As Covid-19 rages smartphones help South Korea keep tabs on people in lockdown

As Covid-19 rages smartphones help South Korea keep tabs on people in lockdown

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Since the SARS and MERS pandemics there has been an explosion in technology innovation, including smartphones, which are now joining the battle to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As the Covid-19...

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Developers show off next gen apps that get streamed to your phone

Developers show off next gen apps that get streamed to your phone

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As more services move to the cloud and network speeds increase it’s inevitable that everything will be streamed.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. We are truly entering the streaming era where everything, not just our movies, shows...

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Panasonic unveil their cool new ultra lightweight Morpheus inspired VR glasses

Panasonic unveil their cool new ultra lightweight Morpheus inspired VR glasses

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF VR headsets are dorky and bulky, so Panasonic has cut away at them and re-imagined them.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Analysts are always telling us that this is the year of Virtual Reality (VR), whatever that...

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Bosch unveil augmented reality glasses that shoot lasers into your eyeballs

Bosch unveil augmented reality glasses that shoot lasers into your eyeballs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One day we won’t have screens, one day images could be beamed directly into your eyes from a distance, and this is the first step.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A while ago I wrote about a...

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Intel’s newest laptop packs a foldable display into a tiny package

Intel’s newest laptop packs a foldable display into a tiny package

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to fold displays and devices means users can pack more screen into a smaller footprint, which might mean they change the way they use their devices when they’re out of the house.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote,...

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Sony’s unveil their colossal new 16k display that could be yours for $5million

Sony’s unveil their colossal new 16k display that could be yours for $5million

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Display resolutions will continue to get better and better, and there’s no end in sight yet.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently there have been a number of developments in the display technology, with the arrival of...

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Next gen wearable monitors your blood and the environment to improve your health

Next gen wearable monitors your blood and the environment to improve your health

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today’s wearables don’t monitor many of your vital signs or the environment, and now researchers have found a way to close that gap.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Let’s face it, you’re wearable sucks. If it’s anything...

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MojoVision unveil the world’s first augmented reality contact lens

MojoVision unveil the world’s first augmented reality contact lens

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Smartphones won’t be around forever, hopefully, and one company is trying to position augmented reality contact lenses and the next great leap.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Spies want smart contact lenses, like this one that was...

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World first as researchers 3D print capacitors straight into PCB’s

World first as researchers 3D print capacitors straight into PCB’s

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Our ability to 3D print electronics in a variety of forms is increasing all the time, and that brings a ton of benefits for future gadgets and products.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Using multi-material 3D printers...

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Looking Glass unveil their stunning new 8K holographic display

Looking Glass unveil their stunning new 8K holographic display

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Volumetric displays are attempting to give users a VR-like experience but without the glasses, and they’re getting better.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The first thing you need to note when writing about Looking Glass, that I...

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New 3D printed liquid “lab on a chip” paves the way for liquid electronics

New 3D printed liquid “lab on a chip” paves the way for liquid electronics

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing is still relatively nascent but as researchers invent new tools and techniques one breakthrough can revolutionise thousands of fields.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in the US have...

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Samsung’s new AI codec lets users stream 8K content over crappy networks

Samsung’s new AI codec lets users stream 8K content over crappy networks

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the resolution of content increases we need to find new ways to push it across crappy networks, and that’s where new codecs come in.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. It’s official, we’ve entered the era of...

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Futurist on TV: The Gadget Show, Channel 5

Futurist on TV: The Gadget Show, Channel 5

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world of technology is moving fast, but most people experience this rate of change first through interaction with their devices and gadgets, so I lift the lid on what’s coming.   Firstly, I’d like to thank Curtis, James and the crew for inviting me...

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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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World first after researchers create an AI made of glass

World first after researchers create an AI made of glass

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our knowledge of neural networks improves it turns out we can give almost everything “intelligence.”   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently, I talked about a team of researchers in the US that had managed to 3D...

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Samsung’s impressive AI turns video into digitally rendered VR worlds

Samsung’s impressive AI turns video into digitally rendered VR worlds

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As companies try to find ways to easily render the real world into virtual worlds, this is a space that is accelerating.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Hot on the heels of Nvidia who recently released their...

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Pinsized sensor brings chemical identification to your smartphone

Pinsized sensor brings chemical identification to your smartphone

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are plenty of situations when you want to know what something’s made from, such as food or goods, and soon that power will be in your smartphone.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Imagine pointing your smartphone...

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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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University nabs multi-million pound to create next gen reconfigurable electronics

University nabs multi-million pound to create next gen reconfigurable electronics

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When electronic systems are manufactured today they’re fixed forever, but in the future they’ll be able to re-configure themselves opening up millions of new use cases.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More and connect with Matthew. The University of Southampton in the...

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IBM unveil their artificial tongue to improve food safety

IBM unveil their artificial tongue to improve food safety

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are plenty of situations where we want to test things, such as food and water, to see if they’re safe without actually tasting them ourselves, and now you can.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. Artificial Intelligence (AI)...

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