Next generation solar cells harvest indoor lighting to power all your gadgets

Next generation solar cells harvest indoor lighting to power all your gadgets

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We’re all trying to help save the planet, but all our gadgets and children’s toys are addicted to batteries, these new solar cells are here to change that.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. We hear a lot...

Read more
An AI just designed then 3D printed a completely new form of rocket engine

An AI just designed then 3D printed a completely new form of rocket engine

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As Creative Machines get better at designing and innovating products one day they’ll outperform humans.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. For the past number of years I’ve been taking about the rise of so called Creative Machines,...

Read more
World first after scientists create artificial cells that react to their environment

World first after scientists create artificial cells that react to their environment

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As humanity’s understanding of nature and the code of life, DNA, improves we’re closing in on being able to create synthetic lifeforms with amazing properties.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Cells are the basic unit of life,...

Read more
German scientists just created the world’s first self-replicating synthetic cells

German scientists just created the world’s first self-replicating synthetic cells

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our ability to make fully synthetic DNA and genomes accelerates inevitably scientists will want to cross the next step – making living, alien organisms that replicate.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The creation of life is...

Read more
Scientists just created the wonder material Graphene from greenhouse gas Carbon Dioxide

Scientists just created the wonder material Graphene from greenhouse gas Carbon Dioxide

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Graphene is a wonder material that could revolutionise almost every industry on the planet – if we can find ways to manufacture it easily and cheaply…   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The general public knows the chemical...

Read more
Volkswagen envision a future where autonomous robots charge your EV

Volkswagen envision a future where autonomous robots charge your EV

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Retrofitting older buildings, car parks, and roads with supercharger networks will be expensive, so these robots bring the charging points to you instead.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. One of the problems of owning an electric car...

Read more
Bosch unveil augmented reality glasses that shoot lasers into your eyeballs

Bosch unveil augmented reality glasses that shoot lasers into your eyeballs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One day we won’t have screens, one day images could be beamed directly into your eyes from a distance, and this is the first step.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A while ago I wrote about a...

Read more
First of a kind attack as criminals clone a CEO’s voice and con UK energy firm out of $243,000

First of a kind attack as criminals clone a CEO’s voice and con UK energy firm out of $243,000

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As AI’s get better at creating fake content, or synthetic content, this type of attack will be the start of a new worrying trend.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. After Google’s Duplex demonstration last year it’s clear...

Read more
3D printing breakthrough lets users print multi-material objects with embedded electronics

3D printing breakthrough lets users print multi-material objects with embedded electronics

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to 3D print products made out of one material on demand is a game changer, but being able to use multiple materials and embed electronics into those products will be nothing short of revolutionary.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book,...

Read more
Breakthrough helps Calcium Ion batteries move closer to reality

Breakthrough helps Calcium Ion batteries move closer to reality

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Lithium Ion batteries rely on the mass availability of several rare earth elements which are in increasingly short supply so we need alternatives.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Even as companies look for new ways to completely...

Read more
Volkswagen to test its quantum computer powered satnav in real traffic

Volkswagen to test its quantum computer powered satnav in real traffic

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Quantum computers are insanely powerful new types of computers that excel at optimisation problems – such as traffic management.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Volkswagen has announced plans to “test a quantum computer powered navigation app” in Lisbon next...

Read more
Boeing and Porsche team up to build flying cars for the rich

Boeing and Porsche team up to build flying cars for the rich

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The race is on to capture the publics imagination and create concepts for the next generation of transportation – flying cars.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. It looks like no one wants to be disrupted in the...

Read more
Airbus and Audi join forces and unveil their flying taxi concept

Airbus and Audi join forces and unveil their flying taxi concept

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It seems noone wants to be left out of the flying Robo-Taxi race, so now Audi are teaming up with Airbus to develop their own concept.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Flying Robo-Taxis, which rather than the...

Read more
Volocopter completes its first flying taxi flight in Europe

Volocopter completes its first flying taxi flight in Europe

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As multiple technologies develop and converge the future of transport is increasingly looking skywards.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The team at Volocopter, who in 2017 flew their flying taxi around the skyscrapers of Dubai, has ticked...

Read more
Adidas unveil world’s first fully recyclable sneakers that last you a lifetime

Adidas unveil world’s first fully recyclable sneakers that last you a lifetime

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Advances in new materials, production techniques and company processes mean we increasingly have a way to eliminate many forms of needless waste.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! Watch a keynote, grab a free book, read thousands of articles, and...

Read more
Featured Futurist: How 4D Printing Will Shift the Shape of Manufacturing, SAP

Featured Futurist: How 4D Printing Will Shift the Shape of Manufacturing, SAP

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The way we design, imagine, and build products is being revolutionised by the emergence of creative machines and new sci-fi like manufacturing technologies.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More and connect with Matthew. In a brief period, 3D printing — the process...

Read more
Designer cells with two genetic codes give life on Earth a serious upgrade

Designer cells with two genetic codes give life on Earth a serious upgrade

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future not all life will be organic, increasingly more of it will be synthetic, and that’s a game changer that at the very least means aliens and the X-Men could become real.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore...

Read more
KIT’s haptic tech brings a sense of touch to industrial control systems

KIT’s haptic tech brings a sense of touch to industrial control systems

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We have five senses, but we only use two of them, hearing and sight, when interacting with technology, haptics introduces the sense of touch to interfaces.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. To perceive our surroundings humans can draw...

Read more
Another AI “spontaneously evolves” and this time gains a number sense

Another AI “spontaneously evolves” and this time gains a number sense

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As we embed AI into every corner of our digital society we need to start asking hard questions about what happens when they “go beyond their programming” and “evolve” spontaneously.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. Artificial Intelligence (AI)...

Read more
Scientists find a way to turn the internet into the world’s largest earthquake detection system

Scientists find a way to turn the internet into the world’s largest earthquake detection system

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are hundreds of thousands of earthquakes a year, and a new detection system could help save lives.   The internet isn’t your phone. It’s not Instagram, YouTube, or Netflix. Behind those screens the internet is actually a  sprawling network of hundreds of undersea fiber optic...

Read more