Research of billions of links shows the internet is both shrinking and expanding

Research of billions of links shows the internet is both shrinking and expanding

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The internet is increasingly our second, if not our first, home – and changes to it affect all of us in one way or another.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The...

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Researchers extend the range of super speed 5G mmWave with lasers

Researchers extend the range of super speed 5G mmWave with lasers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The distance that mmWave 5G signals can travel to deliver super fast speeds is really short and unreliable – this is one solution to that problem.   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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65 percent of all COVID disinformation came from just 12 people

65 percent of all COVID disinformation came from just 12 people

WHY THAT MATTERS IN BRIEF Disinformation in our connected digital world is its own pandemic, and it only takes a few people to sway global opinion.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. During my keynotes and sessions...

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Japan sets a crazy new internet speed record at  319 terabits per second

Japan sets a crazy new internet speed record at 319 terabits per second

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world’s thirst for internet speeds is only going one way, now Japanese scientists just bust internet speed the record.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Ever wonder why the internet, as...

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Apple announces plans to scan every iPhone for child abuse images

Apple announces plans to scan every iPhone for child abuse images

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF This strikes at the heart of people’s moral conundrums when it comes to the ethics of privacy – on the one hand the idea is to be praised, and on the other demonised …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof...

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Scientists use ultrasound to remotely read the minds of monkeys

Scientists use ultrasound to remotely read the minds of monkeys

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF This is the first time scientists have used ultrasound to read the minds of primates.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. First, a quick recap … In time all technologies, including sensors,...

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Researchers break the speed limit to bring 5G to the Internet of Things

Researchers break the speed limit to bring 5G to the Internet of Things

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future will contain lots of smart things and smart sensors – and they’ll all want to talk to one another.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Researchers in the US have...

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Iceland’s five year long four day working week experiment is a blinding success

Iceland’s five year long four day working week experiment is a blinding success

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF People who work five day weeks are actually less productive than people who work four day weeks …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Testing new ways of working seems to be...

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Bitcoin wallets could be hacked by quantum computers by 2025 but there’s hope

Bitcoin wallets could be hacked by quantum computers by 2025 but there’s hope

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Quantum computers will soon be so powerful they could crack 70% of the world’s encryption systems, so researchers are racing to find a solution.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. This year...

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SpaceX say they’ll be able to provide internet anywhere on Earth by September

SpaceX say they’ll be able to provide internet anywhere on Earth by September

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF SpaceX’s ambitious Starlink communications project is smashing all expectations and every record, and it shows no signs of slowing down.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Starlink, the satellite internet unit of...

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Scientists connect the human brain to a computer wirelessly for the first time

Scientists connect the human brain to a computer wirelessly for the first time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As Brain Machine Interfaces improve you’re not going to need to be tethered to a computer.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Brain Machine Interfaces (BMI) have come a long way in...

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A paralysed man uses his mind to write text messages as fast as you can

A paralysed man uses his mind to write text messages as fast as you can

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Mind reading technology is advancing at a rapid rate and breakthroughs like this one are giving some patients back their freedoms.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A man paralysed from the...

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Elon Musk turns his eye to disrupting the out dated global auto insurance industry

Elon Musk turns his eye to disrupting the out dated global auto insurance industry

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The more data insurers have about a driver and their habits the more accurate the insurance premiums can be – and Tesla has all the data.   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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French central bank successfully completes first test of their sovereign digital currency

French central bank successfully completes first test of their sovereign digital currency

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF National fiat currencies will all one day be digital, and the move’s already starting …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. France’s central bank has announced it successfully completed a pilot transaction...

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Major european banks get serious about building a Mastercard and Visa rival

Major european banks get serious about building a Mastercard and Visa rival

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today it seems we have America, China, and then “the others” – increasingly Europe wants to change that narrative …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The European Payments Initiative (EPI), a...

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Facebook backed cryptocurrency Diem to launch later this year

Facebook backed cryptocurrency Diem to launch later this year

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Facebook’s Libra could have changed the global financial system overnight, but after regulators blocked it they’re now taking a different approach …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Facebook wanted to revolutionise...

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China just performed the world’s first remote neuro-surgery over 5G

China just performed the world’s first remote neuro-surgery over 5G

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Sometimes experts are based in other cities, and if you need access to a surgeon that can be a problem – but 5G and remote surgery solves that problem.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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Green Bitcoin alternative Chia causes global hard drive shortages

Green Bitcoin alternative Chia causes global hard drive shortages

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Bitcoin’s energy consumption is huge, rivalling most nations, and its unsustainable so people are trying to create “green” alternatives.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies that run on...

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Federal Reserve’s Digital Dollar initiative has Wall Street panicking

Federal Reserve’s Digital Dollar initiative has Wall Street panicking

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A CBDC, a government digital currency, could cut the banking middle men, and that’s freaking some of them out.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The financial services industry, braced for what...

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Bank of England jumps on the central bank digital currency bandwagon

Bank of England jumps on the central bank digital currency bandwagon

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A digital national currency would help the unbanked, save governments money, and give them unprecedented real time insights into their economies.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As several central banks race...

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