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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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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