The world’s first tunnel dug by an autonomous robot swarm was just completed in the UK

The world’s first tunnel dug by an autonomous robot swarm was just completed in the UK

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today digging tunnels is slow – as slow as a snail – but this new method makes it exponentially faster and cheaper opening up all manner of possibilities.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read...

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Chicken made in a lab gets its first US FDA approval

Chicken made in a lab gets its first US FDA approval

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Why raise chickens for meat when you can just grow that meat in a lab without all the anti-biotics, environmental damage, and nuisance?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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The US Navy asks for massive drone swarms to overcome future adversaries

The US Navy asks for massive drone swarms to overcome future adversaries

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Imagine trying to stop thousands of kamikaze drones – it’d be difficult to impossible which is why the US military wants them.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch...

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A US startup says 3D printing solid state batteries could double their capacity

A US startup says 3D printing solid state batteries could double their capacity

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By using new manufacturing techniques we can do things we couldn’t do before, such as using nanoscale manufacturing to increase battery energy densities.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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NASA trials 3D printing electronics in low gravity in nod to future space colonies

NASA trials 3D printing electronics in low gravity in nod to future space colonies

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When humans start inhabiting space they won’t be able to get everything shipped from Earth so things like food and electronics will have to somehow be made in space.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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This Mach 5 jet from Hermeus could be the first to have a 3D printed body

This Mach 5 jet from Hermeus could be the first to have a 3D printed body

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing is a revolutionary manufacturing technology, and it is already transforming everything from materials, food, and human organ transplants, to everyday items.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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China is using autonomous 3D printers and robots to print a giant hydroelectric dam

China is using autonomous 3D printers and robots to print a giant hydroelectric dam

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF China has huge ambitions to be able to print buildings, and this is its biggest project so far.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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FabRx uses 3D printing to print personalised medicines for kids with rare diseases

FabRx uses 3D printing to print personalised medicines for kids with rare diseases

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today medicines are all too often in common sized dosages with standard formulations, irrespective of our age or size, but 3D printing allows us to customise both and tailor medicines to the individual.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the...

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Unilevers first 3D printed metamaterial chocolates take eating to a whole new level

Unilevers first 3D printed metamaterial chocolates take eating to a whole new level

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New technologies and materials are transforming all our foods and our eating experiences, and this is just another example of how.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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Alquist unveils plans for the world’s largest 3D printed community

Alquist unveils plans for the world’s largest 3D printed community

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printed homes are faster and cheaper to build than traditional homes, and this tech’s starting to go mainstream.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and...

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This new super alloy from NASA could revolutionise hypersonic flight

This new super alloy from NASA could revolutionise hypersonic flight

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As aircraft and rockets, as well as other things, get faster and more demands are put on them we need new materials that can handle the temperatures and stresses.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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Open Meals uses your biology to 3D print custom Sushi for each individual diner using

Open Meals uses your biology to 3D print custom Sushi for each individual diner using

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We talk about personalised medicine, but personalised food is also now taking on a whole new meaning …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Usually,...

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This new inverted skyscraper concept builds itself and harnesses the power of the deep oceans

This new inverted skyscraper concept builds itself and harnesses the power of the deep oceans

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Crazy designs sometimes have a way of becoming real, and while this concept combines various different technologies together this is one that might never be built …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about...

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This new 3D printing technique lets people print mini working machines

This new 3D printing technique lets people print mini working machines

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing’s ultimate dream is to be able to print working products straight off the printer that don’t need to be assembled by humans or robots, this is the first step.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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The UAE is in new talks with Pantheon to 3D print an 11 storey skyscraper

The UAE is in new talks with Pantheon to 3D print an 11 storey skyscraper

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future all buildings will be 3D printed, but it’s a marathon not a sprint …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A while...

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Researchers warn hackers could sabotage 4D printed products to cause catastrophic failures

Researchers warn hackers could sabotage 4D printed products to cause catastrophic failures

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 4D printing lets us create morphing products with special on demand properties which could be sabotaged to cause deadly failures.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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Swiss government first to approve the use of an assisted suicide booth

Swiss government first to approve the use of an assisted suicide booth

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Sometimes people want to pass over to the next place but the law and technology doesn’t make it easy or painless for them, now there’s a literal suicide booth to help …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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Architects unveil plans for Dubai’s Mars Science City and colonies on Mars

Architects unveil plans for Dubai’s Mars Science City and colonies on Mars

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The first Martians are going to need somewhere to live that can protect them from Mars’ environment and the designs are pouring in.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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These inflatable houses could be home to future Martians

These inflatable houses could be home to future Martians

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Space agencies are eyeing up colonies on Mars – and they’re going to need awesome habitats.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. So far I’ve...

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Tecla’s amazing WASP inspired eco-friendly house 3D printed using local clay

Tecla’s amazing WASP inspired eco-friendly house 3D printed using local clay

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing and printers let us change the materials we use to build buildings – which has huge implications for sustainable construction.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch...

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