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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Microsoft just patented a way to let you mine cryptocurrency with your mind

Microsoft just patented a way to let you mine cryptocurrency with your mind

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Exponential technologies are helping us realise the dream of being able to create money with our minds.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Not much has happened in the payments space for a while now, that is unless...

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IKEA becomes the first retailer to let customers pay for goods with time

IKEA becomes the first retailer to let customers pay for goods with time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The concept of value is fluid, and new tools and technologies are letting companies re-imagine how their customers pay for goods.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Over the past few years we’ve seen lots of amazing new...

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Wearables join the fight to help identify people infected with Covid-19

Wearables join the fight to help identify people infected with Covid-19

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Coronavirus tests have been in very short supply, and many simply don’t work, so wearables are being bought in to help join the fight. Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Since COVID-19 first began to spread, several digital health...

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As Covid-19 rages smartphones help South Korea keep tabs on people in lockdown

As Covid-19 rages smartphones help South Korea keep tabs on people in lockdown

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Since the SARS and MERS pandemics there has been an explosion in technology innovation, including smartphones, which are now joining the battle to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As the Covid-19...

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Sweden starts breaking up with cash as government starts trials of digital E-Krona

Sweden starts breaking up with cash as government starts trials of digital E-Krona

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Cash use is falling in many countries, so governments are now starting to trial fully digital alternatives.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Cash is dying as more and more people use contactless payment systems and digital cash,...

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China’s infamous Social Credit system is now coming for businesses

China’s infamous Social Credit system is now coming for businesses

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If companies want to do business in China they’re going to have to play by China’s rules, and that could be an ominous task for many of them.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A while ago I...

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