At over 200,000 burgers a day this cultivated meat factory will be the world’s biggest

At over 200,000 burgers a day this cultivated meat factory will be the world’s biggest

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you don’t need animals to make meat you don’t need to feed them crops or water, deforest the Amazon, or figure out ways to eliminate their greenhouse gas emissions …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future...

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Elephant, lion, tiger, and zebra steaks are on the menu thanks to lab made meats

Elephant, lion, tiger, and zebra steaks are on the menu thanks to lab made meats

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you can take the cell from an animal and use it to grow meat in bioreactors then that cell can be from any animal – from T-Rex’s to Porcupines and Pandas … this is a food revolution.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our...

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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 lab grown Palm Oil is good enough to prevent the future destruction of the rainforests

This lab grown Palm Oil is good enough to prevent the future destruction of the rainforests

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today most Palm Oil production requires the deforestation of massive areas of land to keep up with global demand, but in the future all you’ll need is a factory.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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Vertical farms are coming to save your perfume from climate change

Vertical farms are coming to save your perfume from climate change

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF You can grow crops sustainably in a vertical farm, or you can grow really expensive perfume ingredients with higher profit margins …   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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This startup is literally trying to make juicy steaks out of thin air

This startup is literally trying to make juicy steaks out of thin air

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF You might think food from air is impossible, but thanks to space innovation it isn’t …   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. While some companies...

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John Deere’s new autonomous tractor is automating farming all over again

John Deere’s new autonomous tractor is automating farming all over again

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Agricultural jobs have been in decline for a long time, and now there’s more new tech on the block …   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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Hienz shows off the first ketchup from its Martian tomatoes

Hienz shows off the first ketchup from its Martian tomatoes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If astronauts on Mars have chips and burgers they’ll likely want ketchup too and now they can …   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. In...

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Futurist Keynote, USA: The New Normal and the Future of Food, Richs

Futurist Keynote, USA: The New Normal and the Future of Food, Richs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A revolution in how we produce food means that the UN’s predictions of future wars over food could be plain wrong …   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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Molecular farming means your next vaccine could be grown in a plant

Molecular farming means your next vaccine could be grown in a plant

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF What if your food could vaccinate you against diseases? And other odd questions …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. It’s a hot summers day and you bite down on a plump,...

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Biofuels made using giant Pacific Kelp elevators could power a tenth of all US transport

Biofuels made using giant Pacific Kelp elevators could power a tenth of all US transport

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There is alot of controversy about using land for biofuel production, but the sea on the other hand …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The world’s hunger for energy is increasing...

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Startups Cloud in a Box brings fresh water to the areas that need it most

Startups Cloud in a Box brings fresh water to the areas that need it most

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Water is ubiquitous, it’s everywhere, but extracting it and distributing it to the people who need it has often been difficult – until now. Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Today over 75...

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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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