5G and Smart City sensor networks could give autonomous vehicles collective perception

5G and Smart City sensor networks could give autonomous vehicles collective perception

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Vehicles and other city infrastructure could share information about their environments and end up with collective perception to make the streets safer.   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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If satellites can withstand 10,000G then Spintronics can fling them into space

If satellites can withstand 10,000G then Spintronics can fling them into space

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Why use rockets to get stuff into space when you can literally fling it out of a centrifuge?!   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. For...

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Michigan to build America’s first wireless electric vehicle charging road

Michigan to build America’s first wireless electric vehicle charging road

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future EV’s will be wirelessly charged, and might not even need batteries.   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. Michigan was one of the...

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UK’s Heathrow airport to start operating flying taxis from 2025

UK’s Heathrow airport to start operating flying taxis from 2025

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Flying is always the fastest way to go – and flying taxis are now literally starting to take off.   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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Volvo uses the world’s first green steel to make itself a dump truck

Volvo uses the world’s first green steel to make itself a dump truck

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Heavy industry accounts for 7% of all greenhouse gas emissions, and now the industry’s going zero emissions.   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. The world’s...

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To hit 20 million cars a year Tesla bets the farm on a monster 12,000 ton Gigapress

To hit 20 million cars a year Tesla bets the farm on a monster 12,000 ton Gigapress

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Tesla wants to produce 20 million cars a year and to hit that goal they need to make some big changes and some big presses.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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Toyota unveils Woven City, tech utopia and the world’s first programmable city

Toyota unveils Woven City, tech utopia and the world’s first programmable city

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Toyota and other giant companies are now starting to build cities – to show off and house their autonomous smart things.   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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Michigan starts testing roads that wirelessly charge electric vehicles

Michigan starts testing roads that wirelessly charge electric vehicles

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Electric vehicles won’t always have batteries – and this is where we begin.   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. Even the most extended range electric...

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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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BMW unveils the iVision, the world’s first Circular Economy car concept

BMW unveils the iVision, the world’s first Circular Economy car concept

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF This is the first commercial car that’s designed to be totally recyclable and re-usable. And hopefully the first of many.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Ever the pioneer BMW has unveiled...

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After decades in the shadows Flying Whales is bringing back the mighty airship

After decades in the shadows Flying Whales is bringing back the mighty airship

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today’s pace of life is hectic so airships provide both a respite as well as a way to lift massive volumes of cargo cheaply. Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Airships are coming...

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Magnetised roads could charge your electric vehicle while you’re driving

Magnetised roads could charge your electric vehicle while you’re driving

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future EV’s will be wirelessly charged, but getting there requires a whole set of new infrastructure.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. One of the biggest barriers to electric vehicle...

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Daymak unveil Spiritus the world’s first cryptocurrency mining car

Daymak unveil Spiritus the world’s first cryptocurrency mining car

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Why can’t a car make you money instead of costing you money? And other great questions …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Most of us would love a free car. And...

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USAF pumps $60m into Quarterhorse their future 4,000mph autonomous aircraft

USAF pumps $60m into Quarterhorse their future 4,000mph autonomous aircraft

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future aircraft are fast, and autonomous, and also fast… really fast.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Future aircraft will be fast – very fast – and some of them...

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Heatherwick’s autonomous EV concept also cleans up polluted city air

Heatherwick’s autonomous EV concept also cleans up polluted city air

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Turning our cars into a giant network of air purifiers might help move the dial on urban pollution …   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 Elon Musk launched a $100 Million...

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Designer Bonikowski’s electric jet concept uses air friction to generate its energy

Designer Bonikowski’s electric jet concept uses air friction to generate its energy

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As we see breakthroughs in materials and control systems this concept might just be possible …   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 we’ve seen all kinds of new aircraft propulsion...

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Halo launches the first 5G tele-operated driverless car service in Las Vegas

Halo launches the first 5G tele-operated driverless car service in Las Vegas

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Even the best self-driving cars are only a Category 2, out of 5, so if you want a truly driverless car then this is as close as you’ll get for now.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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Forget flying taxis this company is building a 40 seater flying bus

Forget flying taxis this company is building a 40 seater flying bus

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Flying sky taxis that can take upto four passengers are great, but they’re not going to solve our cities congestion problems alone.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Braeden Kelekona is wedged...

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Rocket delivery anywhere in an hour gets included in latest US military budget

Rocket delivery anywhere in an hour gets included in latest US military budget

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Sometimes you need to get cargo from A to B very fast and as far as the US military are concerned rockets are the answer.   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...

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United bets on a supersonic future with $3 Billion Boom order

United bets on a supersonic future with $3 Billion Boom order

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Supersonic travel is coming back after companies found ways to make it commercially viable after the death of Concorde …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. United Airlines is jumping into the potential...

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