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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Space Adventures sets world’s first space tourist space walk for 2023

Space Adventures sets world’s first space tourist space walk for 2023

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the cost of accessing space falls exponentially it opens the door to a whole new era of space tourism.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Space. The final frontier. Once home to well trained astronauts increasingly it’s being...

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Common element combinations could replace rare Earth metals in electronics

Common element combinations could replace rare Earth metals in electronics

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Rare Earth metals are expensive, rare, and increasingly being used as a political pawn, so what if we didn’t need them any longer?   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In the recent China-US trade war so called Rare Earth...

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SpaceX to build floating spaceports for rockets to the Moon and Mars, and hypersonic Earth travel

SpaceX to build floating spaceports for rockets to the Moon and Mars, and hypersonic Earth travel

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Elon Musk is inventing numerous industries and has ambitions to create the first human colony on Mars, and he’s getting closer to realising his goals.   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....

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US military starts testing solar cells in orbit that beam electricity back to Earth

US military starts testing solar cells in orbit that beam electricity back to Earth

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to capture solar energy in space and beam it back down to Earth is much more efficient than capturing it on Earth, now the tech is being tested.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from...

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US military signs on to start testing Elon Musk’s StarLink communications network

US military signs on to start testing Elon Musk’s StarLink communications network

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Only around half the planet has what can be termed good connectivity, and now for the rest there’s Elon Musk’s StarLink network.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently SpaceX began launching its Starlink network – the satellite...

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USAF ramps up AI drone wingman concept, preps for 2023 launch

USAF ramps up AI drone wingman concept, preps for 2023 launch

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of warfare will increasingly be autonomous and AI driven, and SkyBorg is another step on the road to realising that future.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. When it comes to developing future weapons the US...

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USAF topguns will fight against AI drones in 2021 as era of autonomous warfare nears

USAF topguns will fight against AI drones in 2021 as era of autonomous warfare nears

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of air combat will increasingly fought by autonomous systems, not human pilots, and the race to create those systems has already begun.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. I’ve been talking about the rise of fully...

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Squids help researchers genetically engineer human cells and turn them invisible

Squids help researchers genetically engineer human cells and turn them invisible

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Squid have a huge number of secret skills, and now thanks to genetic engineering humans could one day have those same skills too.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. People everywhere want superpowers – even though their own...

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US Navy’s biofuel powered Tomahawk missiles open door to sustainable rocket travel

US Navy’s biofuel powered Tomahawk missiles open door to sustainable rocket travel

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Rocket fuel is in now way sustainable or green, but this innovation could change that narrative.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Rockets aren’t green in any sense of the word, especially when it comes to rocket fuel...

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SpaceX successfully launches first crew into orbit, ushers in new era of spaceflight

SpaceX successfully launches first crew into orbit, ushers in new era of spaceflight

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the past NASA designed and used their own rockets to transport astronauts to the ISS, now they’re using SpaceX as the world’s most expensive Uber.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. SpaceX and other companies like Blue...

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Emission free flying a step closer after Chinese plasma jet breakthrough

Emission free flying a step closer after Chinese plasma jet breakthrough

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When it comes to the future of flight there are all kinds of new propulsion systems under development, and plasma jets show alot of promise.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Todays aircraft fly by consuming huge amounts...

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US Navy shows off first of a kind laser weapon by destroying drones over the Pacific

US Navy shows off first of a kind laser weapon by destroying drones over the Pacific

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New weapons of war are emerging, from autonomous robotic weapons systems to hypersonic weapons systems, so the military needs a new way to defeat them all.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Laser weapons like the ones in...

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Israeli researchers newest hack uses fans to steal classified data from top secret servers

Israeli researchers newest hack uses fans to steal classified data from top secret servers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Security is a game of cat and mouse, and there are plenty of ways to steal top secret data …   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. If you have top secret data to protect like, in today’s time...

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Eight360 unveil the “Spinning ball of Death,” a new crazy immersive VR simulator

Eight360 unveil the “Spinning ball of Death,” a new crazy immersive VR simulator

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our ability to create simulated virtual worlds and experiences improves we need new gadgets and toys to get the best from them.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As we continue to see more people take the...

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A satellite just serviced another satellite in space for the first time ever

A satellite just serviced another satellite in space for the first time ever

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Satellites have a short shelf life, once they run out of fuel they either crash back to Earth or become space junk, now we have a way to keep them going ad infinitum.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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The US Space Force shows off its first offensive space weapon

The US Space Force shows off its first offensive space weapon

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Space is just another battleground waiting to be spun up, and the US just raised the stakes again.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The race for space is on – literally. Whether it’s Elon Musk trying to...

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