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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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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Bank of England jumps on the central bank digital currency bandwagon

Bank of England jumps on the central bank digital currency bandwagon

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A digital national currency would help the unbanked, save governments money, and give them unprecedented real time insights into their economies.   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 several central banks race...

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This ferret died 33 years ago and scientists bought it back to life

This ferret died 33 years ago and scientists bought it back to life

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Our ability to clone and de-extinct complex organisms and animals is getting better – and one day humans will be next.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Like most of us you...

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China says its new digital currency will be an insurance policy in case tech giants fail

China says its new digital currency will be an insurance policy in case tech giants fail

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Tech giants are increasingly powerful and interwoven with society, and the Chinese government is making contingency plans in case they fail.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. China has been at the...

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DARPA looks for new ways to decouple legacy code from hardware

DARPA looks for new ways to decouple legacy code from hardware

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Legacy code is the bane of many older organisations existence and it’s hard to modernise, upgrade, and secure, so DARPA wants to change the paradigm.   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...

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