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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Russia becomes the worlds first country to use hypersonic weapons in war time

Russia becomes the worlds first country to use hypersonic weapons in war time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hypersonic weapons travel so fast that they make all conventional defense systems useless, and Russia is increasingly the world leader in the technology.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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QRate uses QKD quantum tech to prevent autonomous vehicles being hacked

QRate uses QKD quantum tech to prevent autonomous vehicles being hacked

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When someone hacks your connected toaster it’s a nuisance, but when someone takes control of millions of connected cars and crashes them into one another it’s a bigger problem – now there’s a solution to prevent that.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential...

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Locked down Bruce Willis used DeepFake tech to create ads and pick up $2million

Locked down Bruce Willis used DeepFake tech to create ads and pick up $2million

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Deepfakes mean actors and celebs no longer need to travel to filming locations in order to appear in videos – is this the start of a trend?!   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about...

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This 600 ton capacity Russian airship is more UFO than airship

This 600 ton capacity Russian airship is more UFO than airship

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Airships can lift huge volumes of cargo at very low cost and while they’re slow, they’re also making a comeback.   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...

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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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Japanese Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will travel to the ISS in December

Japanese Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will travel to the ISS in December

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Space is the new billionaires playground – and they’re starting to head there in droves.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Just six months after NASA announced it wants to turn the...

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First of a kind prototoype Russian TV ditches the plug to go fully wireless

First of a kind prototoype Russian TV ditches the plug to go fully wireless

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Cables of all kinds are a hassle, and this is the world’s first TV that powers itself wirelessly.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A lot has been happening in the world...

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A Russian AI graphic designer fooled clients for over a year

A Russian AI graphic designer fooled clients for over a year

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In some areas AI is now reaching human-like levels of performance, and one of those it seems is graphic design, an industry worth over $1 Trillion a year.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote,...

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Russians latest military exoskeleton controls drone swarms and survives landmines

Russians latest military exoskeleton controls drone swarms and survives landmines

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As technologies continue to mature and miniaturise we’re reaching the point where we can embed AI and compute into clothing and use our minds to control swarms of drones.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential...

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Futurist on TV: The Future is Now, RT Documentaries

Futurist on TV: The Future is Now, RT Documentaries

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future is boundless, and exponential technologies are re-inventing every culture, industry, and society at an increasingly furious rate. This is just the tip of the iceberg.   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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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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Russia’s new 200 knot “supercavitating” torpedoes leave America speechless

Russia’s new 200 knot “supercavitating” torpedoes leave America speechless

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Innovation can happen anywhere, and if you can find a way to eliminate the friction around torpedoes then they can literally fly at high speed.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently Russia became the first  military power...

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Russia becomes the first country in the world to deploy hypersonic weapons

Russia becomes the first country in the world to deploy hypersonic weapons

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Most countries are now on a tear to develop the first generation of hypersonic weapons, and Russia just became the first to deploy them in active service.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Hypersonic weapons that travel anywhere...

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Neurotech breakthrough lets Russians visualise people’s thoughts

Neurotech breakthrough lets Russians visualise people’s thoughts

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to reconstruct the images people are thinking about in a lab environment is one thing, but doing it in real time using dynamic content is completely different level of complexity.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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Russia’s Navy could be the first to field hypersonic weapons

Russia’s Navy could be the first to field hypersonic weapons

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of warfare will be autonomous and fast, and Russia could be the first to field hypersonic weapons.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The Russian Navy have announced that they will be the first to field...

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World first as astronauts 3D print beef in space

World first as astronauts 3D print beef in space

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Getting food into orbit is expensive, and most of the food is dubious anyway, but 3D printing and new technologies are giving us entirely new ways to produce food anywhere and anytime.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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First spacecraft piloted by a humanoid robot docks with ISS

First spacecraft piloted by a humanoid robot docks with ISS

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Space navigation is challenging so scientists are exploring new ways to use robots and automation to take the strain off humans.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. It’s easy to think that increasingly there are more robots in...

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Russia announces plans to temporarily disconnect itself from the global internet

Russia announces plans to temporarily disconnect itself from the global internet

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF People think of the internet as one, global network, but it’s being nationalised and splintering.   Many people think that the internet is one thing, one “amorphous system” that crosses borders, and is, in essence, the digital fabric that unites the world. But, as China...

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Russian researchers used a common inkjet printer to print advanced Nano-Sensors

Russian researchers used a common inkjet printer to print advanced Nano-Sensors

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As we develop more nanoscale things we need to be able to keep track of them and monitor them and now we have an inexpensive way to achieve that.   Researchers from ITMO University in Russia have created a new type of optical Nano-Sensor that...

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