China lays the groundwork to build giant spacecraft that are miles long

China lays the groundwork to build giant spacecraft that are miles long

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One day we will build megastructures in space, but first we have to figure out how …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Think of the world’s longest vehicle and you would...

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With over 4,200 virtual shops Hong Kongs largest virtual mall eyes expansion

With over 4,200 virtual shops Hong Kongs largest virtual mall eyes expansion

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As we look to a future which is increasingly digital and virtual shopping and shopping malls are getting their own make overs.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Think of shopping malls...

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China’s EAST nuclear fusion reactor smashes two world records

China’s EAST nuclear fusion reactor smashes two world records

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Fusion has always been seen as the energy of the future, and slowly it’s getting closer.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Around the world the quest to create the world’s first...

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China is developing hypersonic UCAV swarms to overcome missile defenses

China is developing hypersonic UCAV swarms to overcome missile defenses

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Trying to destroy one hypersonic weapon is hard enough – trying to overcome a swarm is currently impossible …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Hypersonic weapons, which because of their speed...

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China adds the finishing touches to the world’s first Thorium Reactor

China adds the finishing touches to the world’s first Thorium Reactor

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Thorium Reactors are by far the safest kind of nuclear reactor – but developing them has been incredibly hard. 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. India has been pursuing 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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The future of power is transcontinental supergrids that connect the world’s energy supplies

The future of power is transcontinental supergrids that connect the world’s energy supplies

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today if you generate electricity in one part of the world you can’t transport it to any other place in the world – supergrids are a paradigm shift.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote,...

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China’s Mach 30 wind tunnel could put them decades ahead in hypersonic technology

China’s Mach 30 wind tunnel could put them decades ahead in hypersonic technology

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of everything is fast – and this is the world’s fastest and most brutal wind tunnel which will let China test new hypersonic concepts.   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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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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China launches its first quantum computer operating system

China launches its first quantum computer operating system

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF China wants to have technological superiority and self-reliance by 2035, this is another 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 blog. A Chinese startup has launched the country’s first homegrown...

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Chinese firm gets closer to putting a $5,000 quantum computer on students desks

Chinese firm gets closer to putting a $5,000 quantum computer on students desks

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Quantum computing is the next generation of ultra powerful computing, and soon students could get their own desktop versions.   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 Chinese start-up has unveiled plans to...

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China says its new digital currency will be an insurance policy in case tech giants fail

China says its new digital currency will be an insurance policy in case tech giants fail

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Tech giants are increasingly powerful and interwoven with society, and the Chinese government is making contingency plans in case they fail.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. China has been at the...

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Bitcoin is helping human rights activists avoid government crack downs

Bitcoin is helping human rights activists avoid government crack downs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you want to suppress people you do two things – send in the military and cut off their funding, and Bitcoin is making the latter harder.   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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Ultrasonic holograms go 3D to let you feel objects mid air and play air guitar

Ultrasonic holograms go 3D to let you feel objects mid air and play air guitar

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future is 3D and that includes real light based holograms complete with objects you can feel and manipulate in mid air.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Holograms seem to be...

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China unveils the worlds fastest maglev train capable of 385mph

China unveils the worlds fastest maglev train capable of 385mph

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Trains are getting faster, and by the end of the decade they may be capable of Mach 3 speeds.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. China is a big country so naturally today...

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China’s giant weather modification program will soon cover an larger than India

China’s giant weather modification program will soon cover an larger than India

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By expanding its weather modification program to cover an area larger than India China could influence global weather patterns.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Climate change is real – even if...

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China to build its own ultra-powerful Z Machine to test mock nuclear explosions

China to build its own ultra-powerful Z Machine to test mock nuclear explosions

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to simulate immensely powerful and energetic explosions, from nuclear explosions to exploding stars, is more useful than you might think …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Z Machines are unique...

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Ground breaking Chinese quantum computer completes 2.5 billion year task in minutes

Ground breaking Chinese quantum computer completes 2.5 billion year task in minutes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Quantum computers operate in fundamentally new ways that mean they can perform calculations that would take classical computers billions of years in just minutes.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Earlier in the...

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China launches the world’s first 6G satellite

China launches the world’s first 6G satellite

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 6G will enable mobile broadband speeds of Terabits per second compared with 5G’s gigabits per second speeds, and China wants to be the world leader in the technology.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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TCL shows off the world’s first sideways rolling TV

TCL shows off the world’s first sideways rolling TV

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Flexible displays and screens have been a long time coming, but they are finally emerging …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Sci-fi films often have a bunch of fancy gadgets,...

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