Engineers have a new problem, stopping climate change from destroying roads

Engineers have a new problem, stopping climate change from destroying roads

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As extreme weather events, flooding, sea level rise, and climate change intensify our world’s infrastructure is going to get increasingly crippled if we don’t change how and where we build it.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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Elephant, lion, tiger, and zebra steaks are on the menu thanks to lab made meats

Elephant, lion, tiger, and zebra steaks are on the menu thanks to lab made meats

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you can take the cell from an animal and use it to grow meat in bioreactors then that cell can be from any animal – from T-Rex’s to Porcupines and Pandas … this is a food revolution.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our...

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This lab grown Palm Oil is good enough to prevent the future destruction of the rainforests

This lab grown Palm Oil is good enough to prevent the future destruction of the rainforests

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today most Palm Oil production requires the deforestation of massive areas of land to keep up with global demand, but in the future all you’ll need is a factory.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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A new DARPA project is experimenting with living factories in space

A new DARPA project is experimenting with living factories in space

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Why take stuff with you into space when bacteria and other bugs can make everything you need in situ?   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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NASA and partners team up to create robotic self-assembling space structures

NASA and partners team up to create robotic self-assembling space structures

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Why should we always make things in their final form, why can’t more products morph, change shape, and change their function? That’s what this project is all about.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read...

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New quantum scanners detect underground tunnels with uncanny accuracy

New quantum scanners detect underground tunnels with uncanny accuracy

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Quantum sensors are millions of times more sensitive than traditional sensors and have all sorts of applications.   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. Sensors are...

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This new inverted skyscraper concept builds itself and harnesses the power of the deep oceans

This new inverted skyscraper concept builds itself and harnesses the power of the deep oceans

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Crazy designs sometimes have a way of becoming real, and while this concept combines various different technologies together this is one that might never be built …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about...

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Vivo patent shows a smartphone with its own built in flying drone camera

Vivo patent shows a smartphone with its own built in flying drone camera

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Drone cameras give users a new take on life as tech miniaturises concepts like this become increasingly feasible.   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. Everyone...

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In the future your coffee could be grown in a lab

In the future your coffee could be grown in a lab

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today we can take the cells from plants and animals and grow coffee, dairy, fish, and meat in a lab, and it’s changing how we produce food.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about...

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This new 3D printing technique lets people print mini working machines

This new 3D printing technique lets people print mini working machines

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing’s ultimate dream is to be able to print working products straight off the printer that don’t need to be assembled by humans or robots, this is the first step.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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The UAE is in new talks with Pantheon to 3D print an 11 storey skyscraper

The UAE is in new talks with Pantheon to 3D print an 11 storey skyscraper

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future all buildings will be 3D printed, but it’s a marathon not a sprint …   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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Amazing new grain sized nanocamera snaps amazing hi def images

Amazing new grain sized nanocamera snaps amazing hi def images

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Everything gets smaller and better, and camera systems are no exception which opens up all manner of new use cases and applications for them.   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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New molecular assembler method makes manufacturing new drug compounds faster

New molecular assembler method makes manufacturing new drug compounds faster

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of manufacturing will be molecular assemblers, and while they’re already here and making products they have a long way to go before they mature.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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Hienz shows off the first ketchup from its Martian tomatoes

Hienz shows off the first ketchup from its Martian tomatoes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If astronauts on Mars have chips and burgers they’ll likely want ketchup too and now they can …   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. In...

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GE teams up with NIH to put a COVID-19 sensor in your smartphone

GE teams up with NIH to put a COVID-19 sensor in your smartphone

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF How many times during the pandemic did you wonder if you’d been in contact with “the virus” – this could tell you in the future.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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This tech-style startup is replacing cotton with clothes made from algae

This tech-style startup is replacing cotton with clothes made from algae

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Growing cotton is environmentally intensive and has a large environmental footprint – algae doesn’t and it’s just as good.   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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Scientists used bioreactors to grow human burgers, technically its not cannabalism

Scientists used bioreactors to grow human burgers, technically its not cannabalism

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If we can take cells from an animal and grow meat from those cells then we can do it with any animal – including humans …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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Volvo uses the world’s first green steel to make itself a dump truck

Volvo uses the world’s first green steel to make itself a dump truck

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Heavy industry accounts for 7% of all greenhouse gas emissions, and now the industry’s going zero emissions.   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. The world’s...

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AI is designing new alloys to order at super human speeds

AI is designing new alloys to order at super human speeds

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Most of the products you use are made from alloys, and AI is now designing new alloys that are better, stronger, and more environmentally friendly faster than ever before.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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To hit 20 million cars a year Tesla bets the farm on a monster 12,000 ton Gigapress

To hit 20 million cars a year Tesla bets the farm on a monster 12,000 ton Gigapress

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Tesla wants to produce 20 million cars a year and to hit that goal they need to make some big changes and some big presses.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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