A revolutionary AI built by MIT just discovered a new powerful antibiotic drug

A revolutionary AI built by MIT just discovered a new powerful antibiotic drug

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The anti-biotic crisis means that we need new approaches to finding and developing new anti-biotics, and AI has just proven itself to be a powerful new weapon in that fight.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. So called...

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Weird semi-synthetic bacteria churn out even weirder synthetic proteins

Weird semi-synthetic bacteria churn out even weirder synthetic proteins

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future unnatural synthetic bacteria, and nature, will be our factories, churning out everything from designer drugs and materials, to new types of synthetic proteins and much more.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Over the past...

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Genetically engineered male moths programmed to kill off females released into the wild

Genetically engineered male moths programmed to kill off females released into the wild

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Genetic engineering is the ultimate Pandora’s Box, and the lid’s coming off as companies discover new ways to control and kill pests in the wild.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Let’s play a game… what’s the most...

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Next gen wearable monitors your blood and the environment to improve your health

Next gen wearable monitors your blood and the environment to improve your health

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today’s wearables don’t monitor many of your vital signs or the environment, and now researchers have found a way to close that gap.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Let’s face it, you’re wearable sucks. If it’s anything...

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MojoVision unveil the world’s first augmented reality contact lens

MojoVision unveil the world’s first augmented reality contact lens

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Smartphones won’t be around forever, hopefully, and one company is trying to position augmented reality contact lenses and the next great leap.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Spies want smart contact lenses, like this one that was...

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The world’s first living robots were created by an AI and a supercomputer

The world’s first living robots were created by an AI and a supercomputer

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As scientists continue to unravel the mysteries of life they’re increasingly finding new ways to edit, control, and manipulate it.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Let’s face it, when I talk about robots the first thing that...

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Stanford researchers built a particle accelerator on a computer chip

Stanford researchers built a particle accelerator on a computer chip

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Particle accelerators are useful for all kinds of things, from finding new particles to helping build better semiconductors, and now we have a way to miniaturise them and put them on a chip.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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IBM’s floating space robot just got an emotional upgrade

IBM’s floating space robot just got an emotional upgrade

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As software improves and AI gets better one big advantage that robots have over humans still is that they can get upgrades and CIMON just got an EQ upgrade.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. How many times...

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Futurist Keynote, London: Future of Healthcare 2020 to 2070, Willis Towers Watson

Futurist Keynote, London: Future of Healthcare 2020 to 2070, Willis Towers Watson

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today there are hundreds of exponential technologies arriving, and many of those are already having an impact on healthcare and patient outcomes, furthermore science fiction is increasingly becoming science fact.   Firstly, I’d like to thank Mark and the team at Willis Towers Watson for...

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MIT researchers can now use lasers to look at your insides from a distance

MIT researchers can now use lasers to look at your insides from a distance

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF On the one hand a technology like this can replace ultrasound one day, but on the other there are likely to be serious privacy implications.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Ultrasound has seen a number of improvements...

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New 3D printed liquid “lab on a chip” paves the way for liquid electronics

New 3D printed liquid “lab on a chip” paves the way for liquid electronics

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing is still relatively nascent but as researchers invent new tools and techniques one breakthrough can revolutionise thousands of fields.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in the US have...

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Featured Futurist: Shaping the Future of UK Healthcare, Deloitte

Featured Futurist: Shaping the Future of UK Healthcare, Deloitte

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Exponential technologies will revolutionise healthcare, human longevity and wellness, and patient outcomes, and healthcare organisations need to be prepared.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Firstly, thank you to Karen Taylor and the team at Deloitte for asking...

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Scientists have created artificial memories in mice for the first time

Scientists have created artificial memories in mice for the first time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As your understanding of the brain and neuroscience improves memory is increasingly looking as editable as a Microsoft Word document.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Over the past number of years I’ve reported on a wide variety...

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Scientists get closer to creating synthetic cells that can replicate themselves

Scientists get closer to creating synthetic cells that can replicate themselves

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our grasp of synthetic biology improves we’re nearing the point where we can create completely synthetic, unnatural cells not found anywhere in nature, and get them to replicate.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. It’s one thing...

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A new VR synthetic skin brings feelings to gaming and prosthetics

A new VR synthetic skin brings feelings to gaming and prosthetics

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the digital and physical worlds collide and merge companies are trying to find new ways to extend the physical experience.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Imagine holding hands with a loved one on the other side...

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A hydrogen powered drone just made an epic ocean crossing

A hydrogen powered drone just made an epic ocean crossing

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Despite advances drones today are still limited by their range, but new technologies like hydrogen fuel cells are helping overcome those limitations.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Although multi-copter drones are now being used to transport everything...

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Neurotech breakthrough lets Russians visualise people’s thoughts

Neurotech breakthrough lets Russians visualise people’s thoughts

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to reconstruct the images people are thinking about in a lab environment is one thing, but doing it in real time using dynamic content is completely different level of complexity.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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Scientists just put human livers into suspended animation for the first time

Scientists just put human livers into suspended animation for the first time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The longer it takes for human transplant organs to be transported to the hospital the higher the chance the transplant will fail, this would solve that problem.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A little while ago I...

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Indian surgeon completes world’s first remote robotic human heart surgery

Indian surgeon completes world’s first remote robotic human heart surgery

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are many areas in the world that have a shortage of skilled surgeons, but tele-robotic operations like this one could solve that.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A little while ago I reported several developments in...

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New machine vision system lets gym users ditch the wearables

New machine vision system lets gym users ditch the wearables

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As we see advances in AI and machine vision in the future you won’t need a wearable to improve, monitor or measure your workouts, all you’ll need is a camera.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Interesting things...

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