UK’s Heathrow airport to start operating flying taxis from 2025

UK’s Heathrow airport to start operating flying taxis from 2025

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Flying is always the fastest way to go – and flying taxis are now literally starting to take off.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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Michigan starts testing roads that wirelessly charge electric vehicles

Michigan starts testing roads that wirelessly charge electric vehicles

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Electric vehicles won’t always have batteries – and this is where we begin.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Even the most extended range electric...

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This 600 ton capacity Russian airship is more UFO than airship

This 600 ton capacity Russian airship is more UFO than airship

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Airships can lift huge volumes of cargo at very low cost and while they’re slow, they’re also making a comeback.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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BMW unveils the iVision, the world’s first Circular Economy car concept

BMW unveils the iVision, the world’s first Circular Economy car concept

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF This is the first commercial car that’s designed to be totally recyclable and re-usable. And hopefully the first of many.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Ever the pioneer BMW has unveiled...

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After decades in the shadows Flying Whales is bringing back the mighty airship

After decades in the shadows Flying Whales is bringing back the mighty airship

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today’s pace of life is hectic so airships provide both a respite as well as a way to lift massive volumes of cargo cheaply. Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Airships are coming...

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Magnetised roads could charge your electric vehicle while you’re driving

Magnetised roads could charge your electric vehicle while you’re driving

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future EV’s will be wirelessly charged, but getting there requires a whole set of new infrastructure.   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 barriers to electric vehicle...

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Daymak unveil Spiritus the world’s first cryptocurrency mining car

Daymak unveil Spiritus the world’s first cryptocurrency mining car

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Why can’t a car make you money instead of costing you money? And other great questions …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Most of us would love a free car. And...

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USAF pumps $60m into Quarterhorse their future 4,000mph autonomous aircraft

USAF pumps $60m into Quarterhorse their future 4,000mph autonomous aircraft

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future aircraft are fast, and autonomous, and also fast… really fast.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Future aircraft will be fast – very fast – and some of them...

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Heatherwick’s autonomous EV concept also cleans up polluted city air

Heatherwick’s autonomous EV concept also cleans up polluted city air

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Turning our cars into a giant network of air purifiers might help move the dial on urban pollution …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently Elon Musk launched a $100 Million...

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Designer Bonikowski’s electric jet concept uses air friction to generate its energy

Designer Bonikowski’s electric jet concept uses air friction to generate its energy

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As we see breakthroughs in materials and control systems this concept might just be 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. So far we’ve seen all kinds of new aircraft propulsion...

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Halo launches the first 5G tele-operated driverless car service in Las Vegas

Halo launches the first 5G tele-operated driverless car service in Las Vegas

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Even the best self-driving cars are only a Category 2, out of 5, so if you want a truly driverless car then this is as close as you’ll get for now.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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Forget flying taxis this company is building a 40 seater flying bus

Forget flying taxis this company is building a 40 seater flying bus

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Flying sky taxis that can take upto four passengers are great, but they’re not going to solve our cities congestion problems alone.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Braeden Kelekona is wedged...

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Rocket delivery anywhere in an hour gets included in latest US military budget

Rocket delivery anywhere in an hour gets included in latest US military budget

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Sometimes you need to get cargo from A to B very fast and as far as the US military are concerned rockets are the answer.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A...

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United bets on a supersonic future with $3 Billion Boom order

United bets on a supersonic future with $3 Billion Boom order

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Supersonic travel is coming back after companies found ways to make it commercially viable after the death of Concorde …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. United Airlines is jumping into the potential...

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Futuristic 300 meter nuclear powered superyacht recruits billionaires to save the world

Futuristic 300 meter nuclear powered superyacht recruits billionaires to save the world

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Researchers are always short of funding and this is a very innovative way to get high net worth individuals involved and ponying up more cash for good causes.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote,...

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Fedex signs Nuro partnership to bring autonomous deliveries to your doorstep

Fedex signs Nuro partnership to bring autonomous deliveries to your doorstep

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future one of the things missing from your delivery vehicles will be the driver …   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 few years Nuro has been taking...

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Flying race car company Alauda unveils their fantastic new Mk3 Airspeeder

Flying race car company Alauda unveils their fantastic new Mk3 Airspeeder

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Flying cars and flying cars races were born to be the future of transport and entertainment.   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 first heard of Alauda’s plans for a flying electric...

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The first battery powered cargo ship is coming to Tokyo

The first battery powered cargo ship is coming to Tokyo

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The global shipping industry burns highly polluting bunker fuel and is one of the world’s biggest polluters and they’ve been given until 2050 to become carbon neutral.   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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SpaceX plans first orbital Starship test from Texas to Hawaii

SpaceX plans first orbital Starship test from Texas to Hawaii

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF This is the first SpaceX test to see whether flying people around the world at Mach 27 will be an achievable goal.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A year or so...

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Worlds first oblique detention engine could unlock Mach 17 aircraft

Worlds first oblique detention engine could unlock Mach 17 aircraft

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future everything is fast, really really fast …   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 future seems full of planes, trains, and even submarines, that can travel at supersonic or...

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