New Australian heat tolerant COVID-19 vaccine heads to human trials

New Australian heat tolerant COVID-19 vaccine heads to human trials

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Most COVID-19 vaccines today have to be stored at extremely low temperatures making it hard to get them to remote regions who need them.   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 the...

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65 percent of all COVID disinformation came from just 12 people

65 percent of all COVID disinformation came from just 12 people

WHY THAT MATTERS IN BRIEF Disinformation in our connected digital world is its own pandemic, and it only takes a few people to sway global opinion.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. During my keynotes and sessions...

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MIT and Harvard scientists develop a face mask that detects COVID-19 in the air

MIT and Harvard scientists develop a face mask that detects COVID-19 in the air

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Were you exposed to the COVID-19 virus when you were out and about? Now you can find out …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A little while ago I wrote about...

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CRISPR gene editing tool shown to stop Coronavirus replication in human cells

CRISPR gene editing tool shown to stop Coronavirus replication in human cells

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By future standards today’s medicines and treatments are old fashioned, and we have an increasing array of powerful new tools at our disposal.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A little while...

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Slowly but surely AI is helping eliminate the need for animal testing

Slowly but surely AI is helping eliminate the need for animal testing

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Animal testing is controversial, on the one hand it helps get drugs to market and on the other kills and harms millions of animals, but AI be a solution.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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Pfizer’s new at home pill to treat COVID available by year end

Pfizer’s new at home pill to treat COVID available by year end

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Making and distributing billions of vaccines fast is difficult to say the least – this is a new novel solution.   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 the global pandemic has gripped...

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Pentagon scientists microchip detects COVID-19 in the blood before symptoms show

Pentagon scientists microchip detects COVID-19 in the blood before symptoms show

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to detect viruses in the blood and filter them out before they cause harm has its uses …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. One of the biggest problems during...

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Revolutionary pill form COVID-19 vaccine develops anti-bodies in Israeli trials

Revolutionary pill form COVID-19 vaccine develops anti-bodies in Israeli trials

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Manufacturing COVID-19 vaccines for billions of people is difficult and relies on having lots of glass and other raw materials, pill based vaccines could literally be a magic “bullet.”   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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Promising single shot nano-vaccine could immunise everyone against all Coronaviruses

Promising single shot nano-vaccine could immunise everyone against all Coronaviruses

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today we have multiple vaccines for multiple diseases, but what if one vaccine could protect you against everything?   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 SARS-CoV-2 virus behind the current COVID-19 pandemic...

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Race to contain COVID-19 sees researchers use AI to predict future deadly mutations

Race to contain COVID-19 sees researchers use AI to predict future deadly mutations

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The global pandemic has caused unimaginable havoc but as Sars-Cov-2 mutates there are fears vaccines won’t be effective so researchers are trying to stay two steps ahead of the virus to prevent that from happening.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future...

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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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