Genetically engineered barcoded spores could help improve food safety

Genetically engineered barcoded spores could help improve food safety

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When things go wrong in the global supply chain it can be hard to find and fix the fault and recall the products, this improves the situation.   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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Scientists developed a device that enables two way communication with plants

Scientists developed a device that enables two way communication with plants

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Plants are a rich source of information – if you can communicate with them that is …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In the past couple of years I’ve seen scientists...

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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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This genetic kill switch prevents genetically modified organisms from escaping

This genetic kill switch prevents genetically modified organisms from escaping

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Genetically modifying organisms is easier than ever before, but controlling how those organisms behave or spread is a major problem still.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Genetically modified organisms, as well...

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MIT’s lab grown wood and plants take aim at traditional farming and forestry

MIT’s lab grown wood and plants take aim at traditional farming and forestry

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Agriculture and forestry account for over 20 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions, but what if you could grow only the parts of the plant you want in a lab like lab made meats using no chemicals and without any of the waste?   Love...

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Singapore becomes the first country in the world to approve lab made meat for sale

Singapore becomes the first country in the world to approve lab made meat for sale

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF For tens of thousands of years humankind have gotten their meat from animals, now that no longer needs to be the case.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Every new technology faces many...

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Strawberry picking robot that out performs human pickers heads to the fields

Strawberry picking robot that out performs human pickers heads to the fields

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Dramatic improvements in AI, machine vision, robotics, and sensors, mean robots are finally matching humans in many tasks.   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 few years agricultural robots have...

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Edible electronics tattooed onto your food could track both your food and your health

Edible electronics tattooed onto your food could track both your food and your health

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Electronics are changing, in every way, and that opens up a whole new world of possibilities.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Transferrable tattoos and decal transfers are a familiar part of...

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Genetically engineered cattle only produce male offspring to save the world

Genetically engineered cattle only produce male offspring to save the world

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF DNA is the software of life, and our ability to code it is getting exponentially better – for better and worse.   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 spite of the...

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KFC embraces future of food, inks deal to sell 3D printed chicken nuggets

KFC embraces future of food, inks deal to sell 3D printed chicken nuggets

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The meat you eat has to be raised, slaughtered, and then transported, but now you can buy real meat that never travelled a mile and never lived …   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Amazon and Ocado are growing...

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Food made from thin air could disrupt the global Soya market within a decade

Food made from thin air could disrupt the global Soya market within a decade

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Creating Soya and other protein products has a huge environmental impact, food literally made from air eliminates that.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. There’s a food revolution going on – whether it’s plant based meat, which let’s face...

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Online grocer Ocado invests £17m to bring robot run vertical farms to the world

Online grocer Ocado invests £17m to bring robot run vertical farms to the world

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The way we grow crops today is inefficient, and vertical farms offer companies a new way to grow organic crops en masse without ruining the planet.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. I’ve been talking about new ways to...

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Scientists have visualised stress in plants for the first time

Scientists have visualised stress in plants for the first time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As these sensors become more powerful one day we’ll be able to visualise the stress crops are under at scale and intervene to save them.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Today, thanks in part to climate change,...

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Boston Dynamics’ robot dog gets busy herding New Zealand sheep

Boston Dynamics’ robot dog gets busy herding New Zealand sheep

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Robots are becoming increasingly capable and versatile which means they are now able to accomplish an increasingly wide variety of tasks.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. We all know that humans jobs are under threat of being...

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Futurist Keynote, London: The Future of Communities and Housing, British Property Federation

Futurist Keynote, London: The Future of Communities and Housing, British Property Federation

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The places where we live and the communities we live in help make us who we are and shape our future and the way we build communities in the future will benefit everyone.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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Genetically engineered male moths programmed to kill off females released into the wild

Genetically engineered male moths programmed to kill off females released into the wild

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Genetic engineering is the ultimate Pandora’s Box, and the lid’s coming off as companies discover new ways to control and kill pests in the wild.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Let’s play a game… what’s the most...

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Lab grown meat could make eating T-Rex and Zebra burgers completely normal

Lab grown meat could make eating T-Rex and Zebra burgers completely normal

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you can grow any meat, from any animal, in a lab without ever having to rear, raise, or harm an animal then why wouldn’t eating exotic meats become culturally acceptable?   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. If...

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Scientists created a new type of solar panel that produces electricity and clean water

Scientists created a new type of solar panel that produces electricity and clean water

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Water purification systems traditionally use huge amounts of energy, but now researchers have managed to re-purpose waste heat from solar panels instead to do the same job.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A new device created by...

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US startup uses an old NASA recipe to create “meat” from thin air

US startup uses an old NASA recipe to create “meat” from thin air

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As we investigate new ways to feed the planet some of the breakthroughs in food production are “unconventional.”   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you should have heard of...

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World first as astronauts 3D print beef in space

World first as astronauts 3D print beef in space

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Getting food into orbit is expensive, and most of the food is dubious anyway, but 3D printing and new technologies are giving us entirely new ways to produce food anywhere and anytime.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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