Futurist Keynotes, Portugal: The Great Re-Invention and 5G The Next Generation, APDC

Futurist Keynotes, Portugal: The Great Re-Invention and 5G The Next Generation, APDC

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Many things were changing even before the pandemic, and alot more’s going to change after …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Firstly, thanks to Isabel and the team at APDC for...

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Research finds energy and transports hidden global cost could be $25 Trillion

Research finds energy and transports hidden global cost could be $25 Trillion

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Pollution and other factors have hidden consequences on everything from our health to the environment, and those consequences have costs.   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 “hidden cost” of our largely...

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Educations tie to income inequality spans more than 100 years

Educations tie to income inequality spans more than 100 years

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A quality education not only benefits subsequent family generations but it also boosts earnings potential and helps reduce inequality.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. I’ve been discussing the impact that education...

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BP announces plans to build the UK’s biggest hydrogen plant

BP announces plans to build the UK’s biggest hydrogen plant

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hydrogen fuels are emissions and have ten times the energy density of Lithium Ion batteries making them a vital asset in the fight against climate change.   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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Bill Gates latest nuclear power plant burns nuclear waste and packs in grid scale storage

Bill Gates latest nuclear power plant burns nuclear waste and packs in grid scale storage

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Unlike their traditional infamous cousins TWR nuclear reactors use nuclear waste as their fuel and are orders of magnitude safer.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Wind, solar, geothermal, hydro, wave energy...

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Slowly but surely AI is helping eliminate the need for animal testing

Slowly but surely AI is helping eliminate the need for animal testing

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Animal testing is controversial, on the one hand it helps get drugs to market and on the other kills and harms millions of animals, but AI be a solution.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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The UK’s first flying taxi SkyPorts will be built in Coventry

The UK’s first flying taxi SkyPorts will be built in Coventry

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Urban traffic congestion is clogging and polluting cities so some companies are looking to the skies.   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 year or so after Uber ran a competition to...

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Startups Cloud in a Box brings fresh water to the areas that need it most

Startups Cloud in a Box brings fresh water to the areas that need it most

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Water is ubiquitous, it’s everywhere, but extracting it and distributing it to the people who need it has often been difficult – until now. Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Today over 75...

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Climate change startups begin sucking CO2 out of the air with giant rigs

Climate change startups begin sucking CO2 out of the air with giant rigs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The accelerating build up of CO2 in the earth’s atmosphere risks creating a runaway greenhouse effect that will cook the earth, so startups are innovating solutions …   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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Hobbyist takes his drone hoverboard onto the streets in viral videos

Hobbyist takes his drone hoverboard onto the streets in viral videos

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The weight to lift ratio of drones is getting better exponentially, and this wouldn’t have been possible just two years ago.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Los Angeles based digital creator...

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Second generation of living robots are faster and smarter than their predecessors

Second generation of living robots are faster and smarter than their predecessors

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Our command of biology is improving, and we’re now creating the world’s first programmable living synthetic organisms – AKA living robots.   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 year the world’s first...

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A giant 25 tonne prototype deep sea mining robot is stuck at the bottom of the ocean

A giant 25 tonne prototype deep sea mining robot is stuck at the bottom of the ocean

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are more raw materials and minerals on the ocean bed than in all the world’s mines – but mining it isn’t easy …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. One of...

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The Maldives Government announces plans to build the world’s first ocean city

The Maldives Government announces plans to build the world’s first ocean city

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Climate change and rising sea levels will displace billions of people, and the Maldives government is preparing itself …   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 sea levels rise thanks to climate...

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Futuristic Dubai nail salon turns your nails into digital storage devices

Futuristic Dubai nail salon turns your nails into digital storage devices

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As compute and storage gets smaller people will find all kinds of new use cases for them …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Dubai is truly the land of man-made wonders....

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Federal Reserve’s Digital Dollar initiative has Wall Street panicking

Federal Reserve’s Digital Dollar initiative has Wall Street panicking

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A CBDC, a government digital currency, could cut the banking middle men, and that’s freaking some of them 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. The financial services industry, braced for what...

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Pfizer’s new at home pill to treat COVID available by year end

Pfizer’s new at home pill to treat COVID available by year end

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Making and distributing billions of vaccines fast is difficult to say the least – this is a new novel 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. As the global pandemic has gripped...

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Scientists built a perfectly replicating synthetic cell

Scientists built a perfectly replicating synthetic cell

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future not all organisms will be children of Mother Nature …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Synthetic cells and basic synthetic organisms that have no equal or equivalent in...

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World’s first handheld neutron detector detects bombs and nuclear material in real time

World’s first handheld neutron detector detects bombs and nuclear material in real time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We now have an easy way to detect bombs and nuclear weapons, in a convenient hand held device …   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 the successful test of the WATCHMAN...

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Genetically engineered barcoded spores could help improve food safety

Genetically engineered barcoded spores could help improve food safety

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When things go wrong in the global supply chain it can be hard to find and fix the fault and recall the products, this improves the situation.   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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