Significant MQ-9 Reaper drone AI upgrade opens door to full military autonomy

Significant MQ-9 Reaper drone AI upgrade opens door to full military autonomy

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you had the world’s most sophisticated drone wouldn’t full hunter-killer automation be too tempting to ignore?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently the United Nations announced that they believed they’d...

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Meet Arrow the world’s first and only supersonic drone

Meet Arrow the world’s first and only supersonic drone

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today’s drones are slow and kind of dumb, tomorrow’s are fast and smart – and they’re going to get faster and smarter …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Drones are getting...

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New microwave weapon THOR helps the USAF defeat drone swarms in seconds

New microwave weapon THOR helps the USAF defeat drone swarms in seconds

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future swarms of weaponised drones will over run battle fields so the world’s military’s need new defensive weapons.   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 a frightening video scenario swarms...

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China is developing hypersonic UCAV swarms to overcome missile defenses

China is developing hypersonic UCAV swarms to overcome missile defenses

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Trying to destroy one hypersonic weapon is hard enough – trying to overcome a swarm is currently impossible …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Hypersonic weapons, which because of their speed...

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Forget flying taxis this company is building a 40 seater flying bus

Forget flying taxis this company is building a 40 seater flying bus

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Flying sky taxis that can take upto four passengers are great, but they’re not going to solve our cities congestion problems alone.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Braeden Kelekona is wedged...

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An autonomous US Navy Stingray drone successfully refuelled an F-18 in mid flight

An autonomous US Navy Stingray drone successfully refuelled an F-18 in mid flight

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of war will eventually be autonomous – and every new technological development is helping bring it closer to becoming a reality.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Around the world...

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For the first time the UN believes a hunter killer drone autonomously killed humans in battle

For the first time the UN believes a hunter killer drone autonomously killed humans in battle

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We already have the technology to create fully autonomous weapons systems that can hunt and kill targets, as well as the ability to create fully autonomous kill chains, but this is the first example of one being used. Possibly.   Love the Exponential Future? Join...

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The UK’s first flying taxi SkyPorts will be built in Coventry

The UK’s first flying taxi SkyPorts will be built in Coventry

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Urban traffic congestion is clogging and polluting cities so some companies are looking to the skies.   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 year or so after Uber ran a competition to...

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Hobbyist takes his drone hoverboard onto the streets in viral videos

Hobbyist takes his drone hoverboard onto the streets in viral videos

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The weight to lift ratio of drones is getting better exponentially, and this wouldn’t have been possible just two years ago.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Los Angeles based digital creator...

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Hyundai’s walking flying autonomous car might be the future of disaster relief

Hyundai’s walking flying autonomous car might be the future of disaster relief

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We’re reinventing the car, and adding legs gives it a whole new dimension …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. When we think about the future of transport it looks like everything...

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World’s largest drone that will launch satellites from mid air finally unveiled

World’s largest drone that will launch satellites from mid air finally unveiled

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Access to space used to be expensive and slow, startups are changing that and 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. Recently I’ve been writing about the myriad of new methods companies...

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Russians latest military exoskeleton controls drone swarms and survives landmines

Russians latest military exoskeleton controls drone swarms and survives landmines

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As technologies continue to mature and miniaturise we’re reaching the point where we can embed AI and compute into clothing and use our minds to control swarms of drones.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential...

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British Army shows off tiny bug drone that flies at 50mph and blows doors off

British Army shows off tiny bug drone that flies at 50mph and blows doors off

WEHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Technology always gets smaller and more performant, and this is a perfect example.   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. In time every technology gets smaller, like this camera that is so...

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Cyborg locusts get called up to sniff out bombs after scientists make breakthrough

Cyborg locusts get called up to sniff out bombs after scientists make breakthrough

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to control and read the minds of animals and insects used to be sci fi, now it’s real … and proving useful.   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. A...

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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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AirSpeeder gets set to launch flying car races in 2021

AirSpeeder gets set to launch flying car races in 2021

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As drones get larger and flying cars take flight it’s inevitable that someone’s going to want to race them and create a new sport.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As the power to weight ratios of drones increase,...

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USAF ramps up AI drone wingman concept, preps for 2023 launch

USAF ramps up AI drone wingman concept, preps for 2023 launch

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of warfare will increasingly be autonomous and AI driven, and SkyBorg is another step on the road to realising that future.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. When it comes to developing future weapons the US...

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USAF topguns will fight against AI drones in 2021 as era of autonomous warfare nears

USAF topguns will fight against AI drones in 2021 as era of autonomous warfare nears

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of air combat will increasingly fought by autonomous systems, not human pilots, and the race to create those systems has already begun.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. I’ve been talking about the rise of fully...

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Emission free flying a step closer after Chinese plasma jet breakthrough

Emission free flying a step closer after Chinese plasma jet breakthrough

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When it comes to the future of flight there are all kinds of new propulsion systems under development, and plasma jets show alot of promise.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Todays aircraft fly by consuming huge amounts...

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Eight360 unveil the “Spinning ball of Death,” a new crazy immersive VR simulator

Eight360 unveil the “Spinning ball of Death,” a new crazy immersive VR simulator

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our ability to create simulated virtual worlds and experiences improves we need new gadgets and toys to get the best from them.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As we continue to see more people take the...

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