Coronavirus has become the first ever virus to be fully digitised

Coronavirus has become the first ever virus to be fully digitised

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Once you digitise something you can analyse it, share it, and run simulations that wouldn’t have otherwise been possible, and in this case that means finding new COVID-19 treatments faster.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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DeepMind’s protein folding AI conquers biology’s 50 year grand challenge

DeepMind’s protein folding AI conquers biology’s 50 year grand challenge

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to accurately model and predict how proteins fold has revolutionary implications for how fast we can create everything from new vaccines to new materials.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Google’s...

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AztraZeneca’s cheap COVID-19 vaccine made in record time proves highly effective

AztraZeneca’s cheap COVID-19 vaccine made in record time proves highly effective

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A Covid-19 vaccine will hopefully get the world back to work, but the speed it’s been created at is the real revolution.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Normally vaccines take...

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Riot built the world’s most awesome mixed reality E-Sports stage using Mandalorian tech

Riot built the world’s most awesome mixed reality E-Sports stage using Mandalorian tech

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Events are changing in a big way, and the Covid-19 lockdowns have encouraged some companies to really push the limits of what’s technologically possible.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Events are...

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European Central Bank announces it’s seriously exploring a digital Euro

European Central Bank announces it’s seriously exploring a digital Euro

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Cash, sooner or later, will die, and several countries are trialling its replacements.   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. As the use of cash around the world continues to shrink, as...

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WHO recruits first digital human to fight Covid-19 disinformation

WHO recruits first digital human to fight Covid-19 disinformation

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF During the pandemic disinformation has been rife and endangered lives. So now digital humans, who can scale and engage with people, are being called in to fight it.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch...

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Featured Futurist: The Future of the Office, Silicon Valley Business Journal

Featured Futurist: The Future of the Office, Silicon Valley Business Journal

WHY THIS MATTERS The rate of change is accelerating, and Covid-19 just pushed the world into overdrive. In this article we discuss what the future holds for SF and the valley.   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...

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UK government ditches biased algorithm that downgraded hundreds of thousands of students exam grades

UK government ditches biased algorithm that downgraded hundreds of thousands of students exam grades

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Our futures will increasingly be dictated for us by algorithms, and that could be very dangerous for us all.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As the debate around the benefits...

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Powerful inhalable Covid-19 vaccine passes preliminary tests

Powerful inhalable Covid-19 vaccine passes preliminary tests

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Vaccines are hard to create and almost as hard to produce at scale, but an aerosol based vaccine could change that paradigm radically.   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. A while...

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Futurist Panel Session, UK: The Future of Insurance and Diversity, EveryWoman

Futurist Panel Session, UK: The Future of Insurance and Diversity, EveryWoman

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The insurance industry faces more opportunity than at any other point in its entire history, and the industry will need a diverse workforce to capitalise on it.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote,...

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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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New Membrane on a Chip tech accelerates COVID-19 vaccine screening

New Membrane on a Chip tech accelerates COVID-19 vaccine screening

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Human-on-a-Chip technologies could dramatically accelerate drug testing and get vital drugs into the market faster to save lives.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. When it comes to testing the efficacy of untested drugs to see whether or not...

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Futurist Keynote, UK: Full Speed Ahead, WIRED

Futurist Keynote, UK: Full Speed Ahead, WIRED

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world was already changing rapidly before COVID-19, and post COVID the rate of change is set to accelerate.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Firstly, I’d like to thank Catherine, Greg, and the team at Condé Nast and WIRED...

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As Covid-19 lockdowns ease companies begin tracking employees with in-house tracking apps

As Covid-19 lockdowns ease companies begin tracking employees with in-house tracking apps

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New technologies and innovations are eroding people’s privacy like never before, for better and worse …   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The current Coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, has spurred people everywhere around the world to come up...

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New Ford update cooks cars to protect first responders from Covid-19

New Ford update cooks cars to protect first responders from Covid-19

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Innovations to fight the spread of Covid-19 are everywhere, and Ford’s latest innovation helps first responders on the front line safe by cooking their vehicles.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. During the current Coronavirus pandemic, Covid-19,...

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Doctors treating Covid-19 patients use Microsoft Hololens to keep them and their teams safe

Doctors treating Covid-19 patients use Microsoft Hololens to keep them and their teams safe

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF During Covid-19 there’s been a huge shortage of PPE and doctors on the front line have been at the greatest risk of catching the disease, mixed reality technologies significantly reduce the risks.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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Robot Baristas help coffee shops limit the spread of Covid-19 as lockdowns ease

Robot Baristas help coffee shops limit the spread of Covid-19 as lockdowns ease

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Covid-19 has been a big boost for robots, and now they’re taking over coffee shops.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The current Coronavirus pandemic, Covid-19, has been a boon for the rapid testing and development of a...

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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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