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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Facebook embraces holographics to create its first VR glasses prototype

Facebook embraces holographics to create its first VR glasses prototype

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In order for technology to be adopted by the masses it has to be useful and invisible, Virtual Reality is still struggling with both, but it’s getting better.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Virtual Reality (VR) has been...

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Japanese researchers reveal a new gadget that lets people taste virtual food

Japanese researchers reveal a new gadget that lets people taste virtual food

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As people start thinking about living more in the virtual world companies want them to be able to experience the same things they do in the real world.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As we start getting...

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Doctors treating Covid-19 patients use Microsoft Hololens to keep them and their teams safe

Doctors treating Covid-19 patients use Microsoft Hololens to keep them and their teams safe

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF During Covid-19 there’s been a huge shortage of PPE and doctors on the front line have been at the greatest risk of catching the disease, mixed reality technologies significantly reduce the risks.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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Proximie helps self-isolating surgeons perform virtual surgeries from home during Covid-19

Proximie helps self-isolating surgeons perform virtual surgeries from home during Covid-19

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you’re self-isolating or not allowed to go to work normally it’s a hassle, but it’s an even bigger problems for hospitals and surgeons.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The current Coronavirus pandemic, Covid-19, means that over...

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Eight360 unveil the “Spinning ball of Death,” a new crazy immersive VR simulator

Eight360 unveil the “Spinning ball of Death,” a new crazy immersive VR simulator

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our ability to create simulated virtual worlds and experiences improves we need new gadgets and toys to get the best from them.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As we continue to see more people take the...

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A record breaking 12 million people watched Travis Scott’s virtual Fortnite concert

A record breaking 12 million people watched Travis Scott’s virtual Fortnite concert

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If this concert is anything to go by the future of concerts is virtual.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. With over half the world’s population under some form of lock down thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, Covid-19,...

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Fortnite’s new experimental mode is all about partying, not fighting

Fortnite’s new experimental mode is all about partying, not fighting

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Gigs and concerts are going virtual in a big way, and they’re the future.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Hands up who’s bored of lockdown. Hands up who wants to party. Yep, that’s what I figured, but...

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Film making and game making collide, behind the scenes of Disney’s “The Mandalorian”

Film making and game making collide, behind the scenes of Disney’s “The Mandalorian”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of AAA game making and movie making is merging thanks to the development of increasingly powerful game engines and new film making techniques.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Jon Favreau and MPC Film’s Lion King...

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