3D printed solid state batteries are getting closer to production

3D printed solid state batteries are getting closer to production

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Solid state batteries are seen by most people as the “Batteries of the Future” and they’re getting better, bigger, and denser …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Lithium-ion (LiON) batteries recently...

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Living pharmacies within our bodies could help cure jet lag and disease

Living pharmacies within our bodies could help cure jet lag and disease

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today we make drugs in factories and then inject and pop them when we need to – but what if our bodies could make those drugs in vivo at the first sign of disease?     Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future...

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MIT’s newest material contains sensors and a neural network

MIT’s newest material contains sensors and a neural network

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As technology gets smaller it’s going to help us transform everything around us 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. Materials have always been a physical thing. But that’s...

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MIT and Harvard scientists develop a face mask that detects COVID-19 in the air

MIT and Harvard scientists develop a face mask that detects COVID-19 in the air

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Were you exposed to the COVID-19 virus when you were out and about? Now you can find out …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A little while ago I wrote about...

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Researchers innovative nanomaterial opens the door for bulletproof shirts

Researchers innovative nanomaterial opens the door for bulletproof shirts

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our ability to engineer materials at the nano level improves we can create new materials with amazing properties.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. If you’ve ever fancied a bullet proof...

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Federal Reserve’s Digital Dollar initiative has Wall Street panicking

Federal Reserve’s Digital Dollar initiative has Wall Street panicking

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A CBDC, a government digital currency, could cut the banking middle men, and that’s freaking some of them out.   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 financial services industry, braced for what...

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MIT’s smart clothes measure your body’s movements more accurately than ever

MIT’s smart clothes measure your body’s movements more accurately than ever

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Clothes will eventually become smart and be able to measure, monitor, and analyse everything from your movements and respiration rates to your biochemistry, this is another step in that direction.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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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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