Climate change startups begin sucking CO2 out of the air with giant rigs

Climate change startups begin sucking CO2 out of the air with giant rigs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The accelerating build up of CO2 in the earth’s atmosphere risks creating a runaway greenhouse effect that will cook the earth, so startups are innovating solutions …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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A giant 25 tonne prototype deep sea mining robot is stuck at the bottom of the ocean

A giant 25 tonne prototype deep sea mining robot is stuck at the bottom of the ocean

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are more raw materials and minerals on the ocean bed than in all the world’s mines – but mining it isn’t easy …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. One of...

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The Maldives Government announces plans to build the world’s first ocean city

The Maldives Government announces plans to build the world’s first ocean city

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Climate change and rising sea levels will displace billions of people, and the Maldives government is preparing itself …   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 sea levels rise thanks to climate...

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World’s first handheld neutron detector detects bombs and nuclear material in real time

World’s first handheld neutron detector detects bombs and nuclear material in real time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We now have an easy way to detect bombs and nuclear weapons, in a convenient hand held device …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. After the successful test of the WATCHMAN...

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This ferret died 33 years ago and scientists bought it back to life

This ferret died 33 years ago and scientists bought it back to life

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Our ability to clone and de-extinct complex organisms and animals is getting better – and one day humans will be next.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Like most of us you...

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Scientists found a new form of light that turns all objects invisible

Scientists found a new form of light that turns all objects invisible

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Light is amazing, and it’s also incredibly powerful and useful as a tool, and we’re using it to innovate all manner of new technologies and applications.   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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The shipping industry bets big on Ammonia to reach carbon zero

The shipping industry bets big on Ammonia to reach carbon zero

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world’s cargo ships use bunker fuel which is the most polluting form of all fuels, and they need to reach carbon zero by 2050. Ammonia could be the answer.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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Material that harvests electricity directly from 5G signals ushers in the “Internet of Electricity”

Material that harvests electricity directly from 5G signals ushers in the “Internet of Electricity”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Imagine never having to plug your devices into a plug socket again, and accessing electricity in the same way you access WiFi – that’s now possible.   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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Lasers could make nuclear waste inert in 30 minutes says Nobel Prize winner

Lasers could make nuclear waste inert in 30 minutes says Nobel Prize winner

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There’s over $100 billion worth of nuclear waste in dumps around the world with a life of a million years, this technology would neutralise all of it.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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David Attenborough backs new technology that can recycle all plastics

David Attenborough backs new technology that can recycle all plastics

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Plastic is a great material, but it’s also a curse that needs a cure … this is the first time a single technology has been able to recycle every kind of plastic.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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A Danish startup builds a fleet of floating nuclear reactors to power the world

A Danish startup builds a fleet of floating nuclear reactors to power the world

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world is power hungry, in more ways than one, and one Danish startup believes connecting floating nuclear reactors to the grid can solve the 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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Australian firm unveils the world’s first Hydrogen battery to power homes

Australian firm unveils the world’s first Hydrogen battery to power homes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future homes won’t be powered by electricity from power stations – and there will be plenty of 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. The energy industry is changing. Yesterday...

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Saudia Arabia is building the world’s largest Green Hydrogen plant

Saudia Arabia is building the world’s largest Green Hydrogen plant

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hydrogen has ten times the energy storage capacity of Lithium Ion batteries and is zero emission, but the technology needs to scale up to be cost competitive.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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Future wearables will be powered by your skin

Future wearables will be powered by your skin

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One day batteries will go away as new materials help us harness energy in more natural and more convenient ways.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Energy is all around us. And...

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US Pentagon successfully tests solar power concept to beam energy to Earth from space

US Pentagon successfully tests solar power concept to beam energy to Earth from space

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of energy is renewable, and this is one of the most extreme examples of solar power that you’ll ever see …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Here’s a question...

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Scientists created a mini Aladdins Flying Carpet using nothing but light

Scientists created a mini Aladdins Flying Carpet using nothing but light

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Human ingenuity knows no bounds and the world’s mini “flying carpet” is proof of that.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In the past year we’ve seen dramatic improvements in the development...

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Scientists are building the Earth’s digital twin to help solve global problems

Scientists are building the Earth’s digital twin to help solve global problems

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Once you digitise a physical object you can analyse it, model, and simulate scenarios at exponential speeds to discover more and design better solutions.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Celebrities have...

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Tail light packing helmet is powered by nothing more than ambient light

Tail light packing helmet is powered by nothing more than ambient light

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Up until now being able to generate enough electricity from very low levels of ambient light has been difficult and almost impossible, this material could eliminate the need for batteries in products.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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Floating island with homes costing over $1 Billion starts selling out

Floating island with homes costing over $1 Billion starts selling out

WHY THIS MATTERS INN BRIEF Buying into floating islands is becoming increasingly popular as sea levels rise and as the pandemic continues to bite.   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 climate’s changing, the sea levels are...

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Researchers discovered a way to extract energy from black holes

Researchers discovered a way to extract energy from black holes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Energy is everywhere, even in a Black Hole, but as with all energy systems the challenge is finding a way to get access to it.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Today...

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