Telekinetic and telepathic materials open the door to mental weirdness

Telekinetic and telepathic materials open the door to mental weirdness

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When it comes to materials we think of them as static dumb things but that’s changing.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote,...

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This new brain implant lets blind patients see without eyes

This new brain implant lets blind patients see without eyes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Increasingly we’re able to use technology to bypass people’s eyes and let them see, and yes it’s as sci-fi as it sounds.   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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Revolutionary brain implant restores sense of touch in paralysed patients

Revolutionary brain implant restores sense of touch in paralysed patients

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you loose the sense of touch in any part of your body, for whatever reason, it can be traumatic – but solutions are emerging.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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Researchers networked animal brains together to create an organic computer

Researchers networked animal brains together to create an organic computer

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF People have always said the brain is like a giant computer, and now we can network them together just like computers.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Imagine a future where computers...

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Scientists used CRISPR to create a superbug resistant to all viruses on Earth, again

Scientists used CRISPR to create a superbug resistant to all viruses on Earth, again

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF This is the second time we’ve created a superbug, and it shows how powerful gene editing technology can be.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Do you remember the time I talked...

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Scientists use ultrasound to remotely read the minds of monkeys

Scientists use ultrasound to remotely read the minds of monkeys

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF This is the first time scientists have used ultrasound to read the minds of primates.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. First, a quick recap … In time all technologies, including sensors,...

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Scientists have created a swarm of injectable brain reading nanosensors

Scientists have created a swarm of injectable brain reading nanosensors

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you think the only way we can connect your mind to a computer is via a chip or a skull cap think again.   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 mission...

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Scientists connect the human brain to a computer wirelessly for the first time

Scientists connect the human brain to a computer wirelessly for the first time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As Brain Machine Interfaces improve you’re not going to need to be tethered to a computer.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Brain Machine Interfaces (BMI) have come a long way in...

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A paralysed man uses his mind to write text messages as fast as you can

A paralysed man uses his mind to write text messages as fast as you can

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Mind reading technology is advancing at a rapid rate and breakthroughs like this one are giving some patients back their freedoms.   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 man paralysed from the...

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Researchers create a cyborg rat that can be controlled with human mind control

Researchers create a cyborg rat that can be controlled with human mind control

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We are slowly unlocking the mysteries of the mind – and now we’re starting to explore the limits …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Everyone loves rats – even if they’re...

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Scientists demonstrate direct human brain to brain communication again

Scientists demonstrate direct human brain to brain communication again

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF You get information into your head all the time – now scientists are trying to use technology to achieve it telepathically.   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 there’s been a lot...

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Elon Musk’s Neuralink helps monkies play Pong with their minds

Elon Musk’s Neuralink helps monkies play Pong with their minds

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Plenty of people in the world have neurological disorders, from brain damage to paralysis, that will benefit from this technology.   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 another breakthrough for Brain Machine...

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Wireless Brain to Brain telepathy gets another DARPA funding boost to go next level

Wireless Brain to Brain telepathy gets another DARPA funding boost to go next level

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We already have the technology to communicate with people and machines telepathically, but it’s basic and slow, now money’s coming in to improve it.   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...

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US military starts using human gamers brainwaves to train killer robot swarms

US military starts using human gamers brainwaves to train killer robot swarms

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Human gamers have to be able to think on their feet to overcome the odds, and now the US military is using that for their own advantage.   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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USAF experiments with neurotraining to cut pilot training times in half

USAF experiments with neurotraining to cut pilot training times in half

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Training soldiers and individuals faster gives countries an advantage in business and on the battlefield, and they’re using sci-fi like neuro-tech to realise substantial gains.   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....

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This computer predicts your thoughts then creates images from them

This computer predicts your thoughts then creates images from them

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Advances in technology and neuroscience have let us reach the point where streaming your thoughts to TV are no longer just for the movies.   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. Neural...

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Worlds first plug and play brain prosthesis tested successfully in the US

Worlds first plug and play brain prosthesis tested successfully in the US

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Brain implants and prosthetics play an important role in helping people with neurological conditions getting their lives back together, and now they don’t need to be trained.   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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Elon Musk unveils new BMI tech that will one day let humans merge with AI

Elon Musk unveils new BMI tech that will one day let humans merge with AI

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today this tech is aimed at helping people with neurological conditions get their lives back, tomorrow it could help humans merge with AI and share hive minds …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, enjoy exclusive content, future proof yourself with XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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Cyborg locusts get called up to sniff out bombs after scientists make breakthrough

Cyborg locusts get called up to sniff out bombs after scientists make breakthrough

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to control and read the minds of animals and insects used to be sci fi, now it’s real … and proving useful.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A...

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A patient in the US controlled two prosthetic arms simultaneously with just his thoughts

A patient in the US controlled two prosthetic arms simultaneously with just his thoughts

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Many people around the world have lost limbs, for a whole variety of reasons, and now new sci-fi like technologies are helping them re-claim their mobility and lives in new ways.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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