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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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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