Architects unveil plans for Dubai’s Mars Science City and colonies on Mars

Architects unveil plans for Dubai’s Mars Science City and colonies on Mars

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The first Martians are going to need somewhere to live that can protect them from Mars’ environment and the designs are pouring in.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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Liquid window uses heat and light to cut buildings energy use by up to 45 percent

Liquid window uses heat and light to cut buildings energy use by up to 45 percent

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Heating and cooling buildings is energy intensive and is a primary contributor to climate change …   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. Almost 30% of...

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These inflatable houses could be home to future Martians

These inflatable houses could be home to future Martians

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Space agencies are eyeing up colonies on Mars – and they’re going to need awesome habitats.   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. So far I’ve...

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Tecla’s amazing WASP inspired eco-friendly house 3D printed using local clay

Tecla’s amazing WASP inspired eco-friendly house 3D printed using local clay

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing and printers let us change the materials we use to build buildings – which has huge implications for sustainable construction.   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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BIG and Icon 3D print Martian Vanacular habitat as NASA eyes Mars ambitions

BIG and Icon 3D print Martian Vanacular habitat as NASA eyes Mars ambitions

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The technologies we will use on other planets to construct buildings are also disrupting the traditional Earth bound construction industry. Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Hot on the heels of designing 3D...

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Gravity energy storage finds a new way to solve renewable energy’s achilles heel

Gravity energy storage finds a new way to solve renewable energy’s achilles heel

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today solar panels only generate electricity when there’s sunlight, wind farms when there’s wind, so energy needs to be stored so it can be released later. Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Renewable...

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The Maldives Government announces plans to build the world’s first ocean city

The Maldives Government announces plans to build the world’s first ocean city

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Climate change and rising sea levels will displace billions of people, and the Maldives government is preparing itself …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As sea levels rise thanks to climate...

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This 3D printed house is on sale on Zillow for half the price of its neighbours

This 3D printed house is on sale on Zillow for half the price of its neighbours

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing houses for a fraction of the cost of building a traditional house will have consequences for the value of neighbouring properties …   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 3D...

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Transparent wood makes a splash in the car world

Transparent wood makes a splash in the car world

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We are inventing new materials all the time, and we’re also re-inventing old ones …   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 a team of scientists from MIT managed to grow wood...

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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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Floating island with homes costing over $1 Billion starts selling out

Floating island with homes costing over $1 Billion starts selling out

WHY THIS MATTERS INN BRIEF Buying into floating islands is becoming increasingly popular as sea levels rise and as the pandemic continues to bite.   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 climate’s changing, the sea levels are...

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Hassell and NASA show off their fantastic Martian habitat concepts

Hassell and NASA show off their fantastic Martian habitat concepts

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to 3D print buildings on the Moon means optimising 3D printing technology and processes, operating lean, and being as efficient as possible – which one day could revolutionise how we build buildings on Earth.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community,...

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NASA partners with ICON to 3D print its future Moonbase

NASA partners with ICON to 3D print its future Moonbase

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF While 3D printed buildings are disrupting how we build buildings on Earth off world it looks like it’s going to be the defacto standard.   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. All...

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Futurist on the Radio: Can 3D printing solve the housing crisis? NewsTalk

Futurist on the Radio: Can 3D printing solve the housing crisis? NewsTalk

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Many parts of the world have a housing crisis, but promising new construction technologies could very well help change that.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, enjoy exclusive content, future proof yourself with XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Firstly, thank you to...

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Featured Futurist: How 3D printed homes could solve Britain’s housing crisis, The Telegraph

Featured Futurist: How 3D printed homes could solve Britain’s housing crisis, The Telegraph

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printed houses can be made quickly and cheaply, and for governments facing a housing crisis this disruptive new technology is becoming increasingly interesting …   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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Cornell’s AI uses vibrations to instantly turn your dumb home into a smart home

Cornell’s AI uses vibrations to instantly turn your dumb home into a smart home

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Old home appliances can’t be turned into smart ones cheaply or easily without being replaced, but this new AI uses a new trick to turn your dumb home into a smart one.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our FREE XPotential Community, enjoy exclusive content, future proof...

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Battery bricks turn your entire building into a giant battery

Battery bricks turn your entire building into a giant battery

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Renewables are the future, but the electricity they generate needs to be stored so it can be used when you need it, now your house can be the battery.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential...

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Disney Imagineers show off their amazing Holodeck

Disney Imagineers show off their amazing Holodeck

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our ability to create virtual worlds improves companies are looking for new ways to immerse themselves in the technology.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A while ago I talked about a company that’s attempting to build the...

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Futurist Keynote, London: The Future of Communities and Housing, British Property Federation

Futurist Keynote, London: The Future of Communities and Housing, British Property Federation

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The places where we live and the communities we live in help make us who we are and shape our future and the way we build communities in the future will benefit everyone.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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The world’s biggest 3D printed house opens in Dubai

The world’s biggest 3D printed house opens in Dubai

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The way we build homes and buildings is changing, and 3D printing offers companies a way to build more spectacular buildings faster and cheaper.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Over the past year or so I’ve written...

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