Tesco selects central London for it’s first walk in walk out store

Tesco selects central London for it’s first walk in walk out store

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We have had the technology to let customers walk in, grab what they want, pay, and leave without stopping at the checkout for a long time, but it’s now rolling out.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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NBCUniversal expands shoppable video advertising platform to include PayPal

NBCUniversal expands shoppable video advertising platform to include PayPal

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Companies are trying to find new ways to get you to buy things, and shoppable video is the hot new trend.   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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The future of retail could be virtual malls and shoppable video

The future of retail could be virtual malls and shoppable video

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world of retail is changing in all kinds of ways …   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. His company, Hong Kong Television Network, makes...

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This tech-style startup is replacing cotton with clothes made from algae

This tech-style startup is replacing cotton with clothes made from algae

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Growing cotton is environmentally intensive and has a large environmental footprint – algae doesn’t and it’s just as good.   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....

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With over 4,200 virtual shops Hong Kongs largest virtual mall eyes expansion

With over 4,200 virtual shops Hong Kongs largest virtual mall eyes expansion

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As we look to a future which is increasingly digital and virtual shopping and shopping malls are getting their own make overs.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Think of shopping malls...

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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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