SpaceX to build floating spaceports for rockets to the Moon and Mars, and hypersonic Earth travel

SpaceX to build floating spaceports for rockets to the Moon and Mars, and hypersonic Earth travel

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Elon Musk is inventing numerous industries and has ambitions to create the first human colony on Mars, and he’s getting closer to realising his goals.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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HyperPower unveil their new high density electric motor to accelerate the Hyperloop

HyperPower unveil their new high density electric motor to accelerate the Hyperloop

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Futuristic transport like the Hyperloop, a Mach 1 train in a tube, need a futuristic power source.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The Hyperloop is a futuristic train in a vacuum tube that will one day be...

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New Ford update cooks cars to protect first responders from Covid-19

New Ford update cooks cars to protect first responders from Covid-19

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Innovations to fight the spread of Covid-19 are everywhere, and Ford’s latest innovation helps first responders on the front line safe by cooking their vehicles.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. During the current Coronavirus pandemic, Covid-19,...

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SpaceX successfully launches first crew into orbit, ushers in new era of spaceflight

SpaceX successfully launches first crew into orbit, ushers in new era of spaceflight

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the past NASA designed and used their own rockets to transport astronauts to the ISS, now they’re using SpaceX as the world’s most expensive Uber.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. SpaceX and other companies like Blue...

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Emission free flying a step closer after Chinese plasma jet breakthrough

Emission free flying a step closer after Chinese plasma jet breakthrough

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When it comes to the future of flight there are all kinds of new propulsion systems under development, and plasma jets show alot of promise.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Todays aircraft fly by consuming huge amounts...

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Tesla’s revolutionary 1 million mile battery finally makes electric cars cheaper than gas guzzlers

Tesla’s revolutionary 1 million mile battery finally makes electric cars cheaper than gas guzzlers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Great technology is one thing, but for it to be adopted by the masses it’s also got to be affordable, Tesla’s newest battery signals the death nell for traditional combustion engine vehicles.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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Cruise redeploys its self-driving cars during Covid-19 to deliver vital food supplies in California

Cruise redeploys its self-driving cars during Covid-19 to deliver vital food supplies in California

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF During Covid-19 it’s dangerous for people to be interacting with one another so companies are using autonomous technologies to help keep vital services running.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As the Coronavirus pandemic, Covid-19, continues to work...

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During Covid-19 lockdown robo-trucks in the US are keeping freight moving

During Covid-19 lockdown robo-trucks in the US are keeping freight moving

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF During a time when people aren’t allowed out of their houses self-driving trucks are helping keep freight moving in the US.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In spite of some amazing technological innovations and the pioneering human...

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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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World’s first fully pilotless commercial aircraft takes off from France

World’s first fully pilotless commercial aircraft takes off from France

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Everyone tells us aircraft can fly by themselves, now they really can, and this is just the first step of that transition.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. We’ve all heard and read about the arrival of autonomous...

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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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