Dubai plans on becoming the world’s third metaverse city

Dubai plans on becoming the world’s third metaverse city

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Countries are increasingly thinking about creating digital twins of their cities so they can better analyse data about them and also put them in the metaverse to improve services and revenue.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future...

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Futurist Keynote, UAE: Demystifying Blockchain, Crypto, NFT’s and the Metaverse

Futurist Keynote, UAE: Demystifying Blockchain, Crypto, NFT’s and the Metaverse

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF During this keynote session with the Crown Prince of Dubai and the Crown Prince Court keynote speaker Matthew Griffin demystifies blockchain, cryptocurrencies, NFT’s, and the Metaverse, explaining what they are, how they work, and the new opportunities they create.   Love the Exponential Future? Join...

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Dubai’s virtual asset regulator is the world’s first to create an HQ in the Metaverse

Dubai’s virtual asset regulator is the world’s first to create an HQ in the Metaverse

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Regulators are often way behind the curve when it comes to learning about new technologies and innovations, and the risks involved, but Dubai’s VARA is bucking the trend.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read...

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Futurist Keynote: A World in Transition, UAE FMA

Futurist Keynote: A World in Transition, UAE FMA

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In this session keynote speaker Matthew Griffin shows ministers and executives how our world is changing, the challenges it faces, solutions, and underscores the important role financiers have in helping get these solutions funded. Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself...

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Criminals cloned a directors voice to steal $35 Million in yet another spoofing attack

Criminals cloned a directors voice to steal $35 Million in yet another spoofing attack

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When your voice is your password and your voice can be cloned it’s not that easy to get a new password … 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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Futurist Keynote: The Future of Energy and Business, ADIPEC

Futurist Keynote: The Future of Energy and Business, ADIPEC

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Like most industries the energy industry is an industry in transition, let’s explore …   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. Firstly, it was a great...

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Futurist Keynote, UAE: Blockchain, Crypto, NFT and the Metaverse, CPC

Futurist Keynote, UAE: Blockchain, Crypto, NFT and the Metaverse, CPC

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world is changing faster than ever before, creating new opportunities for those who are prepared to explore and embrace it.   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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The UAE is in new talks with Pantheon to 3D print an 11 storey skyscraper

The UAE is in new talks with Pantheon to 3D print an 11 storey skyscraper

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future all buildings will be 3D printed, but it’s a marathon not a sprint …   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. A while...

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Hydrofarms Dubai realises world first, uses Hydropanels to produce water from air

Hydrofarms Dubai realises world first, uses Hydropanels to produce water from air

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hydropanels are a new kind of solar panel that generate electricity and water – and they could be game changing.   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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Futuristic Dubai nail salon turns your nails into digital storage devices

Futuristic Dubai nail salon turns your nails into digital storage devices

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As compute and storage gets smaller people will find all kinds of new use cases for them …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Dubai is truly the land of man-made wonders....

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Futurist Virtual Keynote, UAE: Predicting the Disruptive Future, Legal and General

Futurist Virtual Keynote, UAE: Predicting the Disruptive Future, Legal and General

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Disruption is everywhere, and its rate is accelerating, but where companies see threats, savvy investors see opportunities.   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 Gerardo and the teams at Legal...

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Fossil fuels running out of gas as renewable energy becomes the world’s cheapest energy

Fossil fuels running out of gas as renewable energy becomes the world’s cheapest energy

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The cost of generating electricity from renewable energy sources is approaching zero, and fossil fuels can’t compete as they face elimination from the global energy mix.   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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IKEA becomes the first retailer to let customers pay for goods with time

IKEA becomes the first retailer to let customers pay for goods with time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The concept of value is fluid, and new tools and technologies are letting companies re-imagine how their customers pay for goods.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Over the past few years we’ve seen lots of amazing new...

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The world’s biggest 3D printed house opens in Dubai

The world’s biggest 3D printed house opens in Dubai

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The way we build homes and buildings is changing, and 3D printing offers companies a way to build more spectacular buildings faster and cheaper.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Over the past year or so I’ve written...

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Futurist Keynote, UK: Education in the Exponential Era, GEMS

Futurist Keynote, UK: Education in the Exponential Era, GEMS

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Everyone agrees that today’s industrial education strategies are not fit for purpose and will ultimately leave us with a huge skills gap in the future.   Firstly, I would like to thank the team at GEMS, the world’s largest private school company, with over 150,000...

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Emirates boss says future aircraft will be windowless

Emirates boss says future aircraft will be windowless

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Windows on airplanes add upto 50 percent to the weight of the aircraft, and reduce their structural integrity, so people want to get rid of them.   Would you want to fly eight hours or more on an airplane with no windows? Absolutely you would I...

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Futurist Keynote, Dubai: The Future of Urban Mobility 2040, GITEX

Futurist Keynote, Dubai: The Future of Urban Mobility 2040, GITEX

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The rate and pace of change is accelerating, and in the next two decades the transportation industry will change more than it has in the past thousand years.   Last year I was writing about the goings on and unveilings, for example, of Dubai’s first...

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DP World and Virgin unveil Cargospeed Hyperloop

DP World and Virgin unveil Cargospeed Hyperloop

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The way we transport goods around the planet will change more in the next thirty years than it has in the last two hundred, and this is simply the latest announcement in a long line of transportation modernisation initiatives.   DP World has launched Cargospeed,...

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Dubai rolls out autonomous police cars to go alongside its robot police officers

Dubai rolls out autonomous police cars to go alongside its robot police officers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Technology is changing the world of law enforcement and it’s important to experiment with new ideas that provide low visibility but highly effective policing.   A couple of weeks ago, and following on from the deployment of the regions first robot police officer at the Dubai...

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Dubai’s first Martian Colony will be on Earth, in Dubai

Dubai’s first Martian Colony will be on Earth, in Dubai

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Dubai wants to operate a Martian colony on Mars before 2117, and now they’re planning a dress rehearsal on Earth   Just a few months on from announcing they were going to, one day, build their own colony on Mars by 2117, the United Arab...

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