Sony and co form an alliance to use blockchain tech to fight DeepFakes

Sony and co form an alliance to use blockchain tech to fight DeepFakes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Some deepfakes are meant for fun, others are meant to spread lies, disinformation, and weaponise society against itself so new tools are needed to detect them.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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Iron Beam laser weapon counters multiple drone threats in live fire tests

Iron Beam laser weapon counters multiple drone threats in live fire tests

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of warfare will include laser weapons and many sci-fi fans will rejoice …   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. Rafael has successfully tested...

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State actors weaponise DeepFakes to try and change the course of the Ukraine war

State actors weaponise DeepFakes to try and change the course of the Ukraine war

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When you can no longer trust the information you see, and when technology lets you create fake people and fake content, the fabric of society starts to unravel.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read...

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Smartphones could one day identify you by your grip

Smartphones could one day identify you by your grip

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are many more ways to identify who you are – for all sorts of purposes – than you might think.   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,...

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Russia becomes the worlds first country to use hypersonic weapons in war time

Russia becomes the worlds first country to use hypersonic weapons in war time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hypersonic weapons travel so fast that they make all conventional defense systems useless, and Russia is increasingly the world leader in the technology.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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DNA tags in clothing fabrics are helping identify conflict cotton

DNA tags in clothing fabrics are helping identify conflict cotton

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It’s very difficult to trace the origin of fibres and other materials, but now DNA tags can tell you exactly where something comes from fast.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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Nammo’s drone swarms now come with tank killing weapons systems

Nammo’s drone swarms now come with tank killing weapons systems

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF People have always talked about the machines of war, but what happens when those machines become automated and autonomous?   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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New US AI project will identify bots and individuals behind disinformation campaigns

New US AI project will identify bots and individuals behind disinformation campaigns

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today anyone can create a bot that generates huge volumes of disinformation and misinformation, the modern equivalent of PsyOps, this AI program will identify the perpetrators.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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Criminals cloned a directors voice to steal $35 Million in yet another spoofing attack

Criminals cloned a directors voice to steal $35 Million in yet another spoofing attack

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When your voice is your password and your voice can be cloned it’s not that easy to get a new password … 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,...

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From flying aircraft carriers to submarine motherships, the US military draws up plans

From flying aircraft carriers to submarine motherships, the US military draws up plans

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Flying aircraft carriers have already been commissioned, and we could soon see submarine motherships – the future of war is changing. 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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China plays catch up as AI trounces PLA’s best fighter pilots in simulated combat

China plays catch up as AI trounces PLA’s best fighter pilots in simulated combat

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Every country says they will never engage in fully autonomous war or develop fully autonomous military AI, but frankly that’s .   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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Researchers warn hackers could sabotage 4D printed products to cause catastrophic failures

Researchers warn hackers could sabotage 4D printed products to cause catastrophic failures

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 4D printing lets us create morphing products with special on demand properties which could be sabotaged to cause deadly failures.   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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New AI computer vision system detects malware with staggering accuracy

New AI computer vision system detects malware with staggering accuracy

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The use of machine vision, using computers to “see” malware and cyber threats, is revolutionary and possible game changing.   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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The US Army is training to take down real life hunter killer Terminator robots

The US Army is training to take down real life hunter killer Terminator robots

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of war will be autonomous and machine versus machine versus humans, so the US military’s getting ready for future wars where the rules have changed …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read...

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In a world first Chinese hackers spoofed biometric authentication systems to steal $76 Million

In a world first Chinese hackers spoofed biometric authentication systems to steal $76 Million

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF You can change your password but you can’t change your face… and biometric authentication systems are now being hacked at scale.   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,...

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QRate uses QKD quantum tech to prevent autonomous vehicles being hacked

QRate uses QKD quantum tech to prevent autonomous vehicles being hacked

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When someone hacks your connected toaster it’s a nuisance, but when someone takes control of millions of connected cars and crashes them into one another it’s a bigger problem – now there’s a solution to prevent that.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential...

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The US military’s Active Denial System is a 95Ghz heat ray weapon

The US military’s Active Denial System is a 95Ghz heat ray weapon

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Ray guns and heat rays are often thought of as sci-fi but both are very real …   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. Earlier in...

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China’s hypersonic missile circled Earth at 21,000mph and smashed its target

China’s hypersonic missile circled Earth at 21,000mph and smashed its target

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hypersonic weapons change the global balance of military power, and China and Russia are way ahead of the US.   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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US military launches cube sats to test new anti-hypersonic weapons tech

US military launches cube sats to test new anti-hypersonic weapons tech

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Currently there are no defenses against hypersonic weapons and the US military is desperately trying to build them.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The US military has a problem that it’s...

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Meet Arrow the world’s first and only supersonic drone

Meet Arrow the world’s first and only supersonic drone

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today’s drones are slow and kind of dumb, tomorrow’s are fast and smart – and they’re going to get faster and smarter …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Drones are getting...

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