Lack of Covid-19 vaccine pushes DARPA to develop a therapeutic “Shield”

Lack of Covid-19 vaccine pushes DARPA to develop a therapeutic “Shield”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It takes years to develop vaccines, but when pandemics emerge you only have months and that’s not enough time so DARPA are trying to create a therapeutic shield to protect people until they arrive.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote,...

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Space Adventures signs an agreement with SpaceX to take tourists into space

Space Adventures signs an agreement with SpaceX to take tourists into space

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the cost of accessing space plummets enterprising companies are seeing an opportunity to pioneer space tourism.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Slowly we’re entering the new age of so called space tourism, with companies like Blue...

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DARPA announces “Counter-Hypersonics” program to counter the catastrophic threat from hypersonic weapons

DARPA announces “Counter-Hypersonics” program to counter the catastrophic threat from hypersonic weapons

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF All of today’s military machines and apparatus are defenceless against hypersonic weapons, and the US military needs an answer to this growing threat and fast.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. All of the world’s major military powers...

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DARPA closes in on its ambitions to build the worlds first flying aircraft carriers

DARPA closes in on its ambitions to build the worlds first flying aircraft carriers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of warfare will include drones, and that flips the idea of today’s aircraft carriers on its head.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A while ago I wrote an article that discussed the impending emergence of...

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This new powerful terahertz camera uses lasers and radiation to see inside objects

This new powerful terahertz camera uses lasers and radiation to see inside objects

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Sometimes we want to be able to see inside of objects, and using the quirkiness of terahertz radiation now we can like never before.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently I talked about a weird new type...

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The US military’s new Jetson laser can identify you from just your heartbeat

The US military’s new Jetson laser can identify you from just your heartbeat

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The number of technologies we can use to accurately identify and classify people are growing at a staggering rate.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The US military could soon spot you in a crowd, not by your...

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NASA unveils plans to grow homes on Mars and the Moon out of fungi

NASA unveils plans to grow homes on Mars and the Moon out of fungi

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As odd as this might sound it’s actually a very logical idea when you think about it, and NASA aren’t the first to think about growing homes or cities out of plants.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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Physicist proposes radical new Stellar Engine that could move an entire universe

Physicist proposes radical new Stellar Engine that could move an entire universe

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Given the right tools you can move anything, including a universe, and now a physicist has developed a new stellar engine concept.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. I love crazy ideas, because in most cases those ideas...

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Russia’s new 200 knot “supercavitating” torpedoes leave America speechless

Russia’s new 200 knot “supercavitating” torpedoes leave America speechless

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Innovation can happen anywhere, and if you can find a way to eliminate the friction around torpedoes then they can literally fly at high speed.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently Russia became the first  military power...

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Russia becomes the first country in the world to deploy hypersonic weapons

Russia becomes the first country in the world to deploy hypersonic weapons

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Most countries are now on a tear to develop the first generation of hypersonic weapons, and Russia just became the first to deploy them in active service.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Hypersonic weapons that travel anywhere...

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US Army explores the use of shape shifting robots for 2040

US Army explores the use of shape shifting robots for 2040

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Technology is transforming warfare, and the US military believes autonomous swarms of shape shifting robots could give them a significant advantage in battle.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently I discussed how swarms of robots were able...

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IBM’s floating space robot just got an emotional upgrade

IBM’s floating space robot just got an emotional upgrade

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As software improves and AI gets better one big advantage that robots have over humans still is that they can get upgrades and CIMON just got an EQ upgrade.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. How many times...

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Baltimore becomes the first US city to be watched from the air 24/7

Baltimore becomes the first US city to be watched from the air 24/7

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As airborne platforms, from aircraft to drones, and as machine vision and optic technologies improve, our ability to monitor cities and people from the air in real time will improve dramatically.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A...

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New 3D printed liquid “lab on a chip” paves the way for liquid electronics

New 3D printed liquid “lab on a chip” paves the way for liquid electronics

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing is still relatively nascent but as researchers invent new tools and techniques one breakthrough can revolutionise thousands of fields.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in the US have...

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HyperStealth demonstrate the world’s first viable invisibility cloak

HyperStealth demonstrate the world’s first viable invisibility cloak

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Invisibility is an illusion, a magic trick – literally. As metamaterials improve you can expect this once science fiction-like technology to be perfected.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Happy New Year! Today science fiction is becoming science...

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A new VR synthetic skin brings feelings to gaming and prosthetics

A new VR synthetic skin brings feelings to gaming and prosthetics

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the digital and physical worlds collide and merge companies are trying to find new ways to extend the physical experience.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Imagine holding hands with a loved one on the other side...

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Neurotech breakthrough lets Russians visualise people’s thoughts

Neurotech breakthrough lets Russians visualise people’s thoughts

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to reconstruct the images people are thinking about in a lab environment is one thing, but doing it in real time using dynamic content is completely different level of complexity.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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Researchers created a digital metamaterial to create better cloaking devices

Researchers created a digital metamaterial to create better cloaking devices

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Metamaterials are odd, they’re freaks of nature, and now they’re going digital which opens up an amazing number of possibilities.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As you’ll know by now I follow a huge number of technologies,...

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An inflatable humanoid robot destined for space secures NASA funding

An inflatable humanoid robot destined for space secures NASA funding

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Getting equipment and robots into space is expensive, and that makes inflatable robots attractive if we can solve some challenges first.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. We don’t see a lot of inflatable robots, probably for obvious...

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Lightweight metal foam stops armour piercing .50 calibre bullets as well as steel

Lightweight metal foam stops armour piercing .50 calibre bullets as well as steel

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Armour plating is heavy and cumbersome, but this new technology reduces the weight of armour by over 50 percent.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Researchers have demonstrated that vehicle armor using Composite Metal Foam (CMF) can stop...

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