Russians latest military exoskeleton controls drone swarms and survives landmines

Russians latest military exoskeleton controls drone swarms and survives landmines

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As technologies continue to mature and miniaturise we’re reaching the point where we can embed AI and compute into clothing and use our minds to control swarms of drones.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential...

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British Army shows off tiny bug drone that flies at 50mph and blows doors off

British Army shows off tiny bug drone that flies at 50mph and blows doors off

WEHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Technology always gets smaller and more performant, and this is a perfect example.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In time every technology gets smaller, like this camera that is so...

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Revolutionary rocket that eats itself for fuel gets UK government funding

Revolutionary rocket that eats itself for fuel gets UK government funding

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The cost of buying, storing, and using rocket fuel makes up a significant percentage of the cost of launching rockets, this could change the economics of the whole industry making space access even cheaper.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof...

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DARPA selects Gryphon to build world’s first ever nuclear rocket engine

DARPA selects Gryphon to build world’s first ever nuclear rocket engine

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today’s combustion engine rockets are cheap-ish but not that efficient so the race is on to develop new and better power systems.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A little while...

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Futurists are training AI to predict the future and make them redundant

Futurists are training AI to predict the future and make them redundant

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Lots of people and companies want to be able to predict the future, for a whole variety of different reasons, so will this new approach work? Only time, ironically, will tell.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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US Air Force announces plans to update fighter jet software in mid flight

US Air Force announces plans to update fighter jet software in mid flight

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Updating any software over the air is difficult, but when it’s a $175 million lethal weapons system, and in the age of autonomous AI’s, the stakes and rewards are much much higher.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our FREE XPotential Community, enjoy exclusive content, future proof...

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Air Force One to go hypersonic after USAF signs contract with US engine maker

Air Force One to go hypersonic after USAF signs contract with US engine maker

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you were the President of the United States you wouldn’t want to have to waste time commuting, which is why a hypersonic Air Force One is now in the making.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our FREE XPotential Community, enjoy exclusive content, future proof yourself...

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3D printed mini-satellites head into space for first trials

3D printed mini-satellites head into space for first trials

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing products that operate in space is difficult, but entrepreneurs are slowly figuring it out and it will revolutionise the space industry.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our FREE XPotential Community, enjoy exclusive content, future proof yourself with XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In the past twelve...

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Powered up exoskeleton turns wimps into world-beating power lifters

Powered up exoskeleton turns wimps into world-beating power lifters

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The technologies used to make exoskeletons are all improving fast, and that means huge gains in exoskeleton performance.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our FREE XPotential Community, enjoy exclusive content, future proof yourself with XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Back in the 1980’s exoskeletons featured in...

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Researchers latest super-powered camera lets you see through walls

Researchers latest super-powered camera lets you see through walls

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Forget thinking linearly, when you think exponentially everything’s possible – including taking photos through walls.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, enjoy exclusive content, future proof yourself with XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. If you ask people what kind of superpower they’d like then naturally...

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NASA trials beaming messages into space using lasers

NASA trials beaming messages into space using lasers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Communicating with space stations and orbiting objects today makes 1980’s dial ups look fast, this new upgrade will help NASA unlock even more of the universe’s secrets.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, enjoy exclusive content, future proof yourself with XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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Cyborg locusts get called up to sniff out bombs after scientists make breakthrough

Cyborg locusts get called up to sniff out bombs after scientists make breakthrough

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to control and read the minds of animals and insects used to be sci fi, now it’s real … and proving useful.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A...

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AI fighter pilot obliterates human USAF pilot in simulated dogfights

AI fighter pilot obliterates human USAF pilot in simulated dogfights

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI’s learn in fundamentally different ways to humans, and increasingly that seems to be their advantage in human-machine competitions.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Who’s better in a dog fight...

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Raytheon unveils the world’s first 3D printed guided missile

Raytheon unveils the world’s first 3D printed guided missile

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing can be used to make artificial human hearts, but on the other it can also be “weaponised” in increasingly sophisticated ways.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. 3D printing...

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ESA machine turns moondust into oxygen and metal to help first moon colonists survive

ESA machine turns moondust into oxygen and metal to help first moon colonists survive

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF This new machine turns the Moon into the equivalent of a motorway service station by helping astronauts create rocket fuel for onward missions to Mars, and oxygen for survival.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential...

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Massive AI powered robots are 3D printing entire rockets in the US

Massive AI powered robots are 3D printing entire rockets in the US

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing has come a long way in the past decade, and it won’t be long before it starts going mainstream.   Amazed by the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Artificial Intelligence (AI)...

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SpaceX’s Mars Starship aces first hop tests

SpaceX’s Mars Starship aces first hop tests

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF SpaceX’s Starship is a heavy lift rocket that will eventually transport thousands of tons of equipment and people into orbit and to Mars.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. SpaceX seems...

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A US startup just built a giant centrifuge to fling rockets into space

A US startup just built a giant centrifuge to fling rockets into space

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Companies are trying to lower the cost of accessing space, and flinging rockets into space could make space travel ridiculously cheap.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. All manner of companies are experimenting with all manner of ways to...

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Florida start up gears up to take tourists into space – by balloon

Florida start up gears up to take tourists into space – by balloon

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Space is being democratised and the first space tourists and space hotels are getting ready for launch so space balloons seem an obvious next step … sort of   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Space tourism is rapidly becoming...

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A brain switch helped put mice into suspended animation, could do same for humans

A brain switch helped put mice into suspended animation, could do same for humans

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Putting humans into suspended animation would give surgeons more time to operate on critical patients, and help us colonise far off worlds, and we’re getting closer to it.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As humanity continues to look...

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