Facebook unveils infinite Office its futuristic virtual reality office concept

Facebook unveils infinite Office its futuristic virtual reality office concept

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Why use a laptop when you can work anywhere from anywhere in AR or VR?   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. The future of work...

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5G connected ambulance lets remote clinicians direct paramedics in real time using haptics

5G connected ambulance lets remote clinicians direct paramedics in real time using haptics

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Sometimes the medical experts you need are hundreds of miles away but now they can be right there with the patient thanks to 5G.   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 South...

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With over 4,200 virtual shops Hong Kongs largest virtual mall eyes expansion

With over 4,200 virtual shops Hong Kongs largest virtual mall eyes expansion

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As we look to a future which is increasingly digital and virtual shopping and shopping malls are getting their own make overs.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Think of shopping malls...

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Volumetric video startup turns 2D video streams into interactive 3D content

Volumetric video startup turns 2D video streams into interactive 3D content

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future everything will be volumetric and 3D, and this is another example of the new tech that will get us there.   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)...

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The US Army’s augmented night vision goggles look like alien tech

The US Army’s augmented night vision goggles look like alien tech

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the heat of battle you only want to see what’s important – and augmented night vision systems are here to make that happen.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. When you...

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Cosm just unveiled DomeX the future of giant immersive screen experiences

Cosm just unveiled DomeX the future of giant immersive screen experiences

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There’s alot of talk about the future of entertainment being AR, MR, and VR, but other immersive experiences exist too. And they just got a massive upgrade.   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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Smelling is believing as odour vision comes to VR headsets

Smelling is believing as odour vision comes to VR headsets

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Most VR headsets and systems appeal to just two of our senses – sight and sound – but increasingly startups are trying to expand their range.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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Scientists are killing your digital twins to save your life

Scientists are killing your digital twins to save your life

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By creating a digital clone of your body doctors can try out different therapies and treatments to get them right before they apply them to you.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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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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