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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MIT and Harvard scientists develop a face mask that detects COVID-19 in the air

MIT and Harvard scientists develop a face mask that detects COVID-19 in the air

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Were you exposed to the COVID-19 virus when you were out and about? Now you can find out …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A little while ago I wrote about...

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Speedo’s insane 3D printed whale inspired Aquaman swimsuit has its own onboard AI

Speedo’s insane 3D printed whale inspired Aquaman swimsuit has its own onboard AI

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF All the technologies in this concept swimsuit are here already – that’s the real crazy part.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Just before the 2021 Olympic swimming trials Speedo unveiled an...

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Bacteria manage to recycle plastic into vanilla flavouring in weird world first

Bacteria manage to recycle plastic into vanilla flavouring in weird world first

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you think plastics can only be recycled to make new plastics you’d be wrong.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. I see many weird things – such as molecular assemblers and...

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A new mini 3D bio-printed Pancreas could spell the end of diabetes

A new mini 3D bio-printed Pancreas could spell the end of diabetes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Diabetes is quickly becoming one of the world’s top afflictions, and 3D printing could offer an on demand solution to end it forever.   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...

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Scientists built a perfectly replicating synthetic cell

Scientists built a perfectly replicating synthetic cell

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future not all organisms will be children of Mother Nature …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Synthetic cells and basic synthetic organisms that have no equal or equivalent in...

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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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Higher Steaks shows off the world’s first lab made bacon and pork bellies

Higher Steaks shows off the world’s first lab made bacon and pork bellies

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of food doesn’t involve raising animals for slaughter or growing crops in fields … and it’s arriving.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Amazon and Ocado are growing crops in vertical farms in warehouses, not open fields, companies are 3D printing beef...

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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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Researchers 3D printed brain tumors to accelerate discovery of new treatments

Researchers 3D printed brain tumors to accelerate discovery of new treatments

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing human organs on demand is one thing, but now 3D printed tumours can help researchers develop better cancer cures faster.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. So far we’ve 3D printed everything from buildings, cars, and...

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DNA printers get ready to move from printing sentences to paragraphs

DNA printers get ready to move from printing sentences to paragraphs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As more companies develop their own synthetic DNA products this new innovation will lower costs and increase the speed of manufacturing new genetic products.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In a time when our ability to create...

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German scientists just created the world’s first self-replicating synthetic cells

German scientists just created the world’s first self-replicating synthetic cells

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our ability to make fully synthetic DNA and genomes accelerates inevitably scientists will want to cross the next step – making living, alien organisms that replicate.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The creation of life is...

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Weird semi-synthetic bacteria churn out even weirder synthetic proteins

Weird semi-synthetic bacteria churn out even weirder synthetic proteins

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future unnatural synthetic bacteria, and nature, will be our factories, churning out everything from designer drugs and materials, to new types of synthetic proteins and much more.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Over the past...

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Living bricks that can reproduce could help create self-healing green buildings

Living bricks that can reproduce could help create self-healing green buildings

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We often think of materials as being static, but today “life” is being embedded into materials, and that opens the door to a whole new world of opportunities.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A simple combination of...

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3D printed bunny contains instructions to make a copy of intself

3D printed bunny contains instructions to make a copy of intself

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As we manufacture products in new ways we can use those same manufacturing technologies to embed information about them for a variety of purposes.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Now that we can 3D print objects researchers...

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Scientists get closer to creating synthetic cells that can replicate themselves

Scientists get closer to creating synthetic cells that can replicate themselves

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our grasp of synthetic biology improves we’re nearing the point where we can create completely synthetic, unnatural cells not found anywhere in nature, and get them to replicate.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. It’s one thing...

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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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Scientists use CRISPR to alter the genomes of fruit flies so they can eat poison

Scientists use CRISPR to alter the genomes of fruit flies so they can eat poison

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As your understanding of genetics improves we have now reached the point at which we can cause mass extinctions, and change the ecology of the planet in one stroke.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Nature is a...

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Synthetic lifeforms closer to reality after AI creates world’s first synthetic genome

Synthetic lifeforms closer to reality after AI creates world’s first synthetic genome

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The creation of the world’s first fully synthetic genome by an AI is a major milestone in synthetic biology researchers quest to create the world’s first fully synthetic lifeforms.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. Scientists from ETH Zurich...

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Designer cells with two genetic codes give life on Earth a serious upgrade

Designer cells with two genetic codes give life on Earth a serious upgrade

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future not all life will be organic, increasingly more of it will be synthetic, and that’s a game changer that at the very least means aliens and the X-Men could become real.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore...

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