The US Digital Dollar Project finally gets a sandbox launch

The US Digital Dollar Project finally gets a sandbox launch

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future your country’s cash could be digital, a game changer that would allow real time economic monitoring and much more.   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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An AI backed party in Denmark is running for election in 2023

An AI backed party in Denmark is running for election in 2023

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI is already used by mainstream political parties to formulate policies and insights, but it’s also increasingly being used to create new AI political leaders and ministers.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about...

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Dubai plans on becoming the world’s third metaverse city

Dubai plans on becoming the world’s third metaverse city

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Countries are increasingly thinking about creating digital twins of their cities so they can better analyse data about them and also put them in the metaverse to improve services and revenue.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future...

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Barbados opens the world’s first recognised sovereign embassy in the metaverse

Barbados opens the world’s first recognised sovereign embassy in the metaverse

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Asides from establishing leadership in the metaverse opening the first official metaverse embassy sends a powerful message about the future of so called “Technology Diplomacy.”   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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The UK is running the biggest four day work week trial ever

The UK is running the biggest four day work week trial ever

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF For a long time now people have focused too much on how long you work rather than your actual productivity, so new trials are testing old theories.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about...

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Dubai’s virtual asset regulator is the world’s first to create an HQ in the Metaverse

Dubai’s virtual asset regulator is the world’s first to create an HQ in the Metaverse

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Regulators are often way behind the curve when it comes to learning about new technologies and innovations, and the risks involved, but Dubai’s VARA is bucking the trend.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read...

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China’s new digital currency comes with an expiry date for better and worse

China’s new digital currency comes with an expiry date for better and worse

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As we enter the era of digital programmable money China has now started introducing money that expires, and it can be used to stimulate the economy or just make activists pennyless …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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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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The UK Government creates one government login to rule them all

The UK Government creates one government login to rule them all

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you want to surveil, or serve, a society better as a government the best way to do that is to join all your systems together.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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Coup prediction algorithms are here to save and wreck democracy

Coup prediction algorithms are here to save and wreck democracy

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to predict peoples behaviours before they occur can be useful, but it can also be dangerous if they’re in the wrong governments hands.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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Australia’s central bank is sceptical on a digital currency, but signals that could change

Australia’s central bank is sceptical on a digital currency, but signals that could change

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Countries are creating their own digital currencies to replace their traditional ones, but some are still unsure …   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. As...

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Ukraine jumps onboard the crypto and NFT express to fund its war effort

Ukraine jumps onboard the crypto and NFT express to fund its war effort

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New technologies and trends are helping everyone from startups to the military fund things and get dividends in new ways that simply weren’t possible in some cases just five years ago.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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Miami appoint world’s first Chief Heat Officer to protect the city from extreme heat

Miami appoint world’s first Chief Heat Officer to protect the city from extreme heat

WHY THIS MATTER As climate change accelerates and cities heat up more people are dying from heat exhaustion than ever before, and cities need a plan to cope with what’s coming …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about...

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Miami becomes the first city to mine crypto and give citizens dividends

Miami becomes the first city to mine crypto and give citizens dividends

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The new world gives us new ways to earn money, and now in some cases some cities and governments are wondering if crypto mining can help them eliminate taxes.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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New survey says central banks are lining up to create CBDCs but not on the blockchain

New survey says central banks are lining up to create CBDCs but not on the blockchain

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF While blockchain is the technology of the decade, alongside a few others, central banks don’t appear to be fans of 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,...

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Seoul to become the world’s first Metaverse city

Seoul to become the world’s first Metaverse city

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The Metaverse and Virtual Reality can help people connect in new ways and improve people’s access to various services and locations like never before.   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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Google DeepMind is teaching AI to play Diplomacy before taking on the real thing

Google DeepMind is teaching AI to play Diplomacy before taking on the real thing

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI might be getting alot better at strategy, but sometimes diplomacy is called for and that’s a skill that AI has yet to master …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Now...

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The future of power is transcontinental supergrids that connect the world’s energy supplies

The future of power is transcontinental supergrids that connect the world’s energy supplies

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today if you generate electricity in one part of the world you can’t transport it to any other place in the world – supergrids are a paradigm shift.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote,...

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French central bank successfully completes first test of their sovereign digital currency

French central bank successfully completes first test of their sovereign digital currency

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF National fiat currencies will all one day be digital, and the move’s already starting …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. France’s central bank has announced it successfully completed a pilot transaction...

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The Maldives Government announces plans to build the world’s first ocean city

The Maldives Government announces plans to build the world’s first ocean city

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Climate change and rising sea levels will displace billions of people, and the Maldives government is preparing itself …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As sea levels rise thanks to climate...

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