DARPA’s unveils its revolutionary CRANE X-Plane with no moving parts

DARPA’s unveils its revolutionary CRANE X-Plane with no moving parts

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Flaps and aerlons create drag and increase fuel consumption on planes, but what if you didn’t need any of that?   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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Jetopera’s bladeless eVTOL aircraft targets 0.8 Mach

Jetopera’s bladeless eVTOL aircraft targets 0.8 Mach

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Bladeless VTOL aircraft make a lot more sense than prop based ones, but getting the technology right is very hard.   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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In a world first scientists used AI and a quantum computer to simulate an actual wormhole

In a world first scientists used AI and a quantum computer to simulate an actual wormhole

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Who wouldn’t love to jump between blackholes to travel between dimensions and across time?   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. Wormholes have been a science...

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Volkswagen announces plans to create a hydrogen car with a 2,000km range

Volkswagen announces plans to create a hydrogen car with a 2,000km range

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF While most companies are betting big on electric vehicles some are now spreading their bets just in case.   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. Volkswagen,...

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Futurist Keynote, Finland: Unlocking Mobile Opportunity with AKL

Futurist Keynote, Finland: Unlocking Mobile Opportunity with AKL

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In this keynote speaker and futurist Matthew Griffin shows car dealerships how they can avoid being disrupted as their market changes and the car companies they rely on become tech super apps.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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Part aircraft part train this electric Hyperloop could travel at over Mach 1

Part aircraft part train this electric Hyperloop could travel at over Mach 1

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New forms of transport are emerging all the time, and many have bold claims, so we’ll see how this one plays out.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch...

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A new flying car concept takes its cue straight from Blade Runner

A new flying car concept takes its cue straight from Blade Runner

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We won’t in fact have flying cars, they’ll basically be big drones that carry passengers, so this design is about as close to a commercial flying car we could see enter production.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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Gravity blows hot air to show off their latest 1,000bhp jet pack

Gravity blows hot air to show off their latest 1,000bhp jet pack

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF This is a great example of how advances in technology are helping increase the energy density of fuels, the performance of materials, and helping people take to the skies in new ways to save lives.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future...

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Formula E unveils jet inspired cars and new EV regen braking systems

Formula E unveils jet inspired cars and new EV regen braking systems

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Many of the innovations in Formula E eventually filter down into commercial cars to improve their range, performance, and sustainability.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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The Mayflower becomes the first autonomous ship to cross the Atlantic

The Mayflower becomes the first autonomous ship to cross the Atlantic

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Slowly but surely companies are developing the technology they need to eliminate many of the operating crews on board ships and this is yet another step towards that goal.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself...

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A historic first as Cruise starts offering truly driverless cab rides in California

A historic first as Cruise starts offering truly driverless cab rides in California

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Up until now a safety driver has had to be in self-driving cars in case they needed to take control quickly, but now that driver’s gone.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from...

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Hyundai’s giant autonomous cargo ship just completed a trip across the ocean

Hyundai’s giant autonomous cargo ship just completed a trip across the ocean

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF This is the first time a large cargo ship has autonomously traversed an ocean, and even though it had some help it’ll soon become the industry’s future.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses...

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This new road gives your electric vehicle unlimited range

This new road gives your electric vehicle unlimited range

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Lithium Ion batteries in cars and supercharger networks could be just transition technologies as more companies experiment with new ways to charge your EV’s wherever they are.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses...

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Commercially available solar vehicles that never need charging are here

Commercially available solar vehicles that never need charging are here

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF With solar panels getting so efficient have you ever wondered why you need tons of batteries to power your electric vehicle?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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DHL and Volvo partner up to deliver autonomous hub to hub trucking

DHL and Volvo partner up to deliver autonomous hub to hub trucking

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Self driving trucks are coming, and now they’re coming just that little bit faster to change the industry … 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. You’ve...

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This new silent drone flies using ionic propulsion and nothing but ionised air

This new silent drone flies using ionic propulsion and nothing but ionised air

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you think planes need fuel to fly then ionic propulsion will make you think again …   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. A while...

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A flying jetpack is on track to help create the world’s first Hoverbike

A flying jetpack is on track to help create the world’s first Hoverbike

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Bikes are great. Hoverbikes that fly are even greater. Enough said.   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. At around the age of 12, David Mayman...

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Self-driving cars get a boost after US regulator removes requirement for humans to be in control

Self-driving cars get a boost after US regulator removes requirement for humans to be in control

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Removing, or adapting, the US highways regulations so that self-driving vehicles no longer need any form of human control or input is a major step in the future of mobility. Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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Airspeeder carries out the world’s first eVTOL drag race in Oz

Airspeeder carries out the world’s first eVTOL drag race in Oz

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Any time anyone creates a new vehicle invariably someone wants to race them and create a new sport.   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. Around...

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Charging your EV in 5 mins gets closer with Ford’s latest EV charging cable

Charging your EV in 5 mins gets closer with Ford’s latest EV charging cable

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It takes a few minutes to fill your car with gasoline, now it could take the same amount of time to charge your EV.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and...

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