The UN IPCC’s climate report is “Code Red for humanity”

The UN IPCC’s climate report is “Code Red for humanity”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The Japanese have a saying: “We all live under one sky.” But increasingly as a result of human activity that sky, and the climate that goes with it, is changing our world.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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Drax announces the worlds largest negative emissions energy project

Drax announces the worlds largest negative emissions energy project

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Greenhouse gasses that are responsible for climate change are being emitted faster than ever before, and now companies are being incentivised to literally bury them.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Drax,...

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The worlds first mountain based solar farm is 50 percent more efficient

The worlds first mountain based solar farm is 50 percent more efficient

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When it comes to solar where you build your solar farm really makes a difference …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. So far over 1 Trillion Watts of renewables have been...

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Denmark approves the world’s first “Energy Island” project

Denmark approves the world’s first “Energy Island” project

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Noone seems to want wind turbines anywhere near their town, but there’s plenty of room at sea for them …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Denmark, the nation that built the...

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China adds the finishing touches to the world’s first Thorium Reactor

China adds the finishing touches to the world’s first Thorium Reactor

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Thorium Reactors are by far the safest kind of nuclear reactor – but developing them has been incredibly hard. Until Now.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. India has been pursuing them...

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California proposes $750 Million water recycling scheme to end its historic drought

California proposes $750 Million water recycling scheme to end its historic drought

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Many countries around the world are suffering from record breaking droughts, but most don’t recycle any of their water, which could help alleviate some of the problems …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote,...

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Gravity energy storage finds a new way to solve renewable energy’s achilles heel

Gravity energy storage finds a new way to solve renewable energy’s achilles heel

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today solar panels only generate electricity when there’s sunlight, wind farms when there’s wind, so energy needs to be stored so it can be released later. Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Renewable...

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The future of power is transcontinental supergrids that connect the world’s energy supplies

The future of power is transcontinental supergrids that connect the world’s energy supplies

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today if you generate electricity in one part of the world you can’t transport it to any other place in the world – supergrids are a paradigm shift.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote,...

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Bacteria manage to recycle plastic into vanilla flavouring in weird world first

Bacteria manage to recycle plastic into vanilla flavouring in weird world first

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you think plastics can only be recycled to make new plastics you’d be wrong.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. I see many weird things – such as molecular assemblers and...

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Self-improving material could rapidly accelerate the development of green fuels

Self-improving material could rapidly accelerate the development of green fuels

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the world weans itself off fossil fuels the new fuels we use need to be much greener to produce.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Three years ago, scientists at the...

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China’s Mach 30 wind tunnel could put them decades ahead in hypersonic technology

China’s Mach 30 wind tunnel could put them decades ahead in hypersonic technology

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of everything is fast – and this is the world’s fastest and most brutal wind tunnel which will let China test new hypersonic concepts.   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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GE floats futuristic deep ocean wind turbines as the future of renewables

GE floats futuristic deep ocean wind turbines as the future of renewables

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today wind farms are located near the shoreline but these new wave rider wind turbines could be placed in the deep ocean far from shore.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. GE...

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New Norwegian wind farm trials giant wind catcher grids with hundreds of wind turbines

New Norwegian wind farm trials giant wind catcher grids with hundreds of wind turbines

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Wind power projects are springing up all over the world and companies are now starting to innovate new more powerful designs.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. By now we’re all familiar...

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New Transhumanist theory thinks Dyson Spheres could unlock human immortality

New Transhumanist theory thinks Dyson Spheres could unlock human immortality

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Ironically there are many paths to immortality, but this one is the most far out there yet …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Step back twenty years ago and when you...

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Biofuels made using giant Pacific Kelp elevators could power a tenth of all US transport

Biofuels made using giant Pacific Kelp elevators could power a tenth of all US transport

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There is alot of controversy about using land for biofuel production, but the sea on the other hand …   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 world’s hunger for energy is increasing...

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NASA’s Perseverance rover makes oxygen on Mars in historic first

NASA’s Perseverance rover makes oxygen on Mars in historic first

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to produce oxygen on Mars opens the door to Mars based colonies and rocket re-fuelling stations.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. An increasing number of billionaires and multi-national organisations...

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BP announces plans to build the UK’s biggest hydrogen plant

BP announces plans to build the UK’s biggest hydrogen plant

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hydrogen fuels are zero emissions and have ten times the energy density of Lithium Ion batteries making them a vital asset in the fight against climate change.   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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Bill Gates latest nuclear power plant burns nuclear waste and packs in grid scale storage

Bill Gates latest nuclear power plant burns nuclear waste and packs in grid scale storage

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Unlike their traditional infamous cousins TWR nuclear reactors use nuclear waste as their fuel and are orders of magnitude safer.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Wind, solar, geothermal, hydro, wave energy...

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Startups Cloud in a Box brings fresh water to the areas that need it most

Startups Cloud in a Box brings fresh water to the areas that need it most

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Water is ubiquitous, it’s everywhere, but extracting it and distributing it to the people who need it has often been difficult – until now. 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 over 75...

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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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