Second generation of living robots are faster and smarter than their predecessors

Second generation of living robots are faster and smarter than their predecessors

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Our command of biology is improving, and we’re now creating the world’s first programmable living synthetic organisms – AKA living robots.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Last year the world’s first...

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Pfizer’s new at home pill to treat COVID available by year end

Pfizer’s new at home pill to treat COVID available by year end

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Making and distributing billions of vaccines fast is difficult to say the least – this is a new novel solution.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As the global pandemic has gripped...

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MIT’s smart clothes measure your body’s movements more accurately than ever

MIT’s smart clothes measure your body’s movements more accurately than ever

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Clothes will eventually become smart and be able to measure, monitor, and analyse everything from your movements and respiration rates to your biochemistry, this is another step in that direction.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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Elon Musk’s Neuralink helps monkies play Pong with their minds

Elon Musk’s Neuralink helps monkies play Pong with their minds

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Plenty of people in the world have neurological disorders, from brain damage to paralysis, that will benefit from this technology.   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 another breakthrough for Brain Machine...

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Pentagon scientists microchip detects COVID-19 in the blood before symptoms show

Pentagon scientists microchip detects COVID-19 in the blood before symptoms show

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to detect viruses in the blood and filter them out before they cause harm has its uses …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. One of the biggest problems during...

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Revolutionary pill form COVID-19 vaccine develops anti-bodies in Israeli trials

Revolutionary pill form COVID-19 vaccine develops anti-bodies in Israeli trials

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Manufacturing COVID-19 vaccines for billions of people is difficult and relies on having lots of glass and other raw materials, pill based vaccines could literally be a magic “bullet.”   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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Designer Cytokines help paralysed mice walk again

Designer Cytokines help paralysed mice walk again

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Paralysis is no longer for life, and this is just one of tens of new breakthrough innovations that’s making it possible to give people their lives back.   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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Ultrasonic holograms go 3D to let you feel objects mid air and play air guitar

Ultrasonic holograms go 3D to let you feel objects mid air and play air guitar

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future is 3D and that includes real light based holograms complete with objects you can feel and manipulate in mid air.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Holograms seem to be...

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Virtual reality treatment helps hospital patients overcome chronic pain

Virtual reality treatment helps hospital patients overcome chronic pain

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Virtual Reality is increasingly being eyed as a very useful therapeutic treatment and tool, and it’s showing great promise.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Virtual Reality (VR) is an amazing technology,...

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Promising single shot nano-vaccine could immunise everyone against all Coronaviruses

Promising single shot nano-vaccine could immunise everyone against all Coronaviruses

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today we have multiple vaccines for multiple diseases, but what if one vaccine could protect you against everything?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The SARS-CoV-2 virus behind the current COVID-19 pandemic...

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Race to contain COVID-19 sees researchers use AI to predict future deadly mutations

Race to contain COVID-19 sees researchers use AI to predict future deadly mutations

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The global pandemic has caused unimaginable havoc but as Sars-Cov-2 mutates there are fears vaccines won’t be effective so researchers are trying to stay two steps ahead of the virus to prevent that from happening.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future...

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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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This new portable X-Ray device will let you X-Ray yourself at home

This new portable X-Ray device will let you X-Ray yourself at home

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In time all technologies get smaller, more performant, and cheaper – even gigantic X-Ray machines.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Everything it seems is getting smaller – from Brain Machine Interfaces...

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Featured Futurist: The Future of Exponential Healthcare, CPA

Featured Futurist: The Future of Exponential Healthcare, CPA

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By the year 2028 there is consensus that emerging technology breakthroughs in healthcare will start extending the average human lifespan to 100 years and beyond.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Firstly,...

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Coronavirus has become the first ever virus to be fully digitised

Coronavirus has become the first ever virus to be fully digitised

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Once you digitise something you can analyse it, share it, and run simulations that wouldn’t have otherwise been possible, and in this case that means finding new COVID-19 treatments faster.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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Amazing self-deleting gene breakthrough reverses effects of genetic engineering

Amazing self-deleting gene breakthrough reverses effects of genetic engineering

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Genetic engineering is incredibly powerful, it can help cure thousands of uncuttable diseases and wipe out species, and until now it’s been irreversible.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As a species...

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Synthetic molecules that mimic human cells successfully lured and killed the flu virus

Synthetic molecules that mimic human cells successfully lured and killed the flu virus

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Why let pathogens attack human cells when you can con them into attacking fake ones instead?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Over the past year we’ve seen a huge ramp up...

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US startup unveils brain hacking earbuds that treat a range of diseases

US startup unveils brain hacking earbuds that treat a range of diseases

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As we learn more about manipulating the human brain companies are starting to find new ways to hack it to treat common diseases.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Over the past...

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Black box AI’s learn to express themselves so researchers can read their minds

Black box AI’s learn to express themselves so researchers can read their minds

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Some AI’s are black boxes which means people don’t know how they do what they do, or how they reach their decisions, and that’s a major issue for different industry use cases.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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DeepMind’s protein folding AI conquers biology’s 50 year grand challenge

DeepMind’s protein folding AI conquers biology’s 50 year grand challenge

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to accurately model and predict how proteins fold has revolutionary implications for how fast we can create everything from new vaccines to new materials.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Google’s...

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