Swiss government first to approve the use of an assisted suicide booth

Swiss government first to approve the use of an assisted suicide booth

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Sometimes people want to pass over to the next place but the law and technology doesn’t make it easy or painless for them, now there’s a literal suicide booth to help …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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Robots go on patrol in South Korean care homes to detect mental health issues

Robots go on patrol in South Korean care homes to detect mental health issues

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As technology gets better at using different biomarkers and biometric cues to detect how people are feeling it’s opening up new healthcare opportunities.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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World’s first living robots made by AI surprise scientists by spontaneously reproducing themselves

World’s first living robots made by AI surprise scientists by spontaneously reproducing themselves

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI, supercomputers and scientists created the world’s first living programable robots from frog cells, and they just spontaneously reproduced themselves surprising the everyone …   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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Amazing new cancer therapy stops cancer in its tracks and prevents it spreading

Amazing new cancer therapy stops cancer in its tracks and prevents it spreading

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Researchers have found a “switch” that stops cancer in its tracks and stops it spreading, and they also know how to turn it off. Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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Non invasive wearable tech monitors cholesterol levels through the skin

Non invasive wearable tech monitors cholesterol levels through the skin

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Cholesterol can be a killer but detecting and measuring it is normally invasive and tricky, but soon your smart watch could measure it for you.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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New experimental chewing gum slows down the spread of COVID-19

New experimental chewing gum slows down the spread of COVID-19

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Companies are coming up with all manner of ways to try and get life back to normal and one of the latest innovations is a new kind of chewing gum!   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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New molecular assembler method makes manufacturing new drug compounds faster

New molecular assembler method makes manufacturing new drug compounds faster

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of manufacturing will be molecular assemblers, and while they’re already here and making products they have a long way to go before they mature.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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This new nanochip re-programs human cells and tissue to cure disease

This new nanochip re-programs human cells and tissue to cure disease

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are some examples, such as internal injuries and heart attacks, where it would be great to be able to turn one kind of cell into another kind of cell on demand, now we can.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future...

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New penny size computer monitors bone health in vivo

New penny size computer monitors bone health in vivo

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you’ve got osteoporosis or have broken a bone then this could revolutionise your treatments …   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. “As a surgeon,...

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New wearable catches cancer cells directly from your bloodstream

New wearable catches cancer cells directly from your bloodstream

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF This is the cancer equivalent of 24/7 monitoring of patients cancers and treatments, and it’s a historic milestone.   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. While...

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This new brain implant lets blind patients see without eyes

This new brain implant lets blind patients see without eyes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Increasingly we’re able to use technology to bypass people’s eyes and let them see, and yes it’s as sci-fi as it sounds.   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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Bioartificial kidney aces tests and could one day replace dialysis

Bioartificial kidney aces tests and could one day replace dialysis

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By combining human cells and mechanical components researchers have created a new kind of hybrid human organ that works as well as the real thing.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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Pfizer’s new COVID-19 pill cuts hospitalisations by 90 percent

Pfizer’s new COVID-19 pill cuts hospitalisations by 90 percent

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We have a whole host of new ways to prevent and treat disease, and now they’re all being used to target the pandemic.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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DARPA and GE developing truck mounted labs to churn out synthetic DNA and RNA vaccines

DARPA and GE developing truck mounted labs to churn out synthetic DNA and RNA vaccines

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are many parts of the world that need vaccines, especially in a pandemic, and this system will not only be fast it’ll be portable and be able to produce vaccines at scale.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself...

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A new particle accelerator just created the brightest medical X-Rays ever

A new particle accelerator just created the brightest medical X-Rays ever

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Particle accelerators that fit on a chip will one day revolutionize medicine but in the meantime they’re transforming X-Rays.   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....

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GE teams up with NIH to put a COVID-19 sensor in your smartphone

GE teams up with NIH to put a COVID-19 sensor in your smartphone

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF How many times during the pandemic did you wonder if you’d been in contact with “the virus” – this could tell you in the future.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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New smart kinetic clothing records and plays back your breathing

New smart kinetic clothing records and plays back your breathing

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you’re training AI can help you improve your technique, and now it can help you get your breathing right too.   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,...

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A new biocompatible AI takes healthcare monitoring to the next level

A new biocompatible AI takes healthcare monitoring to the next level

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Most medical implants are dumb, but by creating the world’s first biocompatible AI researchers are literally putting a doctor inside your body.   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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Revolutionary brain implant restores sense of touch in paralysed patients

Revolutionary brain implant restores sense of touch in paralysed patients

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you loose the sense of touch in any part of your body, for whatever reason, it can be traumatic – but solutions are emerging.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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Revolutionary new brain implant zaps away clinical depression in real time

Revolutionary new brain implant zaps away clinical depression in real time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Some people who suffer from the worst forms of depression can’t shift it, but now it can be zapped away …   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,...

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