Slowly but surely AI is helping eliminate the need for animal testing

Slowly but surely AI is helping eliminate the need for animal testing

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Animal testing is controversial, on the one hand it helps get drugs to market and on the other kills and harms millions of animals, but AI be a solution.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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Second generation of living robots are faster and smarter than their predecessors

Second generation of living robots are faster and smarter than their predecessors

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Our command of biology is improving, and we’re now creating the world’s first programmable living synthetic organisms – AKA living robots.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Last year the world’s first...

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Pfizer’s new at home pill to treat COVID available by year end

Pfizer’s new at home pill to treat COVID available by year end

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Making and distributing billions of vaccines fast is difficult to say the least – this is a new novel 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. As the global pandemic has gripped...

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Scientists built a perfectly replicating synthetic cell

Scientists built a perfectly replicating synthetic cell

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future not all organisms will be children of Mother Nature …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Synthetic cells and basic synthetic organisms that have no equal or equivalent in...

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Elon Musk’s Neuralink helps monkies play Pong with their minds

Elon Musk’s Neuralink helps monkies play Pong with their minds

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Plenty of people in the world have neurological disorders, from brain damage to paralysis, that will benefit from this technology.   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 another breakthrough for Brain Machine...

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Pentagon scientists microchip detects COVID-19 in the blood before symptoms show

Pentagon scientists microchip detects COVID-19 in the blood before symptoms show

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to detect viruses in the blood and filter them out before they cause harm has its uses …   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 the biggest problems during...

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Revolutionary pill form COVID-19 vaccine develops anti-bodies in Israeli trials

Revolutionary pill form COVID-19 vaccine develops anti-bodies in Israeli trials

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Manufacturing COVID-19 vaccines for billions of people is difficult and relies on having lots of glass and other raw materials, pill based vaccines could literally be a magic “bullet.”   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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Designer Cytokines help paralysed mice walk again

Designer Cytokines help paralysed mice walk again

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Paralysis is no longer for life, and this is just one of tens of new breakthrough innovations that’s making it possible to give people their lives back.   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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Wireless Brain to Brain telepathy gets another DARPA funding boost to go next level

Wireless Brain to Brain telepathy gets another DARPA funding boost to go next level

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We already have the technology to communicate with people and machines telepathically, but it’s basic and slow, now money’s coming in to improve 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. Over the...

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In a world first an AI just made it’s own synthetic human genome

In a world first an AI just made it’s own synthetic human genome

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF What happens when AI can design its own humans? And then breed them ex vivo? The future is weirder than you could ever imagine …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Have...

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Promising single shot nano-vaccine could immunise everyone against all Coronaviruses

Promising single shot nano-vaccine could immunise everyone against all Coronaviruses

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today we have multiple vaccines for multiple diseases, but what if one vaccine could protect you against everything?   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 SARS-CoV-2 virus behind the current COVID-19 pandemic...

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Race to contain COVID-19 sees researchers use AI to predict future deadly mutations

Race to contain COVID-19 sees researchers use AI to predict future deadly mutations

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The global pandemic has caused unimaginable havoc but as Sars-Cov-2 mutates there are fears vaccines won’t be effective so researchers are trying to stay two steps ahead of the virus to prevent that from happening.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future...

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Coronavirus has become the first ever virus to be fully digitised

Coronavirus has become the first ever virus to be fully digitised

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Once you digitise something you can analyse it, share it, and run simulations that wouldn’t have otherwise been possible, and in this case that means finding new COVID-19 treatments faster.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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Amazing self-deleting gene breakthrough reverses effects of genetic engineering

Amazing self-deleting gene breakthrough reverses effects of genetic engineering

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Genetic engineering is incredibly powerful, it can help cure thousands of uncuttable diseases and wipe out species, and until now it’s been irreversible.   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 a species...

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The french government just signed off on cyborg soldiers

The french government just signed off on cyborg soldiers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The new announcement opens the door to France developing future cyborg soldiers …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Cyborgs – every sci fi fan loves them when they’re in the movies....

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US startup unveils brain hacking earbuds that treat a range of diseases

US startup unveils brain hacking earbuds that treat a range of diseases

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As we learn more about manipulating the human brain companies are starting to find new ways to hack it to treat common diseases.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Over the past...

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3D printed heart “glove” paves the way for connected hybrid human organs

3D printed heart “glove” paves the way for connected hybrid human organs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One day we will be able to 3d print human hearts and organs with embedded electronics that can monitor them and fix them when things go wrong.   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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Scientists show off the world’s first 3D printed mini human heart

Scientists show off the world’s first 3D printed mini human heart

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Four years ago we could “only” 3D print human heart tissue, now we have a working mini human heart, and by the end of this decade we could have a full sized version that could be transplanted into the first brave patients.   Love the...

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Experimental Cancer vaccine moves to human trials after successful animal trials

Experimental Cancer vaccine moves to human trials after successful animal trials

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Cancer is a disease, and increasingly more of these types of “diseases” can be vaccinated against … and more breakthroughs will come.   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 the global...

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Israeli scientists reversed the human ageing process by 25 years

Israeli scientists reversed the human ageing process by 25 years

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF With enough knowledge and the right tools we can arguably solve most problems – including ageing.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. How old are you? That used to be an easy...

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