Living pharmacies within our bodies could help cure jet lag and disease

Living pharmacies within our bodies could help cure jet lag and disease

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today we make drugs in factories and then inject and pop them when we need to – but what if our bodies could make those drugs in vivo at the first sign of disease?     Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future...

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Molecular farming means your next vaccine could be grown in a plant

Molecular farming means your next vaccine could be grown in a plant

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF What if your food could vaccinate you against diseases? And other odd questions …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. It’s a hot summers day and you bite down on a plump,...

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Scientists used CRISPR to create a superbug resistant to all viruses on Earth, again

Scientists used CRISPR to create a superbug resistant to all viruses on Earth, again

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF This is the second time we’ve created a superbug, and it shows how powerful gene editing technology can be.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Do you remember the time I talked...

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Scientists use ultrasound to remotely read the minds of monkeys

Scientists use ultrasound to remotely read the minds of monkeys

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF This is the first time scientists have used ultrasound to read the minds of primates.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. First, a quick recap … In time all technologies, including sensors,...

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Futurist Keynote, UK: The Future of Health and Wellness, Willis Towers Watson

Futurist Keynote, UK: The Future of Health and Wellness, Willis Towers Watson

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By the year 2028 new medical breakthroughs could start extending our lives by over a year for every year lived …   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, thanks to Mark and...

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MIT and Harvard scientists develop a face mask that detects COVID-19 in the air

MIT and Harvard scientists develop a face mask that detects COVID-19 in the air

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Were you exposed to the COVID-19 virus when you were out and about? Now you can find out …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A little while ago I wrote about...

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CRISPR gene editing tool shown to stop Coronavirus replication in human cells

CRISPR gene editing tool shown to stop Coronavirus replication in human cells

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By future standards today’s medicines and treatments are old fashioned, and we have an increasing array of powerful new tools at our disposal.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A little while...

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Scientists connect the human brain to a computer wirelessly for the first time

Scientists connect the human brain to a computer wirelessly for the first time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As Brain Machine Interfaces improve you’re not going to need to be tethered to a computer.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Brain Machine Interfaces (BMI) have come a long way in...

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This new chemical programming language could revolutionise digital chemistry

This new chemical programming language could revolutionise digital chemistry

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By converting chemistry into a chemical programming language it opens up a huge range of new possibilities.   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 June, the US government purchased the vast majority of world’s...

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A new mini 3D bio-printed Pancreas could spell the end of diabetes

A new mini 3D bio-printed Pancreas could spell the end of diabetes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Diabetes is quickly becoming one of the world’s top afflictions, and 3D printing could offer an on demand solution to end it forever.   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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Breakthrough gene therapy treatment cures children born without immune systems

Breakthrough gene therapy treatment cures children born without immune systems

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF I don’t have to tell you why having an immune system is important – and for those born without one this is literally life saving.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. An...

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A paralysed man uses his mind to write text messages as fast as you can

A paralysed man uses his mind to write text messages as fast as you can

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Mind reading technology is advancing at a rapid rate and breakthroughs like this one are giving some patients back their freedoms.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A man paralysed from the...

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Samsung shows off a new stretchable display perfect for wearables

Samsung shows off a new stretchable display perfect for wearables

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Fixed rigid screens and displays are becoming a thing of the past and that’s opening up a world of new applications …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. We’ve had curved displays...

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Scientists are killing your digital twins to save your life

Scientists are killing your digital twins to save your life

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By creating a digital clone of your body doctors can try out different therapies and treatments to get them right before they apply them to you.   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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Researchers create a cyborg rat that can be controlled with human mind control

Researchers create a cyborg rat that can be controlled with human mind control

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We are slowly unlocking the mysteries of the mind – and now we’re starting to explore the limits …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Everyone loves rats – even if they’re...

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China just performed the world’s first remote neuro-surgery over 5G

China just performed the world’s first remote neuro-surgery over 5G

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Sometimes experts are based in other cities, and if you need access to a surgeon that can be a problem – but 5G and remote surgery solves that problem.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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Scientists demonstrate direct human brain to brain communication again

Scientists demonstrate direct human brain to brain communication again

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF You get information into your head all the time – now scientists are trying to use technology to achieve it telepathically.   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 there’s been a lot...

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DNA based cancer vaccine triggers immune attack on cancers in patients

DNA based cancer vaccine triggers immune attack on cancers in patients

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Cancer is a stone cold killer, and we need sophisticated new tools in our arsenal to eradicate it.   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 you had your vaccination yet? So far...

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Slowly but surely AI is helping eliminate the need for animal testing

Slowly but surely AI is helping eliminate the need for animal testing

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Animal testing is controversial, on the one hand it helps get drugs to market and on the other kills and harms millions of animals, but AI be a solution.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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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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