AI finally aces motion capture without all the mocap gadgets

AI finally aces motion capture without all the mocap gadgets

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Motion capture is going to be even more important in the future, just think content creation, healthcare, sports tracking, Metaverse avatars, and this breakthrough makes it much easier.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read...

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Europe’s floating gas terminals will save lives this winter but environmentalists worry

Europe’s floating gas terminals will save lives this winter but environmentalists worry

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Russian aggression and military actions have jeopardised European fuel imports so the EU have had to spin up new ways to import LNG and fast which means developing floating terminals.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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Germany is building colossal urban thermos flasks to heat homes this winter

Germany is building colossal urban thermos flasks to heat homes this winter

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its weaponisation of energy supplies has left Europe short of vital gas supplies so countries are finding new innovative ways to keep their citizens warm this winter.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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Futurist Keynote, Germany: The End of Choice, NIM

Futurist Keynote, Germany: The End of Choice, NIM

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF During this keynote session futurist Matthew Griffin discusses the future of choice and the algorithmic society where Artificial Intelligence and machines are increasingly making our choices for us while at the same time giving us the “illusion” of freedom of choice.   Love the Exponential...

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The first hydrogen powered trains enter service in Germany

The first hydrogen powered trains enter service in Germany

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF For a whole bunch of reasons the transition from polluting fossil fuels is now truly getting underway and it’s great to see it happening.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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Personalised cancer treatments shown to kill 100 percent of some cancers

Personalised cancer treatments shown to kill 100 percent of some cancers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Cancer is still one of the world’s biggest killers but new personalised treatments seem to be working with staggering results for previously “terminal” patients.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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Ultra energy efficient molecular computer breaks records and blurs boundaries

Ultra energy efficient molecular computer breaks records and blurs boundaries

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Molecular computing could help usher in the era of biological, chemical, liquid, and other kinds of futuristic computers that are already emerging and working in the labs …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with...

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BMW shows off its colour changing car in a vision of the future

BMW shows off its colour changing car in a vision of the future

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Materials are changing, they’re becoming smarter, more capable, and more controllable – and digital – and this is a good example of future applications.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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Diamond based quantum computers paired with supercomputers for the first time

Diamond based quantum computers paired with supercomputers for the first time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are some workloads supercomputers are better at, and there are other workloads, like optimisation problems, that quantum computers are great at – now researchers have the best of both worlds.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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Researchers show it’s possible to load malware onto switched off phones

Researchers show it’s possible to load malware onto switched off phones

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When your smartphone is off it isn’t and that means certain active components can be hacked even when you think they can’t.   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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New bacteria and bioreactor breakthroughs are cleaning up toxic waste water

New bacteria and bioreactor breakthroughs are cleaning up toxic waste water

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Pollution isn’t sexy, no influencer will spend their time poking creating content about it, but it’s killing people and the environment and we need solutions.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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Futurist Keynote, Germany: The Future of Shipping and Trade, HPA

Futurist Keynote, Germany: The Future of Shipping and Trade, HPA

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In this keynote Matthew Griffin shares how technology is already and will continue to change the future of the shipping industry and global trade.   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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Adidas jumps into the world of NFTs with Bored Ape Yacht Club

Adidas jumps into the world of NFTs with Bored Ape Yacht Club

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The Metaverse and NFT’s represent a new $13 Trillion economy, and companies are experimenting with it.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Adidas has announced...

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It turns out using the oceans to suck up CO2 might be alot harder than people thought

It turns out using the oceans to suck up CO2 might be alot harder than people thought

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The UN recently said that carbon sequestration and capture is now the only way to avert 2C of global warming, and the oceans could have played a big role …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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This AI just built a computer within itself that runs another AI

This AI just built a computer within itself that runs another AI

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We all too often think of things in one dimension terms, but what happens when computers can run in computers, and AI’s can run in AI’s, or both can run in each other? And evolve themselves … ?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our...

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Adidas dives into the Metaverse with AI created avatars and banging sneakers

Adidas dives into the Metaverse with AI created avatars and banging sneakers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The metaverse presents an $8 Trillion opportunity and companies are experimenting with a trend that could dominate future commerce and entertainment …   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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Vertical farms are coming to save your perfume from climate change

Vertical farms are coming to save your perfume from climate change

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF You can grow crops sustainably in a vertical farm, or you can grow really expensive perfume ingredients with higher profit margins …   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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In a world first researchers created a digital cell that grows like the real thing

In a world first researchers created a digital cell that grows like the real thing

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By digitising biology in this way it means one day we will be able to create and test new cures for all kinds of diseases at digital speed.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read...

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Sci-fi like gadget lets blind people see using infra red and loose the cane

Sci-fi like gadget lets blind people see using infra red and loose the cane

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New technologies, new sensors, and new things help people with disabilities do new things in new ways …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Virtual...

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This new 3D printing technique lets people print mini working machines

This new 3D printing technique lets people print mini working machines

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing’s ultimate dream is to be able to print working products straight off the printer that don’t need to be assembled by humans or robots, this is the first step.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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