In world first human brain cells in a dish learned to play Pong faster than AI

In world first human brain cells in a dish learned to play Pong faster than AI

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Future computers and AI’s will likely be biological and organic, and this breakthrough could play a role in the future of computing in a very weird way.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about...

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Quantum sensor breakthrough reads brain activity from a distance

Quantum sensor breakthrough reads brain activity from a distance

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Quantum sensors are so sensitive they can pick up the faintest brain activity, today this will help diagnose dementia faster, tomorrow it could read your mind from across the room.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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Brain scans from a dying patient shows flash of memories in last moments of life

Brain scans from a dying patient shows flash of memories in last moments of life

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Very little is known about death itself especially people’s last moments and this accident provides fascinating insights.   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. Have you...

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This new brain implant lets blind patients see without eyes

This new brain implant lets blind patients see without eyes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Increasingly we’re able to use technology to bypass people’s eyes and let them see, and yes it’s as sci-fi as it sounds.   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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Revolutionary new brain implant zaps away clinical depression in real time

Revolutionary new brain implant zaps away clinical depression in real time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Some people who suffer from the worst forms of depression can’t shift it, but now it can be zapped away …   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 networked animal brains together to create an organic computer

Researchers networked animal brains together to create an organic computer

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF People have always said the brain is like a giant computer, and now we can network them together just like computers.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Imagine a future where computers...

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A paralysed man uses his mind to write text messages as fast as you can

A paralysed man uses his mind to write text messages as fast as you can

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Mind reading technology is advancing at a rapid rate and breakthroughs like this one are giving some patients back their freedoms.   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 man paralysed from the...

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Researchers turned fungi into computers in new breakthrough

Researchers turned fungi into computers in new breakthrough

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEFF Computing functions are more common in nature than people think – which is why the future of computing is biological …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In the future there will...

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Researchers create a cyborg rat that can be controlled with human mind control

Researchers create a cyborg rat that can be controlled with human mind control

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We are slowly unlocking the mysteries of the mind – and now we’re starting to explore the limits …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Everyone loves rats – even if they’re...

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Elon Musk’s Neuralink helps monkies play Pong with their minds

Elon Musk’s Neuralink helps monkies play Pong with their minds

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Plenty of people in the world have neurological disorders, from brain damage to paralysis, that will benefit from this technology.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In another breakthrough for Brain Machine...

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US startup unveils brain hacking earbuds that treat a range of diseases

US startup unveils brain hacking earbuds that treat a range of diseases

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As we learn more about manipulating the human brain companies are starting to find new ways to hack it to treat common diseases.   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...

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Elon Musk unveils new BMI tech that will one day let humans merge with AI

Elon Musk unveils new BMI tech that will one day let humans merge with AI

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today this tech is aimed at helping people with neurological conditions get their lives back, tomorrow it could help humans merge with AI and share hive minds …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, enjoy exclusive content, future proof yourself with XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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World first after Chinese scientists use CRISPR gene editing to erase fearful memories from rats

World first after Chinese scientists use CRISPR gene editing to erase fearful memories from rats

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Up until now it’s only been possible to modify memories using optogentics, by using gene editing scientists have changed the game.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Ah, memories, they can be some of our best assets or...

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Scientists have created artificial memories in mice for the first time

Scientists have created artificial memories in mice for the first time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As your understanding of the brain and neuroscience improves memory is increasingly looking as editable as a Microsoft Word document.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Over the past number of years I’ve reported on a wide variety...

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Neurotech breakthrough lets Russians visualise people’s thoughts

Neurotech breakthrough lets Russians visualise people’s thoughts

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to reconstruct the images people are thinking about in a lab environment is one thing, but doing it in real time using dynamic content is completely different level of complexity.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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Scientists taught birds to sing songs by implanting false memories

Scientists taught birds to sing songs by implanting false memories

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As we unlock more mysteries of the mind this is yet another stunning example of how in the future we’ll be able to manipulate the mind to learn new things. Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. You might be...

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A brain controlled exoskeleton just let a quadraplegic man walk again

A brain controlled exoskeleton just let a quadraplegic man walk again

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As brain machine interfaces improve it’s giving researchers the ability to build new revolutionary, life changing products.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A little while ago a quadriplegic man learned how to drive a car, and now...

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Cellular recorders help treat cancer by capturing the story of cells

Cellular recorders help treat cancer by capturing the story of cells

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A lot happens in our cells and when things go wrong and turn cancerous we have no way to know what happened, but cellular recorders will now give us a perfect history.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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Featured Futurist: Samsung KX50, The Future in Focus

Featured Futurist: Samsung KX50, The Future in Focus

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Predicting the future, let alone the deep future, is very difficult but that doesn’t stop people from trying, so sit back and enjoy the vision of 2069 bought by yours truly and Samsung as they celebrate their 50th anniversary and prepare for the next 50...

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Facebook’s new non-invasive brain reading tech achieves 61 percent accuracy

Facebook’s new non-invasive brain reading tech achieves 61 percent accuracy

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future what’s in your head won’t stay in your head as companies develop new, powerful Brain Machine Interface devices, and that’s good and bad.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More and connect with Matthew. Back in 2017,...

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