Queen Mary university students become the first to have lectures in the Metaverse

Queen Mary university students become the first to have lectures in the Metaverse

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Most education systems are stuck in the industrial age teaching students traditional skills in traditional ways that haven’t evolved much for a century.   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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Adidas dives into the Metaverse with AI created avatars and banging sneakers

Adidas dives into the Metaverse with AI created avatars and banging sneakers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The metaverse presents an $8 Trillion opportunity and companies are experimenting with a trend that could dominate future commerce and entertainment …   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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Over 7 million people have visited Nike’s metaverse store as digital sales soar

Over 7 million people have visited Nike’s metaverse store as digital sales soar

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The metaverse is coming, slowly, and in the meantime brands should think of it as another digital sales channel.   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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REK’s phydigital sports arenas prove the future of sports is mixed reality

REK’s phydigital sports arenas prove the future of sports is mixed reality

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By combining virtual and physical worlds together REK have created something potentially awesome …   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. Cix Liv, the developer behind...

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Acoustic holograms that let you feel objects in mid air make a big leap forward

Acoustic holograms that let you feel objects in mid air make a big leap forward

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the real world our interactions with the virtual world are limited, after all a virtual ball in VR technically doesn’t exist, so researchers have been trying to find ways to make them “feel real.”   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future...

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JPMorgan opens the world’s first bank branch in the Metaverse

JPMorgan opens the world’s first bank branch in the Metaverse

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As more people live and spend more time in the Metaverse they’ll buy more digital goods and realty, and those will need a new kind of loan so JPMorgan wants to beat the competition to that market.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential...

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This super realistic virtual world is a training school for self-driving cars

This super realistic virtual world is a training school for self-driving cars

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF You can train all kinds of things faster in simulation – often billions of times faster. Which then accelerates the overall rate of innovation.   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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Unity and Hyundai unveil plans for the worlds first Meta-Factory

Unity and Hyundai unveil plans for the worlds first Meta-Factory

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF More organisations are creating digital twins of their manufacturing facilities and the link with the Metaverse is interesting.   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. By...

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Virtual land in the Metaverse sells for millions of dollars as prices jump by 500%

Virtual land in the Metaverse sells for millions of dollars as prices jump by 500%

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It used to be the case we bought and cherished physical assets but in the future digital assets could overtake all physical assets in value.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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New VR boots finally let users walk forever in virtual reality for real

New VR boots finally let users walk forever in virtual reality for real

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you’re fed up of standing in one place and waving your arms to get anywhere in VR these cyberpunk boots are for you.   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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Anzu teams up with Roblox creators to bring ads to the Metaverse

Anzu teams up with Roblox creators to bring ads to the Metaverse

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There is no escaping advertising even in the Metaverse where debates about regulations and privacy will likely take years to begin …   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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Walmart patents show it’s mulling entering the Metaverse with own NFTs and crypto

Walmart patents show it’s mulling entering the Metaverse with own NFTs and crypto

WHY THIS MATTERS The metaverse is potentially a multi-trillion dollar opportunity – eventually – and companies are experimenting and laying their stakes already.   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. When...

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Microsoft becomes the first major tech company to hold a VR keynote session

Microsoft becomes the first major tech company to hold a VR keynote session

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Virtual Reality is still a relatively nascent technology but it’s improving and being adopted faster than ever.   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. Microsoft recently...

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In a world first doctors use VR to help parents visualise their child’s surgery

In a world first doctors use VR to help parents visualise their child’s surgery

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Virtual Reality can be used by healthcare professionals to help them create empathy and explain the impact of surgical procedures on others.   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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Accenture created a VR “Nth Floor” to bring remote teams together during the pandemic

Accenture created a VR “Nth Floor” to bring remote teams together during the pandemic

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Technology is letting us bring people together in new ways to do new things, and this is a great example of forward thinking …   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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Seoul to become the world’s first Metaverse city

Seoul to become the world’s first Metaverse city

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The Metaverse and Virtual Reality can help people connect in new ways and improve people’s access to various services and locations like never before.   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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HTC unveil their latest “slimline” VR glasses to conquer the Metaverse

HTC unveil their latest “slimline” VR glasses to conquer the Metaverse

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF VR headsets are getting smaller and slimmer and it’s only a matter of time now before we see the first VR glasses.   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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Working in the Metaverse gets closer as Microsoft goes all in

Working in the Metaverse gets closer as Microsoft goes all in

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of work is arguably virtual, more specifically AR and VR, and companies are lining up to dominate this new world.   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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New light field technology breakthrough could revolutionise AR and VR experiences

New light field technology breakthrough could revolutionise AR and VR experiences

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We still experience AR and VR worlds in an artificial way that makes it look different to the real world, this tech changes that.   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 future of retail could be virtual malls and shoppable video

The future of retail could be virtual malls and shoppable video

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world of retail is changing in all kinds of ways …   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. His company, Hong Kong Television Network, makes...

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