China enlists drones to disinfect its streets to prevent Covid-19 spreading

China enlists drones to disinfect its streets to prevent Covid-19 spreading

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As Covid-19 continues its rampage around the world governments are finding new uses for some familiar technologies.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Increasingly the current Covid-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc around the world, and it’s rise to...

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Thermal imaging enabled drones help Chinese identify people with Covid-19

Thermal imaging enabled drones help Chinese identify people with Covid-19

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A shortage of Covid-19 testing kits and the need to try to identify people infected with the virus to stop it spreading means governments are now turning to drones for help.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As...

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Autonomous vehicles disinfect streets in China to stop COVID-19 spreading

Autonomous vehicles disinfect streets in China to stop COVID-19 spreading

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Autonomous vehicles and robots are the perfect helpers it turns out in a pandemic as governments send them to work.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Makers of autonomous vehicles have long been selling the benefits driver-free transportation, but...

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Robots get to work sanitising Hong Kong’s subways to stop Covid-19

Robots get to work sanitising Hong Kong’s subways to stop Covid-19

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the Covid-19 pandemic rampages around the world organisations are finding novel ways to stop it from spreading.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Subway systems carry a lot of people in confined spaces. That’s what makes them...

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Chinese authorities send robots into hospitals to help stop Covid-19

Chinese authorities send robots into hospitals to help stop Covid-19

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the global Covid-19 pandemic accelerates robots are coming to the rescue.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. During the current Coronavirus, Covid-19, pandemic robots are being used to help perform remote diagnoses and clean trains and subways,...

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China’s infamous Social Credit system is now coming for businesses

China’s infamous Social Credit system is now coming for businesses

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If companies want to do business in China they’re going to have to play by China’s rules, and that could be an ominous task for many of them.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A while ago I...

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Researchers created a digital metamaterial to create better cloaking devices

Researchers created a digital metamaterial to create better cloaking devices

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Metamaterials are odd, they’re freaks of nature, and now they’re going digital which opens up an amazing number of possibilities.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As you’ll know by now I follow a huge number of technologies,...

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China unveils new neuromorphic chip as it aims for AI dominance

China unveils new neuromorphic chip as it aims for AI dominance

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of AI rests on two development tracks, the development of new software and new hardware, and both are powering ahead.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Back in the 90’s, if you remember those, seeing someone...

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China’s central bank is close to launching its own cryptocurrency

China’s central bank is close to launching its own cryptocurrency

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the use of cash falls to record lows around the world central banks issuing their own digital currencies looks more like a matter of when not if.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Officials from the People’s...

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Gallium “heartbeat” discovery gives re-configurable electronics a boost

Gallium “heartbeat” discovery gives re-configurable electronics a boost

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today’s electronics are static, but tomorrow’s electronics will be able to re-configure themselves automatically as needed.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A drop of liquid gallium will oscillate like a beating heart when placed inside a ring-shaped...

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New DeepFake app lets you edit yourself into blockbuster movies

New DeepFake app lets you edit yourself into blockbuster movies

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the technology to create DeepFakes and synthetic content gets easier and cheaper to use it won’t be soon until people everywhere are using it.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Zao, a Chinese face-swap app that seems...

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Chinese scientists unveil electronics that dissolve to protect classified data

Chinese scientists unveil electronics that dissolve to protect classified data

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As we store more sensitive information in a wider array of devices we need ways to protect it and electronics that dissolve are one way.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more!? Watch a keynote, grab a free book, read thousands of articles,...

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Scientists use “Predator particles” to create super mice with infra red vision

Scientists use “Predator particles” to create super mice with infra red vision

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Technology is increasingly letting us achieve many new things – such as giving mice, and eventually humans, “super powers.”   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More and connect with Matthew. Hollywood is famous for creating movies that involve aliens and people with enhanced...

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World first as Chinese scientists use plasma to create tiny sci-fi light sabres

World first as Chinese scientists use plasma to create tiny sci-fi light sabres

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our ability to create and control plasma in new science fiction like ways improves so too does our ability to create new sci fi devices.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. The world of science fiction is quickly...

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2,000 Chinese schools are using robots to give students daily health checks

2,000 Chinese schools are using robots to give students daily health checks

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Artificial Intelligence and robotics are helping China deliver healthcare in new ways.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. China is increasingly in love with technology, and the government, for a variety of reasons, is keen to develop and deploy...

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China solves Boltzmann Tyranny problem to create 3nm transistors

China solves Boltzmann Tyranny problem to create 3nm transistors

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As computers are embedded into everything, from wearables and clothing, to even human cells, they’ve got to get smaller – and they are.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. As transistors get ever smaller, with 7nm transistors now going...

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China announces plans to build a Moonbase in the next decade

China announces plans to build a Moonbase in the next decade

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Space exploration and building colonies on Mars and the Moon are in vogue as countries and billionaires vie to out do one another.   Just like the European Space Agency, Jeff Bezos, who wants to also move heavy industry off Earth, and NASA, China has...

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China’s AI anti-corruption program is getting shut down for being too good

China’s AI anti-corruption program is getting shut down for being too good

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Corruption is endemic, and now China’s AI powered anti-corruption program is getting shut down in a record number of provinces because it’s allegedly too efficient.   What would you do if you had a machine that could catch a thief, or a corrupt politician? Well,...

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Revolutionary polymorphic liquid metal paves the way for shape shifting robots

Revolutionary polymorphic liquid metal paves the way for shape shifting robots

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Our ability to create robots that can shape shift and change their shape is a matter of when, not if, and we’re getting closer.   Between the US Pentagon’s use of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) to defend its critical systems from attack, DARPA’s proposal to...

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China shows off its first official neurosurgery robot

China shows off its first official neurosurgery robot

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the technologies needed to construct sophisticated robot surgeons advances, so too are the type and complexity of surgeries they can take on.   Using robots in surgery isn’t new, and I’ve written about a bunch of them recently as the technology starts leaving the...

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