The world’s first satellite that can be re-programmed in orbit heads to final assembly

The world’s first satellite that can be re-programmed in orbit heads to final assembly

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Once a satellite is launched it normally does one thing and one thing alone and can never be altered or reprogrammed – now they can.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. So...

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French central bank successfully completes first test of their sovereign digital currency

French central bank successfully completes first test of their sovereign digital currency

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF National fiat currencies will all one day be digital, and the move’s already starting …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. France’s central bank has announced it successfully completed a pilot transaction...

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Lasers could make nuclear waste inert in 30 minutes says Nobel Prize winner

Lasers could make nuclear waste inert in 30 minutes says Nobel Prize winner

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There’s over $100 billion worth of nuclear waste in dumps around the world with a life of a million years, this technology would neutralise all of it.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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Transparent wood makes a splash in the car world

Transparent wood makes a splash in the car world

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We are inventing new materials all the time, and we’re also re-inventing old ones …   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 a team of scientists from MIT managed to grow wood...

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In a world first an AI just made it’s own synthetic human genome

In a world first an AI just made it’s own synthetic human genome

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF What happens when AI can design its own humans? And then breed them ex vivo? The future is weirder than you could ever imagine …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Have...

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Memristor breakthrough puts a human brain at the edge of every network

Memristor breakthrough puts a human brain at the edge of every network

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Memristors work like human synapses and are a building block of highly energy efficient Neuromorphic computers which make them perfect for running AI at the edge.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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The french government just signed off on cyborg soldiers

The french government just signed off on cyborg soldiers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The new announcement opens the door to France developing future cyborg soldiers …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Cyborgs – every sci fi fan loves them when they’re in the movies....

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Airbus just unveiled three new radical zero-emission concept aircraft

Airbus just unveiled three new radical zero-emission concept aircraft

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The airline industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters, and as society demands action some of them are re-doubling their efforts to clean up their industries for the better.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from...

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Flying high Airbus shows off its 2030 and 2050 concept cabins

Flying high Airbus shows off its 2030 and 2050 concept cabins

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of aviation will be electric, and involve hypersonic aircraft and rockets. But there’ll be room for more conventional aircraft too and they’ll be able to take advantage of new technologies to create amazing new experiences.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential...

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Researchers’ brainwave reading temporary tattoo reads your mind and your moods

Researchers’ brainwave reading temporary tattoo reads your mind and your moods

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Controlling technology with our minds will bring about a revolution in computing and computer interfaces,  and this new BMI Smart Tattoo brings it into everyone’s reach.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. One of the facts about exponential...

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World’s first fully pilotless commercial aircraft takes off from France

World’s first fully pilotless commercial aircraft takes off from France

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Everyone tells us aircraft can fly by themselves, now they really can, and this is just the first step of that transition.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. We’ve all heard and read about the arrival of autonomous...

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Futurist Keynote, Paris: I, The Company of 2040, Accenture

Futurist Keynote, Paris: I, The Company of 2040, Accenture

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The companies and startups of the future will be very different from today’s, so during this keynote I dive into the rabbit hole.   Firstly, thank you to the team at Accenture for inviting me to be their keynote speaker at the annual Accenture Technology...

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A brain controlled exoskeleton just let a quadraplegic man walk again

A brain controlled exoskeleton just let a quadraplegic man walk again

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As brain machine interfaces improve it’s giving researchers the ability to build new revolutionary, life changing products.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A little while ago a quadriplegic man learned how to drive a car, and now...

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Futurist Keynote, France: The Future of Sport, Decathlon

Futurist Keynote, France: The Future of Sport, Decathlon

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Sport is amazingly powerful, it transcends national politics, and its benefits on our mental and physical well being are well documented, so let’s take a look at what the future holds.   It was with great delight that I was asked to be the keynote...

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This new AI uses both sight and sound to estimate depression

This new AI uses both sight and sound to estimate depression

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As mental health issues become more pronounced and more prominent in society researchers are trying to find new ways to identify people who suffer from it.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! Watch a keynote, grab a free book, read thousands of articles,...

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Mission Impossible style smart contact lens gets US military’s attention

Mission Impossible style smart contact lens gets US military’s attention

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As technology gets smaller the world’s first true Smart Contact Lenses get closer than ever, and there are plenty of companies hungrily watching the space.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. The bleeding edge US military research organisation Defense...

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Colorful bio-engineered bacteria could end fashions obsession with toxic dyes

Colorful bio-engineered bacteria could end fashions obsession with toxic dyes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The dye in your jeans, and most of your clothes, comes from countries whose dead rivers run red and blue, but now there’s a way to put an end to it, for good.   Throughout the fall of 2012, Marie-Sarah Adenis and Thomas Landrain toiled...

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Step into the holodeck, Theoriz unveil their mixed room reality concept

Step into the holodeck, Theoriz unveil their mixed room reality concept

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Holodecks are still the stuff of science fiction, but even though the journey is long we’re edging closer to realising them.   If you had to list the most mind blowing tech demos in recent memory, Microsoft’s Hololens Augmented Reality headset would need to be included, as...

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Record breaking solar powered aircraft stays aloft for 26 days straight

Record breaking solar powered aircraft stays aloft for 26 days straight

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The aviation industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters so companies around the world are trying to find new ways to power aircraft.   Recently I talked about SolarStratos, a company that’s looking to produce “the world’s first commercial solar aircraft,” and a couple...

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New glasses will beam augmented and virtual reality directly into your eyes

New glasses will beam augmented and virtual reality directly into your eyes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Augmented Reality glasses and Virtual Reality headsets use complex computers and optics to create their effects, researchers believe they can eliminate these overheads by beaming the images directly into your eyes.   Researchers have proposed a new way to build Augmented Reality (AR) smart glasses...

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