Denmark approves the world’s first “Energy Island” project

Denmark approves the world’s first “Energy Island” project

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Noone seems to want wind turbines anywhere near their town, but there’s plenty of room at sea for 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. Denmark, the nation that built the...

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The future of power is transcontinental supergrids that connect the world’s energy supplies

The future of power is transcontinental supergrids that connect the world’s energy supplies

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today if you generate electricity in one part of the world you can’t transport it to any other place in the world – supergrids are a paradigm shift.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote,...

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This innovative AI algorithm finds a way to burst internet echo chambers

This innovative AI algorithm finds a way to burst internet echo chambers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Social media algorithms are made to show you more of what you’ve seen before so it’s easy to get stuck in an internet echo chamber and radicalised. This algorithm breaks those chambers.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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DeepMind’s powerful AlphaZero AI makes the leap to quantum computing

DeepMind’s powerful AlphaZero AI makes the leap to quantum computing

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today’s Artificial Intelligence agents will one day evolve to run on super powerful quantum computers, and that evolution has begun.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A new study suggests Google DeepMind’s amazing game playing algorithm AlphaZero, that...

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BIG unveil Oceanix their floating city concept backed by the UN

BIG unveil Oceanix their floating city concept backed by the UN

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the Earth’s population grows, and as climate change threatens to displace hundreds of millions of people the UN are now seriously considering building floating cities.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. In the future it’s not just NASA...

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Strong winds in Europe push renewable energy prices negative

Strong winds in Europe push renewable energy prices negative

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Renewable energy is the future, and as the technologies becomes more efficient, and as record amounts of new capacity come online they’re changing the economics of the energy industry leading some to question if oil prices will ever recover.   Asides from being very hot,...

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It’s a monster, world’s largest wind turbine means business

It’s a monster, world’s largest wind turbine means business

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The cost of renewable energy is beginning to fall as the technologies mature, now the world’s largest wind turbine wants to step out from solar power’s shadow   Wind energy is one of the most promising renewable energy resources in the world, right after solar...

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Scientists publish a breakthrough architecture for the world’s first Quantum Computer

Scientists publish a breakthrough architecture for the world’s first Quantum Computer

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Building the world’s first commercial quantum computer will require international collaboration, and a plan, and it looks like we now have that plan.   An international team, led by a scientist from the University of Sussex, and made up of scientists from Google, Aarhus University...

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Sit down, the creative machines are innovating chairs

Sit down, the creative machines are innovating chairs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Machines might not have a consciousness, per se, but they’re becoming increasingly “innovative and creative”   Innovation is an algorithm… Earlier this year I wrote a post discussing how we were beginning to see the emergence of the first signs of creative machines – and...

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