Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra was so powerful it could have ended state control of money

Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra was so powerful it could have ended state control of money

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Who is more powerful today – Trump, Xi, or Zuckerberg? Think about it … Technology and an increasingly connected society are now making individuals more powerful than the state.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential...

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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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Samsung unveil their latest solid state battery for EV’s

Samsung unveil their latest solid state battery for EV’s

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Solid state batteries are regarded as the ultimate in battery technology and Samsung have unveiled their latest product.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Solid state batteries are the future of battery technology, which is why it’s little...

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Our Algorithmic Society, the deadly consequences of unpredictable code

Our Algorithmic Society, the deadly consequences of unpredictable code

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF With AI regulation so far behind the curve, and as our society and decision making becomes increasingly reliant on automated algorithms and not human decision making what happens when algo’s go bad?   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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Samsung unveil their incredibly life-like digital humans and creep people out

Samsung unveil their incredibly life-like digital humans and creep people out

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It is inevitable that one day, in a couple of years, you won’t know if you are speaking to a real human or a digital human – and Samsung just upped the ante.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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Samsung’s new AI codec lets users stream 8K content over crappy networks

Samsung’s new AI codec lets users stream 8K content over crappy networks

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the resolution of content increases we need to find new ways to push it across crappy networks, and that’s where new codecs come in.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. It’s official, we’ve entered the era of...

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Samsung’s impressive AI turns video into digitally rendered VR worlds

Samsung’s impressive AI turns video into digitally rendered VR worlds

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As companies try to find ways to easily render the real world into virtual worlds, this is a space that is accelerating.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Hot on the heels of Nvidia who recently released their...

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Featured Futurist: Samsung KX50, The Future in Focus

Featured Futurist: Samsung KX50, The Future in Focus

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Predicting the future, let alone the deep future, is very difficult but that doesn’t stop people from trying, so sit back and enjoy the vision of 2069 bought by yours truly and Samsung as they celebrate their 50th anniversary and prepare for the next 50...

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China solves Boltzmann Tyranny problem to create 3nm transistors

China solves Boltzmann Tyranny problem to create 3nm transistors

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As computers are embedded into everything, from wearables and clothing, to even human cells, they’ve got to get smaller – and they are.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. As transistors get ever smaller, with 7nm transistors now going...

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Samsung AI tech turns your Facebook profile photos into 3D DeepFakes

Samsung AI tech turns your Facebook profile photos into 3D DeepFakes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF You don’t have to be a celebrity any longer to be turned into a DeepFake, now noone’s safe.   Recently China unveiled the world’s first Artificial Intelligence (AI) news anchor, and Soul Machines showed off their latest and greatest “Digital Human” avatars, one of which...

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Samsung gets closer to launching its first foldable smartphone

Samsung gets closer to launching its first foldable smartphone

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As we continue to see breakthroughs in materials electronics are starting to move to the next stage of their evolution.   As smartphone fans await a trio of new phones from Samsung next week, eyes will soon be turning to what could be the Korean company’s...

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Revolutionary AI chip that replaces GPU’s hailed as the “future” by ARM’s founder

Revolutionary AI chip that replaces GPU’s hailed as the “future” by ARM’s founder

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future will be powered by AI and Machine Learning, and it could also be powered by a new type of chip, an “Intelligence Processing Unit,” which is the next evolutionary step after the GPU.   What comes after the CPU and the GPU? The...

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It’s raining cash, US startup edges closer to creating solid state “Jesus” battery

It’s raining cash, US startup edges closer to creating solid state “Jesus” battery

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Solid state batteries charge faster, , don’t catch fire, last longer and and are cheaper to make than their liquid Lithium Ion cousins, making them a game changer.   Recently technology giants like Dyson, Samsung and Total have collectively invested $65 million in Ionic Materials, a company...

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Tomorrow’s computer chips will have new challenges and new architectures

Tomorrow’s computer chips will have new challenges and new architectures

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Standardised processors that run multiple workloads, but that have to be especially optimised to run specific workloads made sense, but tomorrow’s processors will have new challenges and need a new architectural approach.   It’s over 10 years since Apple unveiled the first iPhone and since...

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Ethereum falls after rumours of new powerful ASIC emerge

Ethereum falls after rumours of new powerful ASIC emerge

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The more centralised the mining of an individual cryptocurrency becomes, especially if it leverages new, more powerful technology, the greater the impact on a cryptocurrencies value.   Rumors of a new ASIC mining  rig from Bitmain have driven Ethereum prices well below their one week high of...

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Samsung unveils their new ultra fast charging, energy dense battery

Samsung unveils their new ultra fast charging, energy dense battery

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When asked what irritates them most about their smartphones most people reply battery life, but Samsung’s latest breakthrough might mean we have to moan about something else.   All our mobile devices have been hamstrung for ages by their reliance on traditional Lithium-Ion (LiOn) batteries...

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Samsung to unveil new 11k TV’s with natural 3D effect in 2018

Samsung to unveil new 11k TV’s with natural 3D effect in 2018

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Future screen resolutions will pack so many “invisible” pixels into the screens that they will have a natural 3D effect.   Samsung has announced that it is developing a display crammed so full of pixels that it produces a 3D effect, without the need for...

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Brace yourselves AI is about to make the “Fake News!” problem a whole lot worse

Brace yourselves AI is about to make the “Fake News!” problem a whole lot worse

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We are approaching a dangerous threshold where one day, in the next few years, you won’t be able to trust what you see, or easily distinguish fake news from real news, and it could have big consequences on democracy and society.   Over the past...

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Hackers have found a new way to hack Samsung’s iris security system

Hackers have found a new way to hack Samsung’s iris security system

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Biometric security systems are awesome, until they’re hacked, and increasingly companies and individuals are finding that their latest and greatest biometric security systems are easier to hack than the password systems they replaced   Criminals know you love taking selfies, and they love your selfies...

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IBM unveils a new 5nm chip process, but 1nm looms on the horizon

IBM unveils a new 5nm chip process, but 1nm looms on the horizon

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As physical chip design starts to near its limits it is getting harder for companies to keep up with Moore’s Law but IBM’s latest announcement gives it a new shot in the arm – until that is Quantum Computing arrives.   IBM, in partnership with...

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