Epic Games revolutionary photo-realistic Unreal engine could finally make synthetic content mainstream

Epic Games revolutionary photo-realistic Unreal engine could finally make synthetic content mainstream

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The content you see on your screens is just dots of light, and if those dots are created by games engines or AI’s rather than by filming real people will you know the different – or even care?   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join...

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Futurist Keynote, UK: Full Speed Ahead, WIRED

Futurist Keynote, UK: Full Speed Ahead, WIRED

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world was already changing rapidly before COVID-19, and post COVID the rate of change is set to accelerate.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Firstly, I’d like to thank Catherine, Greg, and the team at Condé Nast and WIRED...

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Space Adventures sets world’s first space tourist space walk for 2023

Space Adventures sets world’s first space tourist space walk for 2023

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the cost of accessing space falls exponentially it opens the door to a whole new era of space tourism.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Space. The final frontier. Once home to well trained astronauts increasingly it’s being...

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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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Common element combinations could replace rare Earth metals in electronics

Common element combinations could replace rare Earth metals in electronics

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Rare Earth metals are expensive, rare, and increasingly being used as a political pawn, so what if we didn’t need them any longer?   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In the recent China-US trade war so called Rare Earth...

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Controversial Pig-Monkey chimeras born in China for first time

Controversial Pig-Monkey chimeras born in China for first time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today there is a huge shortage of human donor organs so researchers are trying to create Human-Animal chimeras to help save lives.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. While some scientists are trying to find new ways to 3D...

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Online grocer Ocado invests £17m to bring robot run vertical farms to the world

Online grocer Ocado invests £17m to bring robot run vertical farms to the world

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The way we grow crops today is inefficient, and vertical farms offer companies a new way to grow organic crops en masse without ruining the planet.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. I’ve been talking about new ways to...

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GE to use 3D printing to build the world’s biggest and most powerful wind turbines

GE to use 3D printing to build the world’s biggest and most powerful wind turbines

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The size of wind turbines are limited by the width of the roads they’re transported on, but now GE is paving the way for wind turbines that are truly massive.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Renewable energy installations...

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As Covid-19 lockdowns ease companies begin tracking employees with in-house tracking apps

As Covid-19 lockdowns ease companies begin tracking employees with in-house tracking apps

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New technologies and innovations are eroding people’s privacy like never before, for better and worse …   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The current Coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, has spurred people everywhere around the world to come up...

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A DNA motor to power future nanomachines just set a world speed record

A DNA motor to power future nanomachines just set a world speed record

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to do things at the nanoscale, such as create molecular assemblers, means we need to be able to move things at the nanoscale.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Today we’re building lots of nanoscale...

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Cameras that see round corners just got a major megapixel upgrade

Cameras that see round corners just got a major megapixel upgrade

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF You might think that seeing around corners is impossible, but if you can capture photons and apply a bit of techno-magic it becomes possible.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Your eyes are so sensitive that they can...

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Brain reading gadgets get closer after researchers pack a BMI interface into a pair of glasses

Brain reading gadgets get closer after researchers pack a BMI interface into a pair of glasses

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As technology gets better, cheaper, and smaller, researchers are now getting to the point where they can create brain reading gadgets.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As technology continues to get smaller and more powerful recently I...

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New peer to peer EV charging system means you’ll never run out of juice

New peer to peer EV charging system means you’ll never run out of juice

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Range anxiety, the worry that your electric vehicle will run out of charge and leave you stranded, is a real thing, this could help solve that.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As electric vehicles become more popular...

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Re-igniting Moore’s Law, MIT’s radical Carbon Nanotube computer leaps from lab to factory

Re-igniting Moore’s Law, MIT’s radical Carbon Nanotube computer leaps from lab to factory

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Moore’s Law is tapping out, and that’s a big problem for the future of computing, but this latest breakthrough could kick start it again.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A little while ago I reported how MIT...

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Researchers unveil the world’s smallest motor to power nanobots and nanomachines

Researchers unveil the world’s smallest motor to power nanobots and nanomachines

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our ability to create nanoscale bots and machines gets better we will need ways to make them move.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Today we’re building lots of tiny tiny things, like cancer killing nanobots, bio-hybrid...

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SpaceX to build floating spaceports for rockets to the Moon and Mars, and hypersonic Earth travel

SpaceX to build floating spaceports for rockets to the Moon and Mars, and hypersonic Earth travel

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Elon Musk is inventing numerous industries and has ambitions to create the first human colony on Mars, and he’s getting closer to realising his goals.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A while ago I discussed how Elon...

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US military starts testing solar cells in orbit that beam electricity back to Earth

US military starts testing solar cells in orbit that beam electricity back to Earth

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to capture solar energy in space and beam it back down to Earth is much more efficient than capturing it on Earth, now the tech is being tested.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently I...

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US military signs on to start testing Elon Musk’s StarLink communications network

US military signs on to start testing Elon Musk’s StarLink communications network

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Only around half the planet has what can be termed good connectivity, and now for the rest there’s Elon Musk’s StarLink network.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently SpaceX began launching its Starlink network – the satellite...

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USAF ramps up AI drone wingman concept, preps for 2023 launch

USAF ramps up AI drone wingman concept, preps for 2023 launch

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of warfare will increasingly be autonomous and AI driven, and SkyBorg is another step on the road to realising that future.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. When it comes to developing future weapons the US...

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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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