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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China touts an AI that can design its own hypersonic weapons

China touts an AI that can design its own hypersonic weapons

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Creative Machines that can design and innovate everything from new chemical weapons to rockets, and of course computer chips, are already here, but one that designs hypersonic weapons is a new twist on the tech.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future...

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6G takes on a new roll helping China create better hypersonic weapons systems

6G takes on a new roll helping China create better hypersonic weapons systems

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF China is pulling ahead of other countries in the development and use of 6G technology which should start commercialising around 2028.   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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New X-Ray technique helps researchers discover backdoors in components faster

New X-Ray technique helps researchers discover backdoors in components faster

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Trying to find backdoors in components is hard, but this technology will also let companies reverse engineer all kinds of products easier.   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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Researchers show it’s possible to load malware onto switched off phones

Researchers show it’s possible to load malware onto switched off phones

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When your smartphone is off it isn’t and that means certain active components can be hacked even when you think they can’t.   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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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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