Oil giant BP bought a startup that turns office buildings into power plants

Oil giant BP bought a startup that turns office buildings into power plants

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Virtual power plants are the future of power plants, and the oil majors are circling the sector and buying up startups …   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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5G connected ambulance lets remote clinicians direct paramedics in real time using haptics

5G connected ambulance lets remote clinicians direct paramedics in real time using haptics

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Sometimes the medical experts you need are hundreds of miles away but now they can be right there with the patient thanks to 5G.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The South...

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Webinar: The Future of Superyacht Design and HNW culture, SuperyachtNews

Webinar: The Future of Superyacht Design and HNW culture, SuperyachtNews

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Superyachts builders, owners, and operators are trying to be more green and sustainable, and thanks to new innovations they’re moving the dial …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. It’s been a...

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MotoGP stands up the world’s first ultra-fast standalone 5G broadcasting system

MotoGP stands up the world’s first ultra-fast standalone 5G broadcasting system

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One of 5G’s major future use cases is being able to stream live events in 8k without the need for hideously expensive professional broadcast equipment.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. 5G...

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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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65 percent of all COVID disinformation came from just 12 people

65 percent of all COVID disinformation came from just 12 people

WHY THAT MATTERS IN BRIEF Disinformation in our connected digital world is its own pandemic, and it only takes a few people to sway global opinion.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. During my keynotes and sessions...

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Saudi megacity Neom to build world’s first solar dome desalination plant

Saudi megacity Neom to build world’s first solar dome desalination plant

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF More areas of the world are suffering from water scarcity, and while desalinating seawater is a solution it also has its issues that this goes some way to solving.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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Price to bury carbon nears tipping point as cost of emissions soar

Price to bury carbon nears tipping point as cost of emissions soar

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When it becomes cheaper to conserve than pollute you’ll be amazed how fast companies change their habits.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Let’s face it if you want to change something...

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The UN IPCC’s climate report is “Code Red for humanity”

The UN IPCC’s climate report is “Code Red for humanity”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The Japanese have a saying: “We all live under one sky.” But increasingly as a result of human activity that sky, and the climate that goes with it, is changing our world.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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IQ tests can’t measure it but Cognitive Flexibility is key to learning and creativity

IQ tests can’t measure it but Cognitive Flexibility is key to learning and creativity

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Our future will be vastly different from today’s reality so students will need all the help they can get to make the most of 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. The...

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Drax announces the worlds largest negative emissions energy project

Drax announces the worlds largest negative emissions energy project

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Greenhouse gasses that are responsible for climate change are being emitted faster than ever before, and now companies are being incentivised to literally bury 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. Drax,...

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Arm’s flexible plastic computer chip gets ready to revolutionise the Internet of Things

Arm’s flexible plastic computer chip gets ready to revolutionise the Internet of Things

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future computer chips won’t be made of silicon …   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 read my blog regularly then you’ll have read about the future of computing...

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Volumetric video startup turns 2D video streams into interactive 3D content

Volumetric video startup turns 2D video streams into interactive 3D content

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future everything will be volumetric and 3D, and this is another example of the new tech that will get us there.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Virtual Reality (VR)...

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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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Futurist Keynote, UK: The Future of Health and Wellness, Willis Towers Watson

Futurist Keynote, UK: The Future of Health and Wellness, Willis Towers Watson

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By the year 2028 new medical breakthroughs could start extending our lives by over a year for every year lived …   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, thanks to Mark and...

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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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Iceland’s five year long four day working week experiment is a blinding success

Iceland’s five year long four day working week experiment is a blinding success

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF People who work five day weeks are actually less productive than people who work four day weeks …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Testing new ways of working seems to be...

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Sir Richard Branson becomes the first billionaire to almost reach space

Sir Richard Branson becomes the first billionaire to almost reach space

WHY THIS MATTERS IN SPACE New space planes are helping reduce the cost of accessing space and opening the door to space tourism.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. After years of preparation, three years late, and...

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Bacteria manage to recycle plastic into vanilla flavouring in weird world first

Bacteria manage to recycle plastic into vanilla flavouring in weird world first

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you think plastics can only be recycled to make new plastics you’d be wrong.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. I see many weird things – such as molecular assemblers and...

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The world’s first satellite that can be re-programmed in orbit heads to final assembly

The world’s first satellite that can be re-programmed in orbit heads to final assembly

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Once a satellite is launched it normally does one thing and one thing alone and can never be altered or reprogrammed – now they can.   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...

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