New X-Ray technique helps researchers discover backdoors in components faster

New X-Ray technique helps researchers discover backdoors in components faster

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Trying to find backdoors in components is hard, but this technology will also let companies reverse engineer all kinds of products easier.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch...

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Vertical farms are coming to save your perfume from climate change

Vertical farms are coming to save your perfume from climate change

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF You can grow crops sustainably in a vertical farm, or you can grow really expensive perfume ingredients with higher profit margins …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch...

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Futurist Keynote: Living Your Most Comfortable Life, IMI

Futurist Keynote: Living Your Most Comfortable Life, IMI

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Opportunities for re-invention and re-framing your business are everywhere as digitisation and new technologies let companies in all industries break out of their silos.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and...

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DeepMind’s AI can now successfully control plasma in a fusion reactor

DeepMind’s AI can now successfully control plasma in a fusion reactor

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In order to maintain fusion superheated plasma has to be held in magnetic confinement and AI’s proving to be very good at managing that.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and...

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Swiss government first to approve the use of an assisted suicide booth

Swiss government first to approve the use of an assisted suicide booth

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Sometimes people want to pass over to the next place but the law and technology doesn’t make it easy or painless for them, now there’s a literal suicide booth to help …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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New light field technology breakthrough could revolutionise AR and VR experiences

New light field technology breakthrough could revolutionise AR and VR experiences

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We still experience AR and VR worlds in an artificial way that makes it look different to the real world, this tech changes that.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and...

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Scientists are trying to control lightning with a giant laser lightning rod

Scientists are trying to control lightning with a giant laser lightning rod

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Rocket launches and other activities are affected by lightning, so if you can control it then it reduces risks.   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 team of researchers from the University...

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The worlds first mountain based solar farm is 50 percent more efficient

The worlds first mountain based solar farm is 50 percent more efficient

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When it comes to solar where you build your solar farm really makes a difference …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. So far over 1 Trillion Watts of renewables have been...

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Gravity energy storage finds a new way to solve renewable energy’s achilles heel

Gravity energy storage finds a new way to solve renewable energy’s achilles heel

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today solar panels only generate electricity when there’s sunlight, wind farms when there’s wind, so energy needs to be stored so it can be released later. Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Renewable...

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Researchers innovative nanomaterial opens the door for bulletproof shirts

Researchers innovative nanomaterial opens the door for bulletproof shirts

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our ability to engineer materials at the nano level improves we can create new materials with amazing properties.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. If you’ve ever fancied a bullet proof...

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Scientists are killing your digital twins to save your life

Scientists are killing your digital twins to save your life

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By creating a digital clone of your body doctors can try out different therapies and treatments to get them right before they apply them to you.   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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Facebook backed cryptocurrency Diem to launch later this year

Facebook backed cryptocurrency Diem to launch later this year

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Facebook’s Libra could have changed the global financial system overnight, but after regulators blocked it they’re now taking a different approach …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Facebook wanted to revolutionise...

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Climate change startups begin sucking CO2 out of the air with giant rigs

Climate change startups begin sucking CO2 out of the air with giant rigs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The accelerating build up of CO2 in the earth’s atmosphere risks creating a runaway greenhouse effect that will cook the earth, so startups are innovating solutions …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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Scientists are building the Earth’s digital twin to help solve global problems

Scientists are building the Earth’s digital twin to help solve global problems

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Once you digitise a physical object you can analyse it, model, and simulate scenarios at exponential speeds to discover more and design better solutions.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Celebrities have...

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Synthetic molecules that mimic human cells successfully lured and killed the flu virus

Synthetic molecules that mimic human cells successfully lured and killed the flu virus

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Why let pathogens attack human cells when you can con them into attacking fake ones instead?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Over the past year we’ve seen a huge ramp up...

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World Economic Forum report says machines will do 50 percent of all work by 2025

World Economic Forum report says machines will do 50 percent of all work by 2025

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Automation and autonomous technologies, which are different from one another, are getting more intelligent and sophisticated, and they’ll have a major impact on future jobs.   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 develop microstructures that can self-assemble into new materials

Researchers develop microstructures that can self-assemble into new materials

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Biological systems can change their shape, and now researchers are getting better at creating shape shifting materials of all kinds …   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 blog. A new process developed...

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Researchers new breakthrough computer chip transfers data at light speed

Researchers new breakthrough computer chip transfers data at light speed

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the world produces more information that ever before we need faster and faster systems to move it around and analyse it.   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. For years now researchers have...

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Futurist Keynote, Switzerland: Our Abundant Energy Future 2050, The Ark

Futurist Keynote, Switzerland: Our Abundant Energy Future 2050, The Ark

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF An energy revolution is underway, and exponential technologies are powering it.   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 Cedric and the team for inviting me to be this year’s keynote...

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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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