A new smartphone based DNA test identifies and tracks disease in real time

A new smartphone based DNA test identifies and tracks disease in real time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to identify pathogens and disease at the DNA level in real time has huge advantages – especially during a pandemic.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The current Coronavirus pandemic, Covid-19, is showing just how beneficial...

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Scientists are developing a face mask that lights up if it detects Covid-19

Scientists are developing a face mask that lights up if it detects Covid-19

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Detecting the presence of Coronavirus is difficult, this makes it as easy as strapping on a basic face mask.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Coronavirus, Covid-19, is having a devastating impact on people and one of the...

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Covid-19 lockdown is straining networks and it’s AI to the rescue

Covid-19 lockdown is straining networks and it’s AI to the rescue

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF With over half the world’s population in some form of lockdown everyone’s smashing the networks so companies are using AI to keeping those networks fast and reliable.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As the Coronavirus pandemic, Covid-19,...

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Forget lockdown HIT, these mice got totally ripped with gene therapy

Forget lockdown HIT, these mice got totally ripped with gene therapy

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Of course ethically there will never be any substitute for real exercise, but new gene therapies are pushing our thinking and could benefit people who can’t exercise.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The current Coronavirus pandemic, Covid-19,...

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Proximie helps self-isolating surgeons perform virtual surgeries from home during Covid-19

Proximie helps self-isolating surgeons perform virtual surgeries from home during Covid-19

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you’re self-isolating or not allowed to go to work normally it’s a hassle, but it’s an even bigger problems for hospitals and surgeons.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The current Coronavirus pandemic, Covid-19, means that over...

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China accelerates plans to become the world’s first cashless society as Covid-19 bites

China accelerates plans to become the world’s first cashless society as Covid-19 bites

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Covid-19 has accelerated the trials of many different types of technologies, from drones to self-driving cars, and 3D printing, now it’s accelerating the death of cash.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A couple of years ago the...

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Cruise redeploys its self-driving cars during Covid-19 to deliver vital food supplies in California

Cruise redeploys its self-driving cars during Covid-19 to deliver vital food supplies in California

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF During Covid-19 it’s dangerous for people to be interacting with one another so companies are using autonomous technologies to help keep vital services running.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As the Coronavirus pandemic, Covid-19, continues to work...

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Futurist in the press: Coronavirus and the future of air travel, Business Standard

Futurist in the press: Coronavirus and the future of air travel, Business Standard

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As Covid takes a wrecking ball through the global airline industry we take a look at what happens next and its impact on global travel.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Firstly, thank you to Sai at Business...

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A new prototype Covid-19 vaccine works by literally hacking your DNA

A new prototype Covid-19 vaccine works by literally hacking your DNA

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A new vaccine that hijacks your DNA in order to create Coronavirus-like particles to build resistance is a revolutionary idea.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Thanks to the emergence of Coronavirus, Covid-19, there’s been the equivalent of...

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First of a kind biosensor detects Covid-19 in the air around you

First of a kind biosensor detects Covid-19 in the air around you

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF During the current Coronavirus pandemic how do you know the air around you is free from the virus? Or not? Now you have a way to find out.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Over the past few...

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Researchers unveil a new AI that can detect Covid-19 from lung X-Rays

Researchers unveil a new AI that can detect Covid-19 from lung X-Rays

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI is increasingly good at identifying disease indicators, even beyond the level of human experts, and its use can accelerate diagnosis.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As the coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, continues its rampage around the world...

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DeepMind’s protein folding AI targets Covid-19 to help find vaccines

DeepMind’s protein folding AI targets Covid-19 to help find vaccines

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you want to develop a vaccine for a virus you need to be able to analyse and model it, and that’s where protein modelling comes in.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In late December last year, Dr....

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Wearables join the fight to help identify people infected with Covid-19

Wearables join the fight to help identify people infected with Covid-19

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Coronavirus tests have been in very short supply, and many simply don’t work, so wearables are being bought in to help join the fight. Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Since COVID-19 first began to spread, several digital health...

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UC Berkeley unveils first robotic Covid-19 testing lab

UC Berkeley unveils first robotic Covid-19 testing lab

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Globally Covid-19 lab testing facilities are under enormous pressure but robotic labs are arriving to help increase capacity.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As the coronavirus, COVID-19, continues its spread around the world entrepreneurs and governments around...

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During Covid-19 lockdown robo-trucks in the US are keeping freight moving

During Covid-19 lockdown robo-trucks in the US are keeping freight moving

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF During a time when people aren’t allowed out of their houses self-driving trucks are helping keep freight moving in the US.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In spite of some amazing technological innovations and the pioneering human...

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Researchers are sequencing and tracking Covid-19’s global progress in real time

Researchers are sequencing and tracking Covid-19’s global progress in real time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The ability to genetically sequence Covid-19 in real time means governments can slow its spread and and create vaccines faster.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As the deadly new coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, permeates the planet, scientists are...

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This new prototype Covid-19 test requires just a smartphone and your voice

This new prototype Covid-19 test requires just a smartphone and your voice

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Getting millions of people tested for coronavirus has become increasingly problematic and contentious, but to take this new test all you need is a smartphone or a computer.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. What do you get...

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New tests prove Covid-19 virus wasn’t made by humans in a lab

New tests prove Covid-19 virus wasn’t made by humans in a lab

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our mastery of synthetic biology improves so too does our ability to create new types of artificial bio-weaponry, and it’s freaking governments out.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A decade or so ago the mere thought...

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A revolutionary new type of Covid-19 vaccine is being developed

A revolutionary new type of Covid-19 vaccine is being developed

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today there are no vaccines for Covid-19 and complete vaccines will take at least 12 to 18 months to materialise, so scientists are turning to alternative approaches.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As the coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19,...

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Lack of Covid-19 vaccine pushes DARPA to develop a therapeutic “Shield”

Lack of Covid-19 vaccine pushes DARPA to develop a therapeutic “Shield”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It takes years to develop vaccines, but when pandemics emerge you only have months and that’s not enough time so DARPA are trying to create a therapeutic shield to protect people until they arrive.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote,...

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