BMW’s virtual factory uses AI and simulation to design better next gen factories

BMW’s virtual factory uses AI and simulation to design better next gen factories

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF BMW have been using a virtual simulation and AI to create the perfect optimised factory, for humans and robots, before they build the real thing.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. German...

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Mother brings her daughter back from the dead in Virtual Reality

Mother brings her daughter back from the dead in Virtual Reality

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Technology is impacting all of society in new ways, and it’s even starting to get us to question the concept of death and dying.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Death used...

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Game developers use AI to create the ultimate 1980’s friend in lockdown

Game developers use AI to create the ultimate 1980’s friend in lockdown

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today AI is impersonal, but tomorrow it could be your best friend …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. We’re surely all feeling the effects of not seeing our friends enough this...

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Microsoft MESH merges physical and virtual worlds to re-create the Avatar experience

Microsoft MESH merges physical and virtual worlds to re-create the Avatar experience

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The physical and digital worlds will inevitably merge, but getting “how” they merge right is tricky and MESH moves the dial in the right direction.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Last...

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Ultrasonic holograms go 3D to let you feel objects mid air and play air guitar

Ultrasonic holograms go 3D to let you feel objects mid air and play air guitar

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future is 3D and that includes real light based holograms complete with objects you can feel and manipulate in mid air.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Holograms seem to be...

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Virtual reality treatment helps hospital patients overcome chronic pain

Virtual reality treatment helps hospital patients overcome chronic pain

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Virtual Reality is increasingly being eyed as a very useful therapeutic treatment and tool, and it’s showing great promise.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Virtual Reality (VR) is an amazing technology,...

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Digital human Douglas is awesome, unsettling, and possibly brilliant

Digital human Douglas is awesome, unsettling, and possibly brilliant

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today’s Digital Humans are often like yesterday’s satnavs – canned technology with some basic smarts, but DigiDoug and his AI operating system could help create the first “true” autonomous digital humans.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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Blockchain would finally let gaming characters cross between franchises

Blockchain would finally let gaming characters cross between franchises

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today none of your games characters, or any characters for that matter, can seamlessly jump from one game universe or franchise to another, but blockchain could make that happen.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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LG’s keynote speaker at CES 2021 was a digital human called Reah

LG’s keynote speaker at CES 2021 was a digital human called Reah

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF You’re a human flesh bag, but today the technology to create virtual beings and digital humans is accelerating fast.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Humans aren’t what they used to be....

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Apple’s Augmented Reality OS gets unveiled as a concept

Apple’s Augmented Reality OS gets unveiled as a concept

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It’s time to break free of computer screens, viva la revolution, viva AR!   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. For almost 50 years the concept of computers has largely remained the same....

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Sony bets big on virtual concerts and launches a virtual star at CES 2021

Sony bets big on virtual concerts and launches a virtual star at CES 2021

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the real world artists are constrained by lots of things, including the laws of nature, but virtual concerts make all that a thing of the past.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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Fable Studio’s interactive virtual beings want to have a relationship with you

Fable Studio’s interactive virtual beings want to have a relationship with you

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We talk to other people all the time, virtual beings are increasingly just like those people, but digital and without all that messy emotional baggage.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Fable...

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Stunning virtual reality sets are helping Hollywood re-invent movie making

Stunning virtual reality sets are helping Hollywood re-invent movie making

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Making movies in virtual reality, and using gaming engines to create characters and sets, is revolutionising how blockbusters are made.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As I’ve discussed many times before,...

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Canadian gamers made an intriguing dynamic VR game with interactive AI characters

Canadian gamers made an intriguing dynamic VR game with interactive AI characters

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As AI improves it’s going to open up a whole new realm of dynamic entertainment where the content creates itself on the fly, and where the characters are “alive” and “dynamic.”   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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K-Pop’s newest band member will be a CGI generated digital human

K-Pop’s newest band member will be a CGI generated digital human

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Everything you watch through a screen is just a collection of digital pixels, and as AI gets better at generating synthetic content real human performers could be less relevant …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from...

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Virtual star and singer Lil Miquela unveils her debut US single Not Mine

Virtual star and singer Lil Miquela unveils her debut US single Not Mine

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future your little wanna be pop stars are going to have to compete with virtual stars …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. America could soon be getting a new...

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Riot built the world’s most awesome mixed reality E-Sports stage using Mandalorian tech

Riot built the world’s most awesome mixed reality E-Sports stage using Mandalorian tech

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Events are changing in a big way, and the Covid-19 lockdowns have encouraged some companies to really push the limits of what’s technologically possible.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Events are...

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Apple iPhone 12 packs in Lidar to bring physical and virtual worlds closer together

Apple iPhone 12 packs in Lidar to bring physical and virtual worlds closer together

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Lidar sensing systems used to be an incredibly large and incredibly expensive, and now they’re in your phone.   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. This week Apple introduced its latest line...

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Charity fundraisers go virtual as Ready Player Golf tournament tees off

Charity fundraisers go virtual as Ready Player Golf tournament tees off

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Non profit organisations are often the last to reap the benefits of new technology, but new virtual fund raisers could reverse that trend.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our FREE XPotential Community, enjoy exclusive content, future proof yourself with XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Charity organisations normally...

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Disney Imagineers show off their amazing Holodeck

Disney Imagineers show off their amazing Holodeck

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our ability to create virtual worlds improves companies are looking for new ways to immerse themselves in the technology.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A while ago I talked about a company that’s attempting to build the...

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