Harvard invents self-healing rubber to nail your tyre’s puncture problems

Harvard invents self-healing rubber to nail your tyre’s puncture problems

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF While this is one example of how self-healing materials will be useful there are millions more use cases.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. If the world is free of flat tires a couple decades from now, you...

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McLaren reveal their extreme 2050 shape shifting F1 race car concept

McLaren reveal their extreme 2050 shape shifting F1 race car concept

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF While even the best and brightest minds can try to imagine life thirty years in the future the likelihood is that what’s possible will make even today’s grandest concepts rather tame.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. McLaren...

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Formula E’s new E-Sports “ghosting” app lets gamers race real drivers in real time

Formula E’s new E-Sports “ghosting” app lets gamers race real drivers in real time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As physical and digital worlds merge in the future we’ll see more people playing in real time against professional sports men and women in virtual worlds.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Last year I wrote about the...

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Featured Futurist: Stuff Magazine, The Virtual Sporting Life

Featured Futurist: Stuff Magazine, The Virtual Sporting Life

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of E-Sports will blow your mind and you’d be surprised at the things you can do from the comfort of your own living room.   Firstly, thank you to James and the team for inviting me to be Stuff magazine’s new  monthly columnist...

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Former Go world champion retires after declaring “AI is invincible”

Former Go world champion retires after declaring “AI is invincible”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It is inevitable that AI and robotics will continue to automate more human jobs and tasks, and society has to have answers and solutions for what’s coming.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. “Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation...

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New machine vision system lets gym users ditch the wearables

New machine vision system lets gym users ditch the wearables

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As we see advances in AI and machine vision in the future you won’t need a wearable to improve, monitor or measure your workouts, all you’ll need is a camera.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Interesting things...

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Futurist Keynote, France: The Future of Sport, Decathlon

Futurist Keynote, France: The Future of Sport, Decathlon

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Sport is amazingly powerful, it transcends national politics, and its benefits on our mental and physical well being are well documented, so let’s take a look at what the future holds.   It was with great delight that I was asked to be the keynote...

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Vodafone combines 5G and haptics to let rugby players 100 miles apart tackle each other

Vodafone combines 5G and haptics to let rugby players 100 miles apart tackle each other

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF This is just one example of how 5G will let us work and play in new ways, and it’s just the beginning.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Vodafone showed off several demos of its new 5G network...

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Steppingstone’s electromagnetic floor lets VR users walk real miles in their own rooms

Steppingstone’s electromagnetic floor lets VR users walk real miles in their own rooms

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One of the biggest problems with VR is that if you want to walk from A to Z you soon hit the walls of your living room, but now you can walk forever without ever leaving your room.   Interested in the future and want...

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New 3D printed material heals itself after being cut in half

New 3D printed material heals itself after being cut in half

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF This is one of the first combinations of 3D Printing and Self-Healing materials, and it’s how many materials could be made in the future.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore More. Recently teams of researchers showed off their self-healing computer...

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Nike’s new 3D printed kicks get set to revolutionise retail

Nike’s new 3D printed kicks get set to revolutionise retail

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Retail will soon be going through another disruption, one where personalised products are made on demand in the back of stores, and the sportswear industry are leading the charge.   We’re facing a retail revolution, another one, and this time it’s not e-commerce, one where...

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This is the world’s first 3D printed carbon fiber bike

This is the world’s first 3D printed carbon fiber bike

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Carbon fiber’s light weight and superior strength make it idea for many applications, but up until now it’s been expensive and very difficult to work with to create products, that’s all about to change.   Modern carbon fibre bikes, stiffer and stronger than their metal...

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Under Armour’s new clothes help heal your body while sleeping

Under Armour’s new clothes help heal your body while sleeping

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As we develop new materials, and find new ways to use them for our benefit, one day in the future we’ll suddenly discover that clothes can do much more than clothe us.   Could the right clothes, in this case pyjamas, help athletes, and the...

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Nike unveils its futuristic running track

Nike unveils its futuristic running track

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Anything that makes exercise more entertaining and engaging has to be applauded, and nike’s latest innovation is a great example of fun and function.   Nike has constructed a pop-up arena track in the middle of Manila that it’s calling the “world’s first LED running track,” that has...

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Adidas unveils their first 3D printed mass market sneaker

Adidas unveils their first 3D printed mass market sneaker

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing will usher in a new era of on demand, personalised clothing that will revolutionise products, supply chains, and companies.   Adidas, who recently made a sneaker from recycled ocean plastic, and other clothing manufacturers have been experimenting with new ways to manufacture their...

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These new Adidas trainers are made entirely from up-cycled ocean plastic

These new Adidas trainers are made entirely from up-cycled ocean plastic

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Soon there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans, but hopefully up-cycling ocean plastic can reverse that trend and that’ll be good news for everyone.   By 2050 it’s estimated that there will be more plastic than fish in the sea, and that...

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Oracle’s America’s Cup yacht will never sail, because it flies

Oracle’s America’s Cup yacht will never sail, because it flies

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today’s ultra expensive racing yachts don’t float, they fly, and this years America’s cup could see the first time a boats’ hull never hits the water   As far as sporting trophies go, it’s hard to find any older than the America’s Cup. Sailing teams have...

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Under Armour’s new trainers are inspired by nature, designed by an AI and 3D printed

Under Armour’s new trainers are inspired by nature, designed by an AI and 3D printed

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The rise of a new breed of creative machines is helping companies design and iterate new products at an accelerating rate, couple these together with new manufacturing techniques and we’ll soon be on the cusp of another manufacturing revolution.   The next pair of trainers...

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This scuba mask concept lets divers swim without tanks

This scuba mask concept lets divers swim without tanks

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New nanomaterials that can filter and separate out a wide variety of chemicals, organic materials and particulates have many uses, from filtering pollutants from seawater to filtering bacteria from blood.   South Korean designer Jeabyun Yeon has unveiled his new concept of a scuba mask...

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Scientists use defects to create a new programmable material

Scientists use defects to create a new programmable material

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Programmable materials are a new class of revolutionary materials that can be manufactured once and then programmed to alter their properties and shape on demand to suit a limitless number of use cases. New research by a team at Purdue University has shown that honeycomb...

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