LG shows off its latest amazingly stretchy display tech

LG shows off its latest amazingly stretchy display tech

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The fixed, glass displays we’re all used to are changing fast, and that opens the door to new display formats and possibilities.   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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Creators used AI to generate endless podcasts of Herzog and Zizek talking together

Creators used AI to generate endless podcasts of Herzog and Zizek talking together

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF What happens when AI generates most of our content – including podcasts? It changes entertainment, society, and our ability to trust.   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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Shutterstock to start selling AI-generated art and compensate human artists

Shutterstock to start selling AI-generated art and compensate human artists

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If AI can create the images, videos, and content you need then why do you, or Shutterstock, need human artists and photographers? Clue… you don’t, and that’s freaking people out.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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Google’s Text-to-Image AI comes out swinging to create great synthetic images

Google’s Text-to-Image AI comes out swinging to create great synthetic images

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Synthetic content made by AI will put many creators out of jobs, but it will also democratise access to content creation for 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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Meta’s AudioGen AI generates convincing sounds from just text

Meta’s AudioGen AI generates convincing sounds from just text

WHY THIS MATTERS OM BRIEF Within the decade alot more of the content you consume will be made by AI, and after that it could be almost all of it.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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Fake Joe Rogan interviews fake Steve Jobs in this new AI generated podcast

Fake Joe Rogan interviews fake Steve Jobs in this new AI generated podcast

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The creation of content is increasingly being automated using advanced AI and this is just another example of how in the future creators will have to compete with the machines.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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AI finally aces motion capture without all the mocap gadgets

AI finally aces motion capture without all the mocap gadgets

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Motion capture is going to be even more important in the future, just think content creation, healthcare, sports tracking, Metaverse avatars, and this breakthrough makes it much easier.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read...

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Metaphysic wows US AGT judges with their digital deepfake human synths

Metaphysic wows US AGT judges with their digital deepfake human synths

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future will we need human actors, artists, entertainers, pop stars, writers and and and … ? And if not then what?   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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Meta’s AI can now turn your text prompts into synthetic video on demand

Meta’s AI can now turn your text prompts into synthetic video on demand

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Imagine being able to create videos by just typing what you want them to be. That’s what Meta’s latest tech does, and it’s only going to get better in the future.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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This VR gadget lets you feel spiders on your face

This VR gadget lets you feel spiders on your face

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Haptics are already being built into clothing but this is a new and interesting take on the technology.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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In a world first LG’s latest stunning OLED display is also the speaker system

In a world first LG’s latest stunning OLED display is also the speaker system

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By embedding the speaker system into the display LG’s new display makes it easier to turn every surface into a speaker system.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about...

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Minecraft gets a huge Web 3.0 upgrade thanks to a new Polygon mod

Minecraft gets a huge Web 3.0 upgrade thanks to a new Polygon mod

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Web 3.0, which is a collection of technologies, will be the future of the internet and could create a new digital economy that rivals today’s global economy in size and breadth so mods like this one on major platforms are interesting …   Love the...

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Elon Musk deepfake crypto scams are on the rise and they’re getting better

Elon Musk deepfake crypto scams are on the rise and they’re getting better

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Deepfakes are getting better, in two years they’ll be perfect, and that means you won’t be able to trust anything you see. And that’s a huge issue.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses...

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Sony and co form an alliance to use blockchain tech to fight DeepFakes

Sony and co form an alliance to use blockchain tech to fight DeepFakes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Some deepfakes are meant for fun, others are meant to spread lies, disinformation, and weaponise society against itself so new tools are needed to detect them.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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This astronaut riding a horse shows AI is getting better at creating synthetic content

This astronaut riding a horse shows AI is getting better at creating synthetic content

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you told a human artist to create a picture of an astronaut riding a horse they’d be able to do it, but up until now context has been very hard for AI to grasp.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future...

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State actors weaponise DeepFakes to try and change the course of the Ukraine war

State actors weaponise DeepFakes to try and change the course of the Ukraine war

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When you can no longer trust the information you see, and when technology lets you create fake people and fake content, the fabric of society starts to unravel.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read...

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Adidas jumps into the world of NFTs with Bored Ape Yacht Club

Adidas jumps into the world of NFTs with Bored Ape Yacht Club

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The Metaverse and NFT’s represent a new $13 Trillion economy, and companies are experimenting with it.   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. Adidas has announced...

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Acoustic holograms that let you feel objects in mid air make a big leap forward

Acoustic holograms that let you feel objects in mid air make a big leap forward

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the real world our interactions with the virtual world are limited, after all a virtual ball in VR technically doesn’t exist, so researchers have been trying to find ways to make them “feel real.”   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future...

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Someone just built an insane 80 storey tall working 8 Bit computer in Minecraft

Someone just built an insane 80 storey tall working 8 Bit computer in Minecraft

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Frankly this is a virtual computer running in a virtual game running in the cloud so is the future virtual games running in virtual computers in virtual games in virtual computers? Argh! Paradox!?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself...

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New VR boots finally let users walk forever in virtual reality for real

New VR boots finally let users walk forever in virtual reality for real

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you’re fed up of standing in one place and waving your arms to get anywhere in VR these cyberpunk boots are for you.   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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