AI recreates hyper realistic human faces by reading people’s minds

AI recreates hyper realistic human faces by reading people’s minds

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A few years ago this technology was “alright” and now it’s “good.” Next comes great and that will be revolutionary. 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....

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Unilevers first 3D printed metamaterial chocolates take eating to a whole new level

Unilevers first 3D printed metamaterial chocolates take eating to a whole new level

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New technologies and materials are transforming all our foods and our eating experiences, and this is just another example of how.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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Europe pushes Solar Fuels to help it end its reliance on Russian oil

Europe pushes Solar Fuels to help it end its reliance on Russian oil

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Traditionally fossil fuels were made from dead dinosaurs, today though they can be made from Sunshine and are more environmentally friendly.   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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Researchers have created an AI universal translator for pigs

Researchers have created an AI universal translator for pigs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Animal noises are just another language, so researchers are now using AI to create the equivalent of a Doctor Doolittle app that can understand 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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Silicon based quantum computing surpasses 99 percent accuracy for the first time

Silicon based quantum computing surpasses 99 percent accuracy for the first time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Most quantum computers are big but not accurate, the holy grail for the industry are systems that are both.   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....

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UK’s National Grid in talks to create an energy island in the North Sea

UK’s National Grid in talks to create an energy island in the North Sea

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Energy islands can accelerate the world’s transition to renewable energy and decrease renewable energy costs by at least 10%.   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....

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Innovative Ocean Battery stores renewable energy at the bottom of the deep sea

Innovative Ocean Battery stores renewable energy at the bottom of the deep sea

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Sometimes energy generated by offshore wind farms is hard to store or transfer, this is a neat solution to that problem and new energy tankers can then collect the energy at their leisure.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself...

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Price to bury carbon nears tipping point as cost of emissions soar

Price to bury carbon nears tipping point as cost of emissions soar

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When it becomes cheaper to conserve than pollute you’ll be amazed how fast companies change their habits.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Let’s face it if you want to change something...

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Futurist Virtual Keynote, Netherlands: Bank 4.0 The Future of Banking, NN Group

Futurist Virtual Keynote, Netherlands: Bank 4.0 The Future of Banking, NN Group

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Banks have the opportunity to re-invent themselves for the modern era and re-vitalise their relationships with customers, but will they?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Firstly, thank you to Robert-Jan and...

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Scientists get closer to creating synthetic cells that can replicate themselves

Scientists get closer to creating synthetic cells that can replicate themselves

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our grasp of synthetic biology improves we’re nearing the point where we can create completely synthetic, unnatural cells not found anywhere in nature, and get them to replicate.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. It’s one thing...

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This AI detects art forgeries by analysing artists brushstrokes

This AI detects art forgeries by analysing artists brushstrokes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Forging art has always been a popular past time, and now there’s a new tool in town to catch forgers in the act.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. All around the world the trade in art, both...

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Simple paper blood test diagnoses disease faster and cheaper

Simple paper blood test diagnoses disease faster and cheaper

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Not everyone has access to a lab that can process blood tests, so this breakthrough will help people in developing nations diagnose disease faster.   Dutch and Japanese scientists have developed an inexpensive new paper-based blood test kit that quickly determines if patients have infectious...

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Second hand electric vehicle batteries help Engie accelerate renewable energy uptake

Second hand electric vehicle batteries help Engie accelerate renewable energy uptake

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Renewable energy is clean and green, but when the sun goes down and the wind drops energy output falls, which means sustainable renewable energy needs grid scale battery storage to support it.   Multinational energy utility Engie has launched a new grid connected storage project...

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Wireless charging, the next frontier for electric vehicles gains traction

Wireless charging, the next frontier for electric vehicles gains traction

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Just as countries are starting to get used to the idea of rolling out fixed electric vehicle charging stations a new technology is emerging on the scene that could quickly render them obsolete.   Just as we are beginning to get used to the idea...

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Breakthrough in 3D printing with bacteria could revolutionise global manufacturing

Breakthrough in 3D printing with bacteria could revolutionise global manufacturing

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In many ways bacteria are nature’s factories, and with a bit of genetic tweaking they can be seconded to help print revolutionary new drugs, materials and products   A team of researchers at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have pioneered an inexpensive method for...

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World first as scientists turn your DNA into a disease fighting computer

World first as scientists turn your DNA into a disease fighting computer

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world’s first DNA computer just broke cover, and it could revolutionise healthcare by detecting disease the instant it appears and helping turn bacteria into complex, disease fighting drugs factories.   In the past we were told that we were made up of DNA, but...

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Promising anti-aging treatment that extends lifespans by a third heads for human trials

Promising anti-aging treatment that extends lifespans by a third heads for human trials

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Anti-aging research has been going through a renaissance over the past few years, and now scientists plan on starting the first human trials.   Over the past few years there has been more investment, and more interest in anti-ageing technologies, and while some scientists have...

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Scientists smash the amount of information a photon can carry

Scientists smash the amount of information a photon can carry

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The more information a photon can carry the sooner we can create quantum communications systems that are immune from hackers and eavesdropping.   Single photons are ideally suited for sending information in digital form because they can be used to encode 0 and 1’s. As a result it is easy...

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Scientists discover a way to 3D print bone on the fly

Scientists discover a way to 3D print bone on the fly

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Doctors will be able to treat people with broken, or missing bones faster than ever before.   If you shatter a bone in the future, a 3D printer and some special ink could be your best medicine. Researchers have created what they call “hyperelastic bone”...

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HIV defeats revolutionary gene editing technology CRISPR

HIV defeats revolutionary gene editing technology CRISPR

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Questions are appearing over CRISPR’s ability to cure HIV.   HIV can defeat efforts to cripple it with CRISPR gene editing technology, researchers say and furthermore the very act of editing which involves snipping at the virus’s genome may actually introduce mutations that help it to...

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