A historic first as Cruise starts offering truly driverless cab rides in California

A historic first as Cruise starts offering truly driverless cab rides in California

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Up until now a safety driver has had to be in self-driving cars in case they needed to take control quickly, but now that driver’s gone.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from...

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Self-driving cars get a boost after US regulator removes requirement for humans to be in control

Self-driving cars get a boost after US regulator removes requirement for humans to be in control

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Removing, or adapting, the US highways regulations so that self-driving vehicles no longer need any form of human control or input is a major step in the future of mobility. Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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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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5G and Smart City sensor networks could give autonomous vehicles collective perception

5G and Smart City sensor networks could give autonomous vehicles collective perception

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Vehicles and other city infrastructure could share information about their environments and end up with collective perception to make the streets safer.   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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Toyota unveils Woven City, tech utopia and the world’s first programmable city

Toyota unveils Woven City, tech utopia and the world’s first programmable city

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Toyota and other giant companies are now starting to build cities – to show off and house their autonomous smart things.   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,...

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Daymak unveil Spiritus the world’s first cryptocurrency mining car

Daymak unveil Spiritus the world’s first cryptocurrency mining car

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Why can’t a car make you money instead of costing you money? And other great 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. Most of us would love a free car. And...

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USAF pumps $60m into Quarterhorse their future 4,000mph autonomous aircraft

USAF pumps $60m into Quarterhorse their future 4,000mph autonomous aircraft

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future aircraft are fast, and autonomous, and also fast… really fast.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Future aircraft will be fast – very fast – and some of them...

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Heatherwick’s autonomous EV concept also cleans up polluted city air

Heatherwick’s autonomous EV concept also cleans up polluted city air

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Turning our cars into a giant network of air purifiers might help move the dial on urban pollution …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently Elon Musk launched a $100 Million...

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Fedex signs Nuro partnership to bring autonomous deliveries to your doorstep

Fedex signs Nuro partnership to bring autonomous deliveries to your doorstep

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future one of the things missing from your delivery vehicles will be the driver …   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 Nuro has been taking...

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Deepfakes could soon spread to affect satellite and GIS imagery researchers find

Deepfakes could soon spread to affect satellite and GIS imagery researchers find

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Earth imagery and mapping are important for all sorts of reasons, and there are real world implications if they’re manipulated.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Have you seen the latest deepfake...

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Hyundai’s walking flying autonomous car might be the future of disaster relief

Hyundai’s walking flying autonomous car might be the future of disaster relief

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We’re reinventing the car, and adding legs gives it a whole new dimension …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. When we think about the future of transport it looks like everything...

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The world’s first active duty military AI co-pilot just got its next mission

The world’s first active duty military AI co-pilot just got its next mission

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF First AI helped control aircraft avionics, then it took on missions, and it won’t be soon before it replaces military pilots altogether.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently Artificial Intelligence (AI)...

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Walmart will start using fully autonomous trucks to make deliveries this year

Walmart will start using fully autonomous trucks to make deliveries this year

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Even though the technology has been around for a few years now its taken companies a while to roll the technology out in anger.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Walmart, who...

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Zoox unveils what could be Amazon’s first robo-taxi

Zoox unveils what could be Amazon’s first robo-taxi

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Amazon has a reputation of being a pioneer, and soon they could be the first company to roll out autonomous delivery vehicles en masse.   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 seems...

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Waymo begins testing its autonomous trucks in Texas and New Mexico

Waymo begins testing its autonomous trucks in Texas and New Mexico

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Self-driving trucks are 30 percent cheaper to run and operate than traditional trucks, and within the next ten years they’re going to disrupt the logistics 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....

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Go X dubiously unveil the world’s first self-driving E-Scooters that come to you

Go X dubiously unveil the world’s first self-driving E-Scooters that come to you

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Electric scooters litter cities, but now that they can drive themselves that’s no longer an issue.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. We all know about self-driving cars. But what about self-driving motor...

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Futurist Panel Session, UK: The Future of Insurance and Diversity, EveryWoman

Futurist Panel Session, UK: The Future of Insurance and Diversity, EveryWoman

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The insurance industry faces more opportunity than at any other point in its entire history, and the industry will need a diverse workforce to capitalise on it.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote,...

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Cameras that see round corners just got a major megapixel upgrade

Cameras that see round corners just got a major megapixel upgrade

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF You might think that seeing around corners is impossible, but if you can capture photons and apply a bit of techno-magic it becomes possible.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Your eyes are so sensitive that they can...

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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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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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