IBM announces their AI can recode legacy software so it can run in the cloud

IBM announces their AI can recode legacy software so it can run in the cloud

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world runs on legacy code, and it’s hard for people to maintain, operate, secure, upgrade, and de-bug so using AI to modernise it could solve lots of problems.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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Revolutionary pill form COVID-19 vaccine develops anti-bodies in Israeli trials

Revolutionary pill form COVID-19 vaccine develops anti-bodies in Israeli trials

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Manufacturing COVID-19 vaccines for billions of people is difficult and relies on having lots of glass and other raw materials, pill based vaccines could literally be a magic “bullet.”   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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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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Facebook’s TransCoder AI converts code from one programming language into others

Facebook’s TransCoder AI converts code from one programming language into others

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world runs on legacy code, and it’s difficult to modernise and secure. TransCoder could one day be the AI equivalent of a universal language translator but for code.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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Lasers could make nuclear waste inert in 30 minutes says Nobel Prize winner

Lasers could make nuclear waste inert in 30 minutes says Nobel Prize winner

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There’s over $100 billion worth of nuclear waste in dumps around the world with a life of a million years, this technology would neutralise all of it.   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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David Attenborough backs new technology that can recycle all plastics

David Attenborough backs new technology that can recycle all plastics

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Plastic is a great material, but it’s also a curse that needs a cure … this is the first time a single technology has been able to recycle every kind of plastic.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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How to be an Exponential Leader in an exponential world

How to be an Exponential Leader in an exponential world

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world is changing faster than at any other point in human history, and that change is accelerating. The change is also more complex and dynamic, with more threats and opportunities than ever before, and successfully navigating it requires a new form of leadership.  ...

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AI replaces more fast food jobs to make your drive thru experience better

AI replaces more fast food jobs to make your drive thru experience better

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI is increasingly able to automate more cognitive work, and fast food workers are in the firing line.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. First Travis Kalanick, Uber’s founder and ex CEO...

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NYPD sends in their robot DigiDog to spy on perps in the Bronx

NYPD sends in their robot DigiDog to spy on perps in the Bronx

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Increasingly powerful technologies let individuals and organisations do increasingly powerful things, and that worries many people who might be on the receiving end.   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 day robots...

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Futuristic Spinach can send you emails about climate change, life, and stuff

Futuristic Spinach can send you emails about climate change, life, and stuff

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Plants are getting more super powers than ever before and it’s all thanks to new tech and weird scientists …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Over the past couple of years...

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US stealth ship reaches insane speeds to out race everything in the ocean

US stealth ship reaches insane speeds to out race everything in the ocean

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By reducing the water friction ships and torpedoes can reach speeds that even make even the fastest cars look slow by comparison.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Some boats are fast,...

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Body morphing clothing powered by ancient bacteria helps you exercise harder

Body morphing clothing powered by ancient bacteria helps you exercise harder

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Nature has lots of tricks up its proverbial sleeve, and now we can use it to cool your sleeves in new ways …   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 world is...

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Futurist Virtual Keynote, Malaysia: Future of HR and the Workforce, CWI

Futurist Virtual Keynote, Malaysia: Future of HR and the Workforce, CWI

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Technology is changing the way we work and the way we identify, hire, train, retain, and fire people, here’s how …   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, thank you to Sarmad...

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Futurist Lecture, USA: Future of Blockchain and the 100X Human, Michigan State University

Futurist Lecture, USA: Future of Blockchain and the 100X Human, Michigan State University

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We already live in a sci-fi world, but new technologies and new ways of working are soon going to help humanity reach new highs, accomplish new things, and unleash our potential like never before.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof...

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Three tech giants team up to build ‘giant’ laptops with flexible displays

Three tech giants team up to build ‘giant’ laptops with flexible displays

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to fold screens and displays opens the door to new computer and smart device formats, and this is just the beginning.   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’ve all seen...

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Futurist Virtual Fireside Chat: The Future of Transportation, P3

Futurist Virtual Fireside Chat: The Future of Transportation, P3

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Digital and exponential technologies are transforming every sector, decentralising services, and are having a major impact on the future of infrastructure planning and investment.   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, thank...

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A Danish startup builds a fleet of floating nuclear reactors to power the world

A Danish startup builds a fleet of floating nuclear reactors to power the world

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world is power hungry, in more ways than one, and one Danish startup believes connecting floating nuclear reactors to the grid can solve the problem.   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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This new shape shifting material responds to light

This new shape shifting material responds to light

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Materials form the foundation of every product and thing in the universe, so the more kinds of materials we have the more possibilities we have.   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...

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Australian firm unveils the world’s first Hydrogen battery to power homes

Australian firm unveils the world’s first Hydrogen battery to power homes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future homes won’t be powered by electricity from power stations – and there will be plenty of alternatives.   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 energy industry is changing. Yesterday...

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Transparent wood makes a splash in the car world

Transparent wood makes a splash in the car world

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We are inventing new materials all the time, and we’re also re-inventing old ones …   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 a team of scientists from MIT managed to grow wood...

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