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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Anzu teams up with Roblox creators to bring ads to the Metaverse

Anzu teams up with Roblox creators to bring ads to the Metaverse

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There is no escaping advertising even in the Metaverse where debates about regulations and privacy will likely take years to begin …   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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Microsoft becomes the first major tech company to hold a VR keynote session

Microsoft becomes the first major tech company to hold a VR keynote session

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Virtual Reality is still a relatively nascent technology but it’s improving and being adopted faster than ever.   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. Microsoft recently...

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HTC unveil their latest “slimline” VR glasses to conquer the Metaverse

HTC unveil their latest “slimline” VR glasses to conquer the Metaverse

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF VR headsets are getting smaller and slimmer and it’s only a matter of time now before we see the first VR glasses.   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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Repairing damaged photos becomes a breeze thanks to Nvidia AI

Repairing damaged photos becomes a breeze thanks to Nvidia AI

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI is getting a lot better at creating synthetic imagery and this also means you can now easily repair your own damaged pictures.   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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New light field technology breakthrough could revolutionise AR and VR experiences

New light field technology breakthrough could revolutionise AR and VR experiences

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We still experience AR and VR worlds in an artificial way that makes it look different to the real world, this tech changes that.   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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Locked down Bruce Willis used DeepFake tech to create ads and pick up $2million

Locked down Bruce Willis used DeepFake tech to create ads and pick up $2million

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Deepfakes mean actors and celebs no longer need to travel to filming locations in order to appear in videos – is this the start of a trend?!   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about...

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How Thanos helped create Douglas, the most lifelike artificial human yet

How Thanos helped create Douglas, the most lifelike artificial human yet

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In a few years time you won’t be able to tell if you’re talking to a digital human or a real human online …   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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People are hiring out their faces as DeepFake clones for marketing

People are hiring out their faces as DeepFake clones for marketing

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Deepfake tech is getting more advanced – and now your face can launch a thousand products in entirely new ways.   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...

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MotoGP stands up the world’s first ultra-fast standalone 5G broadcasting system

MotoGP stands up the world’s first ultra-fast standalone 5G broadcasting system

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One of 5G’s major future use cases is being able to stream live events in 8k without the need for hideously expensive professional broadcast equipment.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. 5G...

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Researchers create Star Wars like holograms in the lab

Researchers create Star Wars like holograms in the lab

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Future entertainment will be in 3D, not 2D like it is today, and these researchers are turning sci-fi into sci-fact.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Almost every sci-fi technology you can...

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65 percent of all COVID disinformation came from just 12 people

65 percent of all COVID disinformation came from just 12 people

WHY THAT MATTERS IN BRIEF Disinformation in our connected digital world is its own pandemic, and it only takes a few people to sway global opinion.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. During my keynotes and sessions...

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