India drafts legislation to ban private cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and develop a national coin

India drafts legislation to ban private cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and develop a national coin

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Cryptocurrencies and especially Bitcoin seem to freak most governments out because they reduces the state’s control of money, India could be setting a new global precedent.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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Samsung guns for 6G leadership by unveiling its future vision

Samsung guns for 6G leadership by unveiling its future vision

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 6G is about 8 to 10 years away, but companies are already positioning themselves to be the leaders in the space.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. 5G is has just started...

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6G demonstrated in the labs as researchers stream uncompressed 8k video

6G demonstrated in the labs as researchers stream uncompressed 8k video

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 5G is only just out of the gates but countries are already laying the groundwork for 6G.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. 5G is only just out of the gates but...

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Quantum computers get busy helping BMW optimise its global supply chain

Quantum computers get busy helping BMW optimise its global supply chain

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Ultra-powerful quantum computers are perfectly designed to help solve optimisation problems, and most global supply chains are highly inefficient.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Back in 2019 Volkswagen became one of...

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This innovative AI algorithm finds a way to burst internet echo chambers

This innovative AI algorithm finds a way to burst internet echo chambers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Social media algorithms are made to show you more of what you’ve seen before so it’s easy to get stuck in an internet echo chamber and radicalised. This algorithm breaks those chambers.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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Saudi Arabia reveal plans for a 100 mile long car free city called “The Line”

Saudi Arabia reveal plans for a 100 mile long car free city called “The Line”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The Line is a revolution in city building, designed from a blank slate with the future in mind it does away with alot of the problems that beset modern cities.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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China launches the world’s first 6G satellite

China launches the world’s first 6G satellite

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 6G will enable mobile broadband speeds of Terabits per second compared with 5G’s gigabits per second speeds, and China wants to be the world leader in the technology.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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NASA and Nokia team up to build the Moon’s first 4G network

NASA and Nokia team up to build the Moon’s first 4G network

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Early Moon colonists will need connectivity too, as well as their daily dose of internet cat sattire.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Over half the people on the planet don’t...

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European Central Bank announces it’s seriously exploring a digital Euro

European Central Bank announces it’s seriously exploring a digital Euro

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Cash, sooner or later, will die, and several countries are trialling its replacements.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As the use of cash around the world continues to shrink, as...

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China accelerates digital currency trials with massive 10 million Yuan giveaway

China accelerates digital currency trials with massive 10 million Yuan giveaway

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The debate about cash being dead rages on, but as far as China concerned digital cash is the future.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Covid-19 has done many things this...

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Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra was so powerful it could have ended state control of money

Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra was so powerful it could have ended state control of money

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Who is more powerful today – Trump, Xi, or Zuckerberg? Think about it … Technology and an increasingly connected society are now making individuals more powerful than the state.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential...

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New Qualcomm hardware smashes existing 5G distance record

New Qualcomm hardware smashes existing 5G distance record

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The fastest form of 5G, mmWave, has a limited distance of a mile or so, this latest breakthrough smashes that barrier, but there’s still more that needs to be done before everyone gets access to super fast 5G. Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community,...

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The first speed tests from Elon Musk’s giant global satellite network revealed

The first speed tests from Elon Musk’s giant global satellite network revealed

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Over half the people on the planet have little or no access to the internet, Elon Musk’s global satellite network is looking to fix that.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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Researchers say deep learning will help free up spectrum for future 5G and 6G networks

Researchers say deep learning will help free up spectrum for future 5G and 6G networks

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the radio spectrums get more crowded we need a new way to keep our communications systems working, and AI is coming to the rescue.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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As Covid-19 lockdowns ease companies begin tracking employees with in-house tracking apps

As Covid-19 lockdowns ease companies begin tracking employees with in-house tracking apps

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New technologies and innovations are eroding people’s privacy like never before, for better and worse …   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The current Coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, has spurred people everywhere around the world to come up...

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US military signs on to start testing Elon Musk’s StarLink communications network

US military signs on to start testing Elon Musk’s StarLink communications network

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Only around half the planet has what can be termed good connectivity, and now for the rest there’s Elon Musk’s StarLink network.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently SpaceX began launching its Starlink network – the satellite...

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Researchers’ brainwave reading temporary tattoo reads your mind and your moods

Researchers’ brainwave reading temporary tattoo reads your mind and your moods

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Controlling technology with our minds will bring about a revolution in computing and computer interfaces,  and this new BMI Smart Tattoo brings it into everyone’s reach.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. One of the facts about exponential...

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Researchers squeeze a record breaking 44.2Tbps out of ordinary fiber optic

Researchers squeeze a record breaking 44.2Tbps out of ordinary fiber optic

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world is consuming more and more content, more things are being connected to the internet, so in the future we need much faster networks to handle it all.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. You probably consider...

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Covid-19 lockdown is straining networks and it’s AI to the rescue

Covid-19 lockdown is straining networks and it’s AI to the rescue

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF With over half the world’s population in some form of lockdown everyone’s smashing the networks so companies are using AI to keeping those networks fast and reliable.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As the Coronavirus pandemic, Covid-19,...

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China accelerates plans to become the world’s first cashless society as Covid-19 bites

China accelerates plans to become the world’s first cashless society as Covid-19 bites

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Covid-19 has accelerated the trials of many different types of technologies, from drones to self-driving cars, and 3D printing, now it’s accelerating the death of cash.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A couple of years ago the...

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