Sensors that detect Covid-19 in the air get major US military funding

Sensors that detect Covid-19 in the air get major US military funding

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you’d like to know if there are any pathogens in the air around you then this is the tech for you.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch...

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World’s first living robots made by AI surprise scientists by spontaneously reproducing themselves

World’s first living robots made by AI surprise scientists by spontaneously reproducing themselves

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI, supercomputers and scientists created the world’s first living programable robots from frog cells, and they just spontaneously reproduced themselves surprising the everyone …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and...

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DARPA and GE developing truck mounted labs to churn out synthetic DNA and RNA vaccines

DARPA and GE developing truck mounted labs to churn out synthetic DNA and RNA vaccines

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are many parts of the world that need vaccines, especially in a pandemic, and this system will not only be fast it’ll be portable and be able to produce vaccines at scale.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself...

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GE teams up with NIH to put a COVID-19 sensor in your smartphone

GE teams up with NIH to put a COVID-19 sensor in your smartphone

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF How many times during the pandemic did you wonder if you’d been in contact with “the virus” – this could tell you in the future.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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This 3D printed heat exchanger extracts up to 500 litres of pure water from  air

This 3D printed heat exchanger extracts up to 500 litres of pure water from air

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Water is seen by many as an increasingly scarce commodity with 129 countries estimated to experience extreme water stress by 2030, this tech could help.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. According...

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Living pharmacies within our bodies could help cure jet lag and disease

Living pharmacies within our bodies could help cure jet lag and disease

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today we make drugs in factories and then inject and pop them when we need to – but what if our bodies could make those drugs in vivo at the first sign of disease?     Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future...

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Molecular farming means your next vaccine could be grown in a plant

Molecular farming means your next vaccine could be grown in a plant

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF What if your food could vaccinate you against diseases? And other odd questions …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. It’s a hot summers day and you bite down on a plump,...

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This new chemical programming language could revolutionise digital chemistry

This new chemical programming language could revolutionise digital chemistry

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By converting chemistry into a chemical programming language it opens up a huge range of new possibilities.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In June, the US government purchased the vast majority of world’s...

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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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DARPA looks for new ways to decouple legacy code from hardware

DARPA looks for new ways to decouple legacy code from hardware

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Legacy code is the bane of many older organisations existence and it’s hard to modernise, upgrade, and secure, so DARPA wants to change the paradigm.   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...

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500 hackers spent three months trying to hack a radical new computer chip and failed

500 hackers spent three months trying to hack a radical new computer chip and failed

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Cyber attacks will only get bigger and bolder and today’s technologies can’t stop them. The MORPHEUS computer chip is a radical new solution that so far hasn’t been hacked.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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Wireless Brain to Brain telepathy gets another DARPA funding boost to go next level

Wireless Brain to Brain telepathy gets another DARPA funding boost to go next level

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We already have the technology to communicate with people and machines telepathically, but it’s basic and slow, now money’s coming in to improve it.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Over the...

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AI everywhere as DARPA spins up new intelligent edge computing projects

AI everywhere as DARPA spins up new intelligent edge computing projects

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today the vast majority of AI workloads run in centralised hyperscale datacenters, tomorrow they’ll run at the edge of the network on our smart devices, and revolutionise industries in new ways.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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DARPA AI learns to autonomously build computer networks on the fly in minutes

DARPA AI learns to autonomously build computer networks on the fly in minutes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Legacy technologies are often incompatible with the latest technologies, but now AI’s that can build networks on the fly are solving that problem fast.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. How do you...

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The US military found a way to use AI to turn humans into living sensor networks

The US military found a way to use AI to turn humans into living sensor networks

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF This sounds like science fiction, again, but turning humans into living sensor networks that are monitored and controlled by AI is technologically possible now.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In...

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US military starts using human gamers brainwaves to train killer robot swarms

US military starts using human gamers brainwaves to train killer robot swarms

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Human gamers have to be able to think on their feet to overcome the odds, and now the US military is using that for their own advantage.   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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DARPA selects Gryphon to build world’s first ever nuclear rocket engine

DARPA selects Gryphon to build world’s first ever nuclear rocket engine

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today’s combustion engine rockets are cheap-ish but not that efficient so the race is on to develop new and better power systems.   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 little while...

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AI fighter pilot obliterates human USAF pilot in simulated dogfights

AI fighter pilot obliterates human USAF pilot in simulated dogfights

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI’s learn in fundamentally different ways to humans, and increasingly that seems to be their advantage in human-machine competitions.   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. Who’s better in a dog fight...

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A patient in the US controlled two prosthetic arms simultaneously with just his thoughts

A patient in the US controlled two prosthetic arms simultaneously with just his thoughts

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Many people around the world have lost limbs, for a whole variety of reasons, and now new sci-fi like technologies are helping them re-claim their mobility and lives in new ways.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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Georgia Tech secures grant to smash an Exabyte of data into a DNA sugarcube

Georgia Tech secures grant to smash an Exabyte of data into a DNA sugarcube

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world is producing vast quantities of information and today’s storage technologies are increasingly struggling to keep up.   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. Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute...

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