Researchers discovered a way to extract energy from black holes

Researchers discovered a way to extract energy from black holes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Energy is everywhere, even in a Black Hole, but as with all energy systems the challenge is finding a way to get access to it.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Today...

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Rocket fuel making algae farms on Mars could bring future colonists back home

Rocket fuel making algae farms on Mars could bring future colonists back home

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It’s difficult to make rocket fuel on a planet far far away, but this technology might make it a snap.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. One of the most common but...

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Saudi Arabia reveal plans for a 100 mile long car free city called “The Line”

Saudi Arabia reveal plans for a 100 mile long car free city called “The Line”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The Line is a revolution in city building, designed from a blank slate with the future in mind it does away with alot of the problems that beset modern cities.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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California utility finds a novel way to bring hydrogen energy to the masses fast

California utility finds a novel way to bring hydrogen energy to the masses fast

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hydrogen has more than ten times the energy density of lithium Ion batteries, zero emissions, and nothing to recycle, but distributing it has been an issue until now.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote,...

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Giant 40 storey tall wind turbines are coming to power America’s east coast

Giant 40 storey tall wind turbines are coming to power America’s east coast

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The larger the wind turbines the more electricity they generate and the cheaper they do it – making renewables even more affordable.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Renewable energy is now...

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Research breakthrough shows Cold Fusion could be possible after all

Research breakthrough shows Cold Fusion could be possible after all

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Cold fusion is science fiction, but a new breakthrough could edge it from being theoretical to possible.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. One of Google’s odder bets over the years was...

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Fossil fuels running out of gas as renewable energy becomes the world’s cheapest energy

Fossil fuels running out of gas as renewable energy becomes the world’s cheapest energy

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The cost of generating electricity from renewable energy sources is approaching zero, and fossil fuels can’t compete as they face elimination from the global energy mix.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, 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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Physicists built a circuit that generates limitless clean energy from Graphene

Physicists built a circuit that generates limitless clean energy from Graphene

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Despite energy seeming scare our planet is swamped with it – but until recently getting easy access to all this energy has been difficult.   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. The...

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Researchers use light to re-charge pacemakers for first time

Researchers use light to re-charge pacemakers for first time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When the battery in your implanted medical devices runs out you run to the hospital for emergency surgery to change it – no more.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our FREE XPotential Community, enjoy exclusive content, future proof yourself with XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. We’ve heard...

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Transparent solar panels smash records again to turn skyscrapers into power stations

Transparent solar panels smash records again to turn skyscrapers into power stations

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The Earth is bathed in energy, and reversing climate change relies on us being able to capture and use it sustainably.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, enjoy exclusive content, future proof yourself with XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Let’s face it, what are windows...

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Australian government backs renewables and unveils plans to export sunshine to Asia

Australian government backs renewables and unveils plans to export sunshine to Asia

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the global energy grids are connected together it becomes increasingly realistic for countries to run their entire economies on renewable energy.   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 of energy is...

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Futurist Keynote, Switzerland: Our Abundant Energy Future 2050, The Ark

Futurist Keynote, Switzerland: Our Abundant Energy Future 2050, The Ark

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF An energy revolution is underway, and exponential technologies are powering it.   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 Cedric and the team for inviting me to be this year’s keynote...

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Staggering solar cell breakthrough converts light to electricity with 132 percent efficiency

Staggering solar cell breakthrough converts light to electricity with 132 percent efficiency

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world needs to decarbonise the atmosphere and dramatically reduce carbon emissions, and innovations are coming thick and fast.   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. Today’s solar panels are a measly...

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NZ trials world’s first long range commercial wireless power transmission system

NZ trials world’s first long range commercial wireless power transmission system

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you want to connect remote communities to the electrical grid you can build expensive electricity pylons and bury cables, or now just stick up a cheap transmitter tower …   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from...

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Common element combinations could replace rare Earth metals in electronics

Common element combinations could replace rare Earth metals in electronics

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Rare Earth metals are expensive, rare, and increasingly being used as a political pawn, so what if we didn’t need them any longer?   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In the recent China-US trade war so called Rare Earth...

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GE to use 3D printing to build the world’s biggest and most powerful wind turbines

GE to use 3D printing to build the world’s biggest and most powerful wind turbines

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The size of wind turbines are limited by the width of the roads they’re transported on, but now GE is paving the way for wind turbines that are truly massive.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Renewable energy installations...

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US military starts testing solar cells in orbit that beam electricity back to Earth

US military starts testing solar cells in orbit that beam electricity back to Earth

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to capture solar energy in space and beam it back down to Earth is much more efficient than capturing it on Earth, now the tech is being tested.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from...

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Next generation solar cells harvest indoor lighting to power all your gadgets

Next generation solar cells harvest indoor lighting to power all your gadgets

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We’re all trying to help save the planet, but all our gadgets and children’s toys are addicted to batteries, these new solar cells are here to change that.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. We hear a lot...

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US researchers 3D printed mini nuclear reactors, complete with nuclear cores, in a lab

US researchers 3D printed mini nuclear reactors, complete with nuclear cores, in a lab

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The way we make nuclear reactors hasn’t really changed in decades, but now 3D printed nuclear reactors made in labs are on the verge of changing everything.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recent technology developments means we...

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