Autonomous vehicles disinfect streets in China to stop COVID-19 spreading

Autonomous vehicles disinfect streets in China to stop COVID-19 spreading

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Autonomous vehicles and robots are the perfect helpers it turns out in a pandemic as governments send them to work.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Makers of autonomous vehicles have long been selling the benefits driver-free transportation, but...

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Space Adventures signs an agreement with SpaceX to take tourists into space

Space Adventures signs an agreement with SpaceX to take tourists into space

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the cost of accessing space plummets enterprising companies are seeing an opportunity to pioneer space tourism.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Slowly we’re entering the new age of so called space tourism, with companies like Blue...

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Travelling at Mach speeds underground edges closer as Boring Co completes Vegas tunnel

Travelling at Mach speeds underground edges closer as Boring Co completes Vegas tunnel

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Travelling at Mach speeds underground might soon be a reality, and Elon Musk is getting closer to realising it.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Elon Musk’s Boring Company’s excavation of a transportation tunnel beneath the Las Vegas Convention...

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UK to ban the sale of combustion engine cars as early as 2032

UK to ban the sale of combustion engine cars as early as 2032

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Transportation accounts for a significant percentage of greenhouse gas emissions, and the UK government is setting some of the most ambitious targets in the world to de-carbonise their economy.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As we...

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Lexus’ awesome Hoverboard goes on permanent display in the US

Lexus’ awesome Hoverboard goes on permanent display in the US

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Many of the things we thought of as sci-fi are now sci-fact, but some are more ready for commercialisation than others.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Back in 2015, Lexus, who in another world first recently got...

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Fully autonomous truck goes unaided coast to coast in an American first

Fully autonomous truck goes unaided coast to coast in an American first

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF All vehicles are going autonomous, and this is the first time a fully autonomous truck has successfully gone coast to coast across America.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Frankly there hasn’t been much interesting news recently when...

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Physicist proposes radical new Stellar Engine that could move an entire universe

Physicist proposes radical new Stellar Engine that could move an entire universe

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Given the right tools you can move anything, including a universe, and now a physicist has developed a new stellar engine concept.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. I love crazy ideas, because in most cases those ideas...

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McLaren reveal their extreme 2050 shape shifting F1 race car concept

McLaren reveal their extreme 2050 shape shifting F1 race car concept

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF While even the best and brightest minds can try to imagine life thirty years in the future the likelihood is that what’s possible will make even today’s grandest concepts rather tame.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. McLaren...

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A hydrogen powered drone just made an epic ocean crossing

A hydrogen powered drone just made an epic ocean crossing

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Despite advances drones today are still limited by their range, but new technologies like hydrogen fuel cells are helping overcome those limitations.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Although multi-copter drones are now being used to transport everything...

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Volkswagen to test its quantum computer powered satnav in real traffic

Volkswagen to test its quantum computer powered satnav in real traffic

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Quantum computers are insanely powerful new types of computers that excel at optimisation problems – such as traffic management.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Volkswagen has announced plans to “test a quantum computer powered navigation app” in Lisbon next...

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Skies beckon as NASA takes delivery of it’s first all electric X-Plane

Skies beckon as NASA takes delivery of it’s first all electric X-Plane

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Big improvements in the energy density of batteries mean that all electric aircraft are now becoming a possibility.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Anyone who’s anyone in the aviation industry, from Airbus and Boeing to Rolls Royce,...

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Boeing and Porsche team up to build flying cars for the rich

Boeing and Porsche team up to build flying cars for the rich

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The race is on to capture the publics imagination and create concepts for the next generation of transportation – flying cars.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. It looks like no one wants to be disrupted in the...

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Dutch startup unveils the world’s first long range commercial solar car

Dutch startup unveils the world’s first long range commercial solar car

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future cars won’t run on batteries, now we have a pathway to create solar panels with up to 80% efficiency the future is battery-less.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. I’ve been saying for a long...

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Airbus and Audi join forces and unveil their flying taxi concept

Airbus and Audi join forces and unveil their flying taxi concept

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It seems noone wants to be left out of the flying Robo-Taxi race, so now Audi are teaming up with Airbus to develop their own concept.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Flying Robo-Taxis, which rather than the...

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Volocopter completes its first flying taxi flight in Europe

Volocopter completes its first flying taxi flight in Europe

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As multiple technologies develop and converge the future of transport is increasingly looking skywards.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The team at Volocopter, who in 2017 flew their flying taxi around the skyscrapers of Dubai, has ticked...

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Goodyear unveils it’s flying car tilt rotor tyre concept

Goodyear unveils it’s flying car tilt rotor tyre concept

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Flying taxis are arriving, albeit in drone form, but the dream of actual flying cars is far from dead.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. If you watch any science fiction movie none of the flying vehicles or cars...

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Hydrogen powered sky taxi boasts record breaking 400km range

Hydrogen powered sky taxi boasts record breaking 400km range

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Traditional ground transportation has had its day, but it’s going take a long time before sky taxi’s are ready for mass transport duties.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. Hydrogen is still lagging behind electric batteries as an energy...

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Revolutionary air breathing rocket engine gets green light for tests

Revolutionary air breathing rocket engine gets green light for tests

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Rockets are traditionally fuelled using LOX which is expensive, toxic, and prone to blowing up, but now the world’s first air breathing rocket engine is ready for tests.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. The world of supersonic and...

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Autonomous delivery trucks and robot dogs to be couriers of the future

Autonomous delivery trucks and robot dogs to be couriers of the future

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Irrespective of whether vehicles drive themselves delivery companies still have to solve the “last mile” problem, and this is one of their ideas.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. As we all order more and more stuff from Amazon...

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Toyota’s zero emission hydrogen trucks start hauling cargo in California

Toyota’s zero emission hydrogen trucks start hauling cargo in California

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hydrogen powered and Lithium Ion battery powered electric vehicles have been battling for dominance for years, and now fuel cell technology is starting to hit the roads for real.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. It’s been two...

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