Jeff Bezos becomes the first billionaire to travel to actual space

Jeff Bezos becomes the first billionaire to travel to actual space

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Accessing space is getting cheaper, and entrepreneurs are starting to build the future space tourism industry.   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 future of the space tourism industry is beginning to...

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Sir Richard Branson becomes the first billionaire to almost reach space

Sir Richard Branson becomes the first billionaire to almost reach space

WHY THIS MATTERS IN SPACE New space planes are helping reduce the cost of accessing space and opening the door to space tourism.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. After years of preparation, three years late, and...

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Oros’ latest clothing line uses aerogel to protect you from -321F cold

Oros’ latest clothing line uses aerogel to protect you from -321F cold

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New materials are the key to unlocking many of tomorrow’s futuristic products and technologies and this isa just one example …   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 I showed off how...

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Japanese Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will travel to the ISS in December

Japanese Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will travel to the ISS in December

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Space is the new billionaires playground – and they’re starting to head there in droves.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Just six months after NASA announced it wants to turn the...

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Japanese billionaire looks for eight people to join him on a trip around the Moon

Japanese billionaire looks for eight people to join him on a trip around the Moon

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Travelling around the Moon would be cool, so that’s why it matters …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa invited the public on Tuesday to apply for a...

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This ferret died 33 years ago and scientists bought it back to life

This ferret died 33 years ago and scientists bought it back to life

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Our ability to clone and de-extinct complex organisms and animals is getting better – and one day humans will be next.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Like most of us you...

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Virgin Galactic unveils the interior cabin of it’s tourist space plane

Virgin Galactic unveils the interior cabin of it’s tourist space plane

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you’re jetting off on your holidays today to some foreign land, then tomorrow you could be travelling to hotels in space …   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. A while...

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Florida start up gears up to take tourists into space – by balloon

Florida start up gears up to take tourists into space – by balloon

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Space is being democratised and the first space tourists and space hotels are getting ready for launch so space balloons seem an obvious next step … sort of   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Space tourism is rapidly becoming...

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Space Adventures sets world’s first space tourist space walk for 2023

Space Adventures sets world’s first space tourist space walk for 2023

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the cost of accessing space falls exponentially it opens the door to a whole new era of space tourism.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Space. The final frontier. Once home to well trained astronauts increasingly it’s being...

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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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Futurist in the press: Coronavirus and the future of air travel, Business Standard

Futurist in the press: Coronavirus and the future of air travel, Business Standard

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As Covid takes a wrecking ball through the global airline industry we take a look at what happens next and its impact on global travel.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Firstly, thank you to Sai at Business...

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Space Adventures signs an agreement with SpaceX to take tourists into space

Space Adventures signs an agreement with SpaceX to take tourists into space

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the cost of accessing space plummets enterprising companies are seeing an opportunity to pioneer space tourism.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Slowly we’re entering the new age of so called space tourism, with companies like Blue...

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Universal translators edge closer after Google Assistant gets “Interpreter Mode”

Universal translators edge closer after Google Assistant gets “Interpreter Mode”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One of society’s greatest challenges is the ability to simply talk with one another, but universal translators are getting closer to solving that issue.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As Artificial Intelligence (AI) gets increasingly skilled in translating...

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Steppingstone’s electromagnetic floor lets VR users walk real miles in their own rooms

Steppingstone’s electromagnetic floor lets VR users walk real miles in their own rooms

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One of the biggest problems with VR is that if you want to walk from A to Z you soon hit the walls of your living room, but now you can walk forever without ever leaving your room.   Interested in the future and want...

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NASA announces it’s opening the ISS up to space tourists

NASA announces it’s opening the ISS up to space tourists

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the costs of accessing space fall by multiples of a hundred it might not be long before you too consider space as your next vacation.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. Following on in the footsteps of other...

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Nvidia’s GauGAN turns your crappy sketches into masterpieces

Nvidia’s GauGAN turns your crappy sketches into masterpieces

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Increasingly AI is being used as a tool to help democratise creativity and unlock people’s creative potential.   It’s long been known that I’m a crappy artist – despite my best efforts at school it was evident early on that I was just never cut...

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Self-driving hotel room scoops major design award

Self-driving hotel room scoops major design award

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The rise of fully autonomous vehicles are allowing innovators to come up with new concepts and travel ideas.   Question: What do you get if you cross a hotel room with a self-driving vehicle? Answer: The Autonomous Travel Suite (ATS). A hotel room on wheels, the ATS...

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX capsule lands successfully in crucial step toward human spaceflight

Elon Musk’s SpaceX capsule lands successfully in crucial step toward human spaceflight

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One of Elon Musk’s ambitions is to allow people to live off world, but first you have to get them there and this is the first step in a long journey.   SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft, which Elon Musk first showed off a few months ago,...

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Facebook 3D photos sources depth information straight from your camera

Facebook 3D photos sources depth information straight from your camera

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The cameras in our gadgets can do alot more than take photos, and with just a minor tweak we can use them to create living 3D photos.   Leveraging the extra “depth” data found in some iPhone photographs, Facebook today announced the rollout of 3D Photos – images...

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Luxury space hotel preps for launch in 2021

Luxury space hotel preps for launch in 2021

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the cost of getting to space falls, and access to space becomes more democratised, it will eventually become a tourist destination.   Well heeled space tourists will have a new orbital holiday destination four years from now, that is if one company’s plans come to fruition,...

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