Adidas dives into the Metaverse with AI created avatars and banging sneakers

Adidas dives into the Metaverse with AI created avatars and banging sneakers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The metaverse presents an $8 Trillion opportunity and companies are experimenting with a trend that could dominate future commerce and entertainment …   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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First came digital virtual teachers now here’s a virtual university president

First came digital virtual teachers now here’s a virtual university president

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Digital humans and avatars are becoming more realistic and life-like in the way they behave, move, and talk, and now they’re helping students in all kinds of new ways.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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Microsoft becomes the first major tech company to hold a VR keynote session

Microsoft becomes the first major tech company to hold a VR keynote session

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Virtual Reality is still a relatively nascent technology but it’s improving and being adopted faster than ever.   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. Microsoft recently...

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Working in the Metaverse gets closer as Microsoft goes all in

Working in the Metaverse gets closer as Microsoft goes all in

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of work is arguably virtual, more specifically AR and VR, and companies are lining up to dominate this new world.   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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Scientists are killing your digital twins to save your life

Scientists are killing your digital twins to save your life

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By creating a digital clone of your body doctors can try out different therapies and treatments to get them right before they apply them to you.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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New Transhumanist theory thinks Dyson Spheres could unlock human immortality

New Transhumanist theory thinks Dyson Spheres could unlock human immortality

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Ironically there are many paths to immortality, but this one is the most far out there yet …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Step back twenty years ago and when you...

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BMW’s virtual factory uses AI and simulation to design better next gen factories

BMW’s virtual factory uses AI and simulation to design better next gen factories

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF BMW have been using a virtual simulation and AI to create the perfect optimised factory, for humans and robots, before they build the real thing.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. German...

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Mother brings her daughter back from the dead in Virtual Reality

Mother brings her daughter back from the dead in Virtual Reality

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Technology is impacting all of society in new ways, and it’s even starting to get us to question the concept of death and dying.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Death used...

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Microsoft MESH merges physical and virtual worlds to re-create the Avatar experience

Microsoft MESH merges physical and virtual worlds to re-create the Avatar experience

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The physical and digital worlds will inevitably merge, but getting “how” they merge right is tricky and MESH moves the dial in the right direction.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Last...

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MyHeritage DeepFake tool lets users bring their dead ancestors back to life

MyHeritage DeepFake tool lets users bring their dead ancestors back to life

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Five years ago most people hadn’t heard about DeepFakes, but as they get better now companies everywhere are using them to innovate new products and do new things.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote,...

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Blockchain would finally let gaming characters cross between franchises

Blockchain would finally let gaming characters cross between franchises

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today none of your games characters, or any characters for that matter, can seamlessly jump from one game universe or franchise to another, but blockchain could make that happen.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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New patent shows Microsoft wants to resurrect you as a chatbot

New patent shows Microsoft wants to resurrect you as a chatbot

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF For the first time in human history we are nearing the point where we could digitally bring people back from the dead …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Life in lockdown...

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Sony bets big on virtual concerts and launches a virtual star at CES 2021

Sony bets big on virtual concerts and launches a virtual star at CES 2021

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the real world artists are constrained by lots of things, including the laws of nature, but virtual concerts make all that a thing of the past.   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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Ultra powerful quantum computers could give chatbots and digital humans emotions

Ultra powerful quantum computers could give chatbots and digital humans emotions

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Learning to talk, like chatbots do, is one thing, being able to understand and respond to human emotions is an entirely different skillset that needs huge computing power.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote,...

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K-Pop’s newest band member will be a CGI generated digital human

K-Pop’s newest band member will be a CGI generated digital human

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Everything you watch through a screen is just a collection of digital pixels, and as AI gets better at generating synthetic content real human performers could be less relevant …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from...

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Two digital humans went on a date and it was awfully good

Two digital humans went on a date and it was awfully good

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One day digital humans will be as life-like as real humans in the way they act, behave, and talk, this is one big step on that journey.   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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Virtual star and singer Lil Miquela unveils her debut US single Not Mine

Virtual star and singer Lil Miquela unveils her debut US single Not Mine

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future your little wanna be pop stars are going to have to compete with virtual stars …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. America could soon be getting a new...

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Futurist Keynote: The Future of Work and Skills 2040, Aon

Futurist Keynote: The Future of Work and Skills 2040, Aon

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The way we work and the way we tap into skills is changing, and tat impacts everything from how we educate our children and train our workforce, to how we build and operate companies.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote,...

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Japan’s newest digital pop stars blur the line between virtual and reality

Japan’s newest digital pop stars blur the line between virtual and reality

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As AI infused life-like digital humans and avatars get better and more capable they’re starting to sign their own pop deals and compete with real humans.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently I’ve been talking a lot...

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Samsung unveil their incredibly life-like digital humans and creep people out

Samsung unveil their incredibly life-like digital humans and creep people out

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It is inevitable that one day, in a couple of years, you won’t know if you are speaking to a real human or a digital human – and Samsung just upped the ante.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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