Lockheed Martin achieves first light of it’s latest 50kw laser weapon system

Lockheed Martin achieves first light of it’s latest 50kw laser weapon system

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of combat is drones and hypersonic weapons systems, so you need a new defensive weapon to counter than and light’s fast, cheap, and deadly.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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The latest USAF report says force fields are almost here but they’re not quite sci-fi

The latest USAF report says force fields are almost here but they’re not quite sci-fi

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Force fields are the stuff of sci-fi, and while the US Military thinks they’re more drone like I and others have other ideas …   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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Start moving to quantum safe cryptography now White House tells feds

Start moving to quantum safe cryptography now White House tells feds

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF What if there was a powerful enough computer platform emerging which could crack 70% of global encryption in minutes and reveal your secrets? Worried? Then read on …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read...

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A major US led drone fleet is finally coming together in the Middle East

A major US led drone fleet is finally coming together in the Middle East

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There’s no way that traditional military ships can patrol the vast areas of the Red Sea so countries are building the world’s first drone fleet.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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NIST unveils its top four quantum resistant encryption algorithms

NIST unveils its top four quantum resistant encryption algorithms

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When quantum computers get powerful enough they will be able to crack almost all of today’s encryption, so we need new algorithms.   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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Submersible drone motherships are about to conquer their final hurdle

Submersible drone motherships are about to conquer their final hurdle

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you want to create underwater motherships that can act as the equivalent of underwater aircraft carriers for drones then you need to be able to control their docking.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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The US Navy asks for massive drone swarms to overcome future adversaries

The US Navy asks for massive drone swarms to overcome future adversaries

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Imagine trying to stop thousands of kamikaze drones – it’d be difficult to impossible which is why the US military wants them.   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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US Government to start giving IOT devices a cyber security rating from 2023

US Government to start giving IOT devices a cyber security rating from 2023

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Most IOT connected devices have little to no security which means they can be hacked, abused and used, so this rating hopes to solve that and raise IOT security awareness.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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An autonomous Blackhawk just successfully completed its first mock rescue mission

An autonomous Blackhawk just successfully completed its first mock rescue mission

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Helicopter crews in war time are put at high risk during search and rescue operations but now an autonomous Blackhawk could see pilots grounded.   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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The US Navy takes delivery of its first tactical laser weapon

The US Navy takes delivery of its first tactical laser weapon

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Many things you think of as sci-fi are now sci-fact and this is yet another example of how new technologies are changing the battlefield.   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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Europe’s floating gas terminals will save lives this winter but environmentalists worry

Europe’s floating gas terminals will save lives this winter but environmentalists worry

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Russian aggression and military actions have jeopardised European fuel imports so the EU have had to spin up new ways to import LNG and fast which means developing floating terminals.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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China’s latest anti-stealth metric wave radar is the size of a clothes rack

China’s latest anti-stealth metric wave radar is the size of a clothes rack

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Anti stealth radar systems used to be huge, then came quantum radar which unmasks even the best stealth weapons, and now these new systems are getting portable.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about...

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China’s hybrid supersonic weapon flies like a missile and swims like a torpedo

China’s hybrid supersonic weapon flies like a missile and swims like a torpedo

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF China is developing technology that goes beyond the bleeding edge and most of their latest weapons are hybrid mixtures of forms and formats which should put their enemies on alert.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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Scammers burn crypto and re-configure smart contracts to steal millions

Scammers burn crypto and re-configure smart contracts to steal millions

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When scammers re-configure crypto and blockchain smart contracts your money is gone forever the instant you transfer it.   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. 2021...

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NASA’s Martian autonomous cybersecurity defence test is a resounding success

NASA’s Martian autonomous cybersecurity defence test is a resounding success

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In time most cybersecurity systems will have to be autonomous in order to keep pace with the attacks, and this fully autonomous IOT trial was a resounding success.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with...

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Researchers use acoustic tractor beams to make complex structures in mid air

Researchers use acoustic tractor beams to make complex structures in mid air

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are many advantages to being able to manipulate things in mid air, whether it’s for hygiene, assembly, or even engineering and manufacturing purposes …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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Criminals are eyeing up the metaverse already and planning chaos

Criminals are eyeing up the metaverse already and planning chaos

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The metaverse will be a new frontier for criminals … and very very profitable despite everyone’s best efforts.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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The FBI warns people are using DeepFakes to apply for remote tech jobs

The FBI warns people are using DeepFakes to apply for remote tech jobs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When you hire someone you give them money, as in a wage, and access to your systems, so what happens when those people aren’t who they seem to be?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself...

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Elon Musk deepfake crypto scams are on the rise and they’re getting better

Elon Musk deepfake crypto scams are on the rise and they’re getting better

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Deepfakes are getting better, in two years they’ll be perfect, and that means you won’t be able to trust anything you see. And that’s a huge issue.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses...

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AI and 6G will form the bedrock of China’s first hypersonic missile defence system

AI and 6G will form the bedrock of China’s first hypersonic missile defence system

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hypersonic weapons and vehicles move so fast that conventional defense systems are useless, and increasingly new technologies are needed to defend against 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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