The shipping industry bets big on Ammonia to reach carbon zero

The shipping industry bets big on Ammonia to reach carbon zero

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world’s cargo ships use bunker fuel which is the most polluting form of all fuels, and they need to reach carbon zero by 2050. Ammonia could be the answer.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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Quantum computers get busy helping BMW optimise its global supply chain

Quantum computers get busy helping BMW optimise its global supply chain

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Ultra-powerful quantum computers are perfectly designed to help solve optimisation problems, and most global supply chains are highly inefficient.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Back in 2019 Volkswagen became one of...

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Walmart will start using fully autonomous trucks to make deliveries this year

Walmart will start using fully autonomous trucks to make deliveries this year

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Even though the technology has been around for a few years now its taken companies a while to roll the technology out in anger.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Walmart, who...

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Zoox unveils what could be Amazon’s first robo-taxi

Zoox unveils what could be Amazon’s first robo-taxi

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Amazon has a reputation of being a pioneer, and soon they could be the first company to roll out autonomous delivery vehicles en masse.   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 seems...

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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin outlines plans for first deliveries to the Moon in 2023

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin outlines plans for first deliveries to the Moon in 2023

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Cheaper access to space is leading to a new race to explore it and commercialise it in new ways.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Amazon is already king of retail. They’re...

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Powered up exoskeleton turns wimps into world-beating power lifters

Powered up exoskeleton turns wimps into world-beating power lifters

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The technologies used to make exoskeletons are all improving fast, and that means huge gains in exoskeleton performance.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our FREE XPotential Community, enjoy exclusive content, future proof yourself with XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Back in the 1980’s exoskeletons featured in...

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Breakthrough lets ships make unlimited amounts of their own fuel using seawater

Breakthrough lets ships make unlimited amounts of their own fuel using seawater

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The cargo industry is one of the world’s most polluting, but this new way to create fuel might make them more sustainable.   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 ago...

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Cruise redeploys its self-driving cars during Covid-19 to deliver vital food supplies in California

Cruise redeploys its self-driving cars during Covid-19 to deliver vital food supplies in California

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF During Covid-19 it’s dangerous for people to be interacting with one another so companies are using autonomous technologies to help keep vital services running.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As the Coronavirus pandemic, Covid-19, continues to work...

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During Covid-19 lockdown robo-trucks in the US are keeping freight moving

During Covid-19 lockdown robo-trucks in the US are keeping freight moving

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF During a time when people aren’t allowed out of their houses self-driving trucks are helping keep freight moving in the US.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In spite of some amazing technological innovations and the pioneering human...

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Amazon trained their delivery bot Scout in the virtual world so it could handle the real one

Amazon trained their delivery bot Scout in the virtual world so it could handle the real one

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Training AI software and robots in the virtual world will dramatically accelerate disruption and the world’s rate of change.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. Amazon, who are already on their way to becoming a fully autonomous retailer, recently...

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Autonomous delivery trucks and robot dogs to be couriers of the future

Autonomous delivery trucks and robot dogs to be couriers of the future

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Irrespective of whether vehicles drive themselves delivery companies still have to solve the “last mile” problem, and this is one of their ideas.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. As we all order more and more stuff from Amazon...

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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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Pentagon seriously considers using rockets to move soldiers and equipment around the globe

Pentagon seriously considers using rockets to move soldiers and equipment around the globe

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the cost of access to space continues to fall it opens up new possibilities for a wide range of industries, the us military included.   Today the US already uses its unmatched fleet of cargo planes to project its influence and move its forces...

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World’s first space elevator hitches a ride to the ISS to begin first trials

World’s first space elevator hitches a ride to the ISS to begin first trials

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The cost of getting astronauts and cargo into space is still astronomical, a space elevator could eliminate the need for costly rocket launches and democratise access to space.   Let’s be honest, launching things into space with rockets is a pretty inefficient way to do...

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