Air Force One to go hypersonic after USAF signs contract with US engine maker

Air Force One to go hypersonic after USAF signs contract with US engine maker

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you were the President of the United States you wouldn’t want to have to waste time commuting, which is why a hypersonic Air Force One is now in the making.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our FREE XPotential Community, enjoy exclusive content, future proof yourself...

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SpaceX to build floating spaceports for rockets to the Moon and Mars, and hypersonic Earth travel

SpaceX to build floating spaceports for rockets to the Moon and Mars, and hypersonic Earth travel

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Elon Musk is inventing numerous industries and has ambitions to create the first human colony on Mars, and he’s getting closer to realising his goals.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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Featured Futurist: The Future of Air Travel 2050, Netflights

Featured Futurist: The Future of Air Travel 2050, Netflights

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world of aviation and travel is changing, it’s getting faster, more autonomous, more entertaining, more personalised, and more sustainable for starters.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Firstly, thank you to Yolanda and the team at Netflights...

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DARPA announces “Counter-Hypersonics” program to counter the catastrophic threat from hypersonic weapons

DARPA announces “Counter-Hypersonics” program to counter the catastrophic threat from hypersonic weapons

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF All of today’s military machines and apparatus are defenceless against hypersonic weapons, and the US military needs an answer to this growing threat and fast.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. All of the world’s major military powers...

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Russia becomes the first country in the world to deploy hypersonic weapons

Russia becomes the first country in the world to deploy hypersonic weapons

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Most countries are now on a tear to develop the first generation of hypersonic weapons, and Russia just became the first to deploy them in active service.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Hypersonic weapons that travel anywhere...

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Russia’s Navy could be the first to field hypersonic weapons

Russia’s Navy could be the first to field hypersonic weapons

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of warfare will be autonomous and fast, and Russia could be the first to field hypersonic weapons.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The Russian Navy have announced that they will be the first to field...

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Hypersonic flight a step closer after revolutionary British hypersonic engine aces tests

Hypersonic flight a step closer after revolutionary British hypersonic engine aces tests

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of flight isn’t just supersonic, it’s hypersonic, and a new British hypersonic engine just aced its tests bringing it a step closer to commercial flight.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Hypersonic planes, like the stunning...

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USAF announces development of a new Mach 5 hypersonic missile

USAF announces development of a new Mach 5 hypersonic missile

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The new global arms race involves weaponising AI and robots, lasers, telepathy, and hypersonic weapons.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The future of warfare could, or will, be filled with autonomous hunter killer drones, flying aircraft carriers,...

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AI researchers clone dragonfly brains to create better missile defences

AI researchers clone dragonfly brains to create better missile defences

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Nature manages to pack intelligence into lean, small packages – or brains –  and researchers are trying to copy it.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories led by computational neuroscientist Frances Chance are...

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Revolutionary air breathing rocket engine gets green light for tests

Revolutionary air breathing rocket engine gets green light for tests

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Rockets are traditionally fuelled using LOX which is expensive, toxic, and prone to blowing up, but now the world’s first air breathing rocket engine is ready for tests.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. The world of supersonic and...

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Autonomous planes, hypersonic jets and flying cars, Boeing unveils its future

Autonomous planes, hypersonic jets and flying cars, Boeing unveils its future

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One day aircraft will be fully autonomous, but getting there is a journey of many steps and this is one of them, and Boeing is placing its bets.   Everything it seems these days is going autonomous, from cars, trains and trucks, to giant cargo ships...

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Boeing unveil their stunning hypersonic space plane concept

Boeing unveil their stunning hypersonic space plane concept

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of transportation is fast, very fast, and companies are once again getting serious about building commercial hypersonic aircraft.   It’s a vision of the future that could someday jet people from the Los Angeles to Tokyo in just three hours or cut the...

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China tests its cutting edge hypersonic aircraft that “rides its own shockwaves”

China tests its cutting edge hypersonic aircraft that “rides its own shockwaves”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF China, Russia and the US are engaged in a race to create the next generation of hypersonic weapons, and the race is accelerating.   Over the past year China has announced it’s developed the world’s first quantum radar system, that neutralises US stealth, the first...

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Google reportedly mulls investing in a hypersonic tunnelling boring company

Google reportedly mulls investing in a hypersonic tunnelling boring company

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There is a race on to increase the speed of boring tunnels by at least ten fold, and if it can be achieved it will change the economics of energy generation and transportation.   Google announced recently, quietly, very quietly, that it’s carrying out research...

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Mysterious hypersonic SR-72 demonstrator spotted in California

Mysterious hypersonic SR-72 demonstrator spotted in California

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hypersonic platforms, from autonomous aircraft to “carrier killers” and missiles, so it’s inevitable that over the next five or so years sightings are going to increase   Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Development Program (ADP), better known as “Skunk Works,” might be further along in the development...

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Lockheed confirms it’s building the unmanned hypersonic SR-72 aircraft

Lockheed confirms it’s building the unmanned hypersonic SR-72 aircraft

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The next generation of aircraft, and warfare, will be hypersonic and as China and Russia make big advances in the space the US is stepping up its game.   The US has been playing around with hypersonic aircraft for decades now, the most public showing...

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Russia gets ready to test its new, ‘unbeatable’ hypersonic missile system

Russia gets ready to test its new, ‘unbeatable’ hypersonic missile system

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hypersonic weapons have the ability to change the balance of global warfare and render many of today’s defensive weapons systems obsolete   The race to develop unstoppable weapons capable of defeating all of today’s military defence systems is getting much too close for comfort, and...

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New heat resistant material shatters records

New heat resistant material shatters records

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As we push the boundaries and create new, more powerful nuclear reactors, and faster vehicles, protecting them from thermal harm becomes increasingly important, this breakthrough could mean more powerful reactors and faster hypersonic vehicles   A team of researchers in the UK have discovered that...

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US Navy successfully tests it’s latest Railgun at full power

US Navy successfully tests it’s latest Railgun at full power

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Railguns have taken decades to develop but the technology, that fires high impact projectiles at hypersonic speeds to vaporize its targets, is now here.   The US Navy (USN) recently revealed a video of the first commissioning tests of a railgun, a futuristic weapon that...

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New heat resistant material breakthrough gives hypersonic flight a boost

New heat resistant material breakthrough gives hypersonic flight a boost

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Materials that don’t react to heat, or cold could make structures safer and solve one of the aerospace industry’s most troublesome issues.   Researchers at the University of Southern California have been trying to make a material that doesn’t respond to heat, and it seems...

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