Featured Futurist: When tech goes shopping, Kaspersky

Featured Futurist: When tech goes shopping, Kaspersky

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF What happens when your customers are robots? And automated? And autonomous? Let’s discuss …   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 Dan at Kaspersky for asking me to contribute...

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MIT’s newest material contains sensors and a neural network

MIT’s newest material contains sensors and a neural network

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As technology gets smaller it’s going to help us transform everything around us in new ways …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Materials have always been a physical thing. But that’s...

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Oros’ latest clothing line uses aerogel to protect you from -321F cold

Oros’ latest clothing line uses aerogel to protect you from -321F cold

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New materials are the key to unlocking many of tomorrow’s futuristic products and technologies and this isa just one example …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently I showed off how...

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has kept the same message to Wall Street for 22 years

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has kept the same message to Wall Street for 22 years

WHY THIS MATTER IN BRIEF In a time when most companies focus on the short term at the expense of the long term Bezos’ focus on the future shows what you can accomplish if you shun the status quo.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof...

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Australian designer uses 3D printing and AI to create amazing butterfly inspired fashion line

Australian designer uses 3D printing and AI to create amazing butterfly inspired fashion line

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing is helping the fashion industry re-invent itself and fashion 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. 3D printed clothes are starting to get fashionable, and hot on the heels of one...

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Slowly but surely AI is helping eliminate the need for animal testing

Slowly but surely AI is helping eliminate the need for animal testing

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Animal testing is controversial, on the one hand it helps get drugs to market and on the other kills and harms millions of animals, but AI be a solution.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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Amazon’s AI reassigns workers to prevent injuries in bid to create a better workplace

Amazon’s AI reassigns workers to prevent injuries in bid to create a better workplace

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI might be becoming a Big Brother that’s hiring, managing, and firing workers, but it has health benefits in the workplace too …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Artificial Intelligence (AI)...

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MIT’s smart clothes measure your body’s movements more accurately than ever

MIT’s smart clothes measure your body’s movements more accurately than ever

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Clothes will eventually become smart and be able to measure, monitor, and analyse everything from your movements and respiration rates to your biochemistry, this is another step in that direction.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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Body morphing clothing powered by ancient bacteria helps you exercise harder

Body morphing clothing powered by ancient bacteria helps you exercise harder

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Nature has lots of tricks up its proverbial sleeve, and now we can use it to cool your sleeves in new ways …   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 is...

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Walmart will start using fully autonomous trucks to make deliveries this year

Walmart will start using fully autonomous trucks to make deliveries this year

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Even though the technology has been around for a few years now its taken companies a while to roll the technology out in anger.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Walmart, who...

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Zoox unveils what could be Amazon’s first robo-taxi

Zoox unveils what could be Amazon’s first robo-taxi

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Amazon has a reputation of being a pioneer, and soon they could be the first company to roll out autonomous delivery vehicles en masse.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. It seems...

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Featured Futurist: Preparing for the Future, Carphone Warehouse

Featured Futurist: Preparing for the Future, Carphone Warehouse

WHY THIS MATTER The rate of global change is accelerating and as the future unfurls in front of our eyes countries led by aspirational leaders are positioning themselves to lead it.   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...

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Cornell’s AI uses vibrations to instantly turn your dumb home into a smart home

Cornell’s AI uses vibrations to instantly turn your dumb home into a smart home

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Old home appliances can’t be turned into smart ones cheaply or easily without being replaced, but this new AI uses a new trick to turn your dumb home into a smart one.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our FREE XPotential Community, enjoy exclusive content, future proof...

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Printed flexible electronics bring smarter smart clothes closer to reality

Printed flexible electronics bring smarter smart clothes closer to reality

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Smaller and more flexible electronics and computer components will help us create even more intelligent smart clothes that can monitor our wellbeing in immense depth and detail.   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....

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Futurist Keynote, South Africa: The Future of Retail, Cow Hills

Futurist Keynote, South Africa: The Future of Retail, Cow Hills

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Retailers have already experienced one major disruption, and now they’re about to experience another and most aren’t prepared.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our free XPotential Community, enjoy premium content, futureproof yourself with XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Firstly, thank you to Carlos and the team at...

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KFC embraces future of food, inks deal to sell 3D printed chicken nuggets

KFC embraces future of food, inks deal to sell 3D printed chicken nuggets

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The meat you eat has to be raised, slaughtered, and then transported, but now you can buy real meat that never travelled a mile and never lived …   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Amazon and Ocado are growing...

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Nanotech helps chocolatiers create rainbow chocolates and give artificial colourings the boot

Nanotech helps chocolatiers create rainbow chocolates and give artificial colourings the boot

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Foods contain all kinds of harmful or questionable artificial colourings, by using this new manufacturing method those can all be eliminated.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. To date there have been all kinds of developments when it comes...

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Online grocer Ocado invests £17m to bring robot run vertical farms to the world

Online grocer Ocado invests £17m to bring robot run vertical farms to the world

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The way we grow crops today is inefficient, and vertical farms offer companies a new way to grow organic crops en masse without ruining the planet.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. I’ve been talking about new ways to...

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Robot Baristas help coffee shops limit the spread of Covid-19 as lockdowns ease

Robot Baristas help coffee shops limit the spread of Covid-19 as lockdowns ease

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Covid-19 has been a big boost for robots, and now they’re taking over coffee shops.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The current Coronavirus pandemic, Covid-19, has been a boon for the rapid testing and development of a...

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Researchers say this AI can judge your personality from selfies alone

Researchers say this AI can judge your personality from selfies alone

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today lots of things are based on companies ability to assess your circumstances and personality, and now they have a new tool to play with.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Being able to judge a persons personality...

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