Futuristic Spinach can send you emails about climate change, life, and stuff

Futuristic Spinach can send you emails about climate change, life, and stuff

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Plants are getting more super powers than ever before and it’s all thanks to new tech and weird scientists …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Over the past couple of years...

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Body morphing clothing powered by ancient bacteria helps you exercise harder

Body morphing clothing powered by ancient bacteria helps you exercise harder

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Nature has lots of tricks up its proverbial sleeve, and now we can use it to cool your sleeves 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. The world is...

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This genetic kill switch prevents genetically modified organisms from escaping

This genetic kill switch prevents genetically modified organisms from escaping

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Genetically modifying organisms is easier than ever before, but controlling how those organisms behave or spread is a major problem still.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Genetically modified organisms, as well...

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500 hackers spent three months trying to hack a radical new computer chip and failed

500 hackers spent three months trying to hack a radical new computer chip and failed

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Cyber attacks will only get bigger and bolder and today’s technologies can’t stop them. The MORPHEUS computer chip is a radical new solution that so far hasn’t been hacked.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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MIT’s lab grown wood and plants take aim at traditional farming and forestry

MIT’s lab grown wood and plants take aim at traditional farming and forestry

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Agriculture and forestry account for over 20 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions, but what if you could grow only the parts of the plant you want in a lab like lab made meats using no chemicals and without any of the waste?   Love...

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Researchers used a worm brained AI with just 19 neurons to control a self-driving car

Researchers used a worm brained AI with just 19 neurons to control a self-driving car

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today’s neural networks are getting enormous and complex, this is the smallest ever example of a neural network that managed to control a self-driving vehicle.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Artificial...

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Race to contain COVID-19 sees researchers use AI to predict future deadly mutations

Race to contain COVID-19 sees researchers use AI to predict future deadly mutations

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The global pandemic has caused unimaginable havoc but as Sars-Cov-2 mutates there are fears vaccines won’t be effective so researchers are trying to stay two steps ahead of the virus to prevent that from happening.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future...

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USAF experiments with neurotraining to cut pilot training times in half

USAF experiments with neurotraining to cut pilot training times in half

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Training soldiers and individuals faster gives countries an advantage in business and on the battlefield, and they’re using sci-fi like neuro-tech to realise substantial gains.   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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Virus based molecular assembler helps researchers build next gen batteries

Virus based molecular assembler helps researchers build next gen batteries

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Nature is fantastic at assembling, well, everything, so scientists are trying to harness nature’s smallest “life forms” to try to create the first molecular assemblers.   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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MIT computing breakthrough will put a human brain in your pocket

MIT computing breakthrough will put a human brain in your pocket

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New computing platforms are getting closer than ever before to being able to pack the power of an entire human brain into a tiny computer chip.   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...

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OpenAI’s GPT-3 moves us closer to realising computers that write their own code

OpenAI’s GPT-3 moves us closer to realising computers that write their own code

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF GPT-3 is a revolutionary new natural language model that has many uses, including writing code.   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. When OpenAI first published a paper on their new language...

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Re-igniting Moore’s Law, MIT’s radical Carbon Nanotube computer leaps from lab to factory

Re-igniting Moore’s Law, MIT’s radical Carbon Nanotube computer leaps from lab to factory

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Moore’s Law is tapping out, and that’s a big problem for the future of computing, but this latest breakthrough could kick start it again.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A little while ago I reported how MIT...

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Scientists are developing a face mask that lights up if it detects Covid-19

Scientists are developing a face mask that lights up if it detects Covid-19

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Detecting the presence of Coronavirus is difficult, this makes it as easy as strapping on a basic face mask.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Coronavirus, Covid-19, is having a devastating impact on people and one of the...

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MIT invents a cryptographic “Tag of Everything” to defeat counterfeiters

MIT invents a cryptographic “Tag of Everything” to defeat counterfeiters

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As it gets easier to produce products of every kind, from parts for nuclear submarines to medicines, we need a way to guarantee the authenticity of our products.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently a team in...

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Toyota used AI to supercharge EV battery development and saved years of effort

Toyota used AI to supercharge EV battery development and saved years of effort

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI can try millions of different chemical permutations a day, and dramatically accelerate product development.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Scientists and researchers around the world are increasingly turning to Artificial Intelligence (AI)and so called Robo-Scientists to...

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A revolutionary AI built by MIT just discovered a new powerful antibiotic drug

A revolutionary AI built by MIT just discovered a new powerful antibiotic drug

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The anti-biotic crisis means that we need new approaches to finding and developing new anti-biotics, and AI has just proven itself to be a powerful new weapon in that fight.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. So called...

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MIT researchers can now use lasers to look at your insides from a distance

MIT researchers can now use lasers to look at your insides from a distance

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF On the one hand a technology like this can replace ultrasound one day, but on the other there are likely to be serious privacy implications.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Ultrasound has seen a number of improvements...

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Scientists have managed to clone photons using quantum dots

Scientists have managed to clone photons using quantum dots

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to clone photons opens up new possibilities when it comes to quantum computing and quantum internet, but could also help hackers hack these systems.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In the global quest to develop...

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MIT invented a computer circuit that works by using magnetism not electricity

MIT invented a computer circuit that works by using magnetism not electricity

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Computer circuits that don’t use electricity or generate heat will help us create a wide range of new computers and devices.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Researchers at MIT in the US have developed the first in...

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An AI built to generate “Fake News” is now helping detect it

An AI built to generate “Fake News” is now helping detect it

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future we won’t be able to believe everything we see or read, irrespective what the content is, so we need new ways to separate truth from fiction.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In February OpenAI,...

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