Gravity energy storage finds a new way to solve renewable energy’s achilles heel

Gravity energy storage finds a new way to solve renewable energy’s achilles heel

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today solar panels only generate electricity when there’s sunlight, wind farms when there’s wind, so energy needs to be stored so it can be released later. Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Renewable...

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MIT and Harvard scientists develop a face mask that detects COVID-19 in the air

MIT and Harvard scientists develop a face mask that detects COVID-19 in the air

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Were you exposed to the COVID-19 virus when you were out and about? Now you can find out …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A little while ago I wrote about...

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Scientists have created a swarm of injectable brain reading nanosensors

Scientists have created a swarm of injectable brain reading nanosensors

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you think the only way we can connect your mind to a computer is via a chip or a skull cap think again.   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 mission...

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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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Jeff Bezos becomes the first billionaire to travel to actual space

Jeff Bezos becomes the first billionaire to travel to actual space

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Accessing space is getting cheaper, and entrepreneurs are starting to build the future space tourism industry.   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 future of the space tourism industry is beginning to...

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CRISPR gene editing tool shown to stop Coronavirus replication in human cells

CRISPR gene editing tool shown to stop Coronavirus replication in human cells

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By future standards today’s medicines and treatments are old fashioned, and we have an increasing array of powerful new tools at our disposal.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A little while...

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Speedo’s insane 3D printed whale inspired Aquaman swimsuit has its own onboard AI

Speedo’s insane 3D printed whale inspired Aquaman swimsuit has its own onboard AI

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF All the technologies in this concept swimsuit are here already – that’s the real crazy part.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Just before the 2021 Olympic swimming trials Speedo unveiled an...

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Researchers break the speed limit to bring 5G to the Internet of Things

Researchers break the speed limit to bring 5G to the Internet of Things

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future will contain lots of smart things and smart sensors – and they’ll all want to talk to one another.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Researchers in the US have...

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Designer Bonikowski’s electric jet concept uses air friction to generate its energy

Designer Bonikowski’s electric jet concept uses air friction to generate its energy

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As we see breakthroughs in materials and control systems this concept might just be 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. So far we’ve seen all kinds of new aircraft propulsion...

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Halo launches the first 5G tele-operated driverless car service in Las Vegas

Halo launches the first 5G tele-operated driverless car service in Las Vegas

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Even the best self-driving cars are only a Category 2, out of 5, so if you want a truly driverless car then this is as close as you’ll get for now.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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Invidia’s Canvas puts a professional AI artist in the palm of your hand

Invidia’s Canvas puts a professional AI artist in the palm of your hand

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI is helping democratise skills – and in this case it’s helping crappy artists become masters.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been filling in the gaps for...

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Iceland’s five year long four day working week experiment is a blinding success

Iceland’s five year long four day working week experiment is a blinding success

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF People who work five day weeks are actually less productive than people who work four day weeks …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Testing new ways of working seems to be...

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Bitcoin wallets could be hacked by quantum computers by 2025 but there’s hope

Bitcoin wallets could be hacked by quantum computers by 2025 but there’s hope

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Quantum computers will soon be so powerful they could crack 70% of the world’s encryption systems, so researchers are racing to find a solution.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. This year...

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The Pentagon wants to test a space based particle beam weapon by 2023

The Pentagon wants to test a space based particle beam weapon by 2023

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Technology has advanced so much nowadays that space based particle beams could soon be an actual reality …   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 US Department of Defense wants to test...

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Forget flying taxis this company is building a 40 seater flying bus

Forget flying taxis this company is building a 40 seater flying bus

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Flying sky taxis that can take upto four passengers are great, but they’re not going to solve our cities congestion problems alone.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Braeden Kelekona is wedged...

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SpaceX say they’ll be able to provide internet anywhere on Earth by September

SpaceX say they’ll be able to provide internet anywhere on Earth by September

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF SpaceX’s ambitious Starlink communications project is smashing all expectations and every record, and it shows no signs of slowing down.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Starlink, the satellite internet unit of...

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Researchers innovative nanomaterial opens the door for bulletproof shirts

Researchers innovative nanomaterial opens the door for bulletproof shirts

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our ability to engineer materials at the nano level improves we can create new materials with amazing properties.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. If you’ve ever fancied a bullet proof...

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Sir Richard Branson becomes the first billionaire to almost reach space

Sir Richard Branson becomes the first billionaire to almost reach space

WHY THIS MATTERS IN SPACE New space planes are helping reduce the cost of accessing space and opening the door to space tourism.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. After years of preparation, three years late, and...

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To create self-aware robots researchers gave Pepper the robot an inner voice

To create self-aware robots researchers gave Pepper the robot an inner voice

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We need AI’s and robots to be able to explain their behaviours and actions and this is the first step…   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. “Hey Siri, can you find me...

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Oros’ latest clothing line uses aerogel to protect you from -321F cold

Oros’ latest clothing line uses aerogel to protect you from -321F cold

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New materials are the key to unlocking many of tomorrow’s futuristic products and technologies and this isa just one example …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently I showed off how...

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