Sony and co form an alliance to use blockchain tech to fight DeepFakes

Sony and co form an alliance to use blockchain tech to fight DeepFakes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Some deepfakes are meant for fun, others are meant to spread lies, disinformation, and weaponise society against itself so new tools are needed to detect them.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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The UK starts talks with SpaceX to launch a $20 Bn solar power station into orbit

The UK starts talks with SpaceX to launch a $20 Bn solar power station into orbit

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Solar panels are affected by cloud and other environmental conditions like dust, but in space solar power stations would be free from these challenges and could generate alot more constant electricity.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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Featured Futurist: The Jobs of 2040, Telegraph

Featured Futurist: The Jobs of 2040, Telegraph

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Technology has always automated away human jobs but it has also led to a fantastic growth in new jobs, in this feature article with the Telegraph Matthew Griffin explore what those future jobs could be.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future...

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Queen Mary university students become the first to have lectures in the Metaverse

Queen Mary university students become the first to have lectures in the Metaverse

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Most education systems are stuck in the industrial age teaching students traditional skills in traditional ways that haven’t evolved much for a century.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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The UK Government creates one government login to rule them all

The UK Government creates one government login to rule them all

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you want to surveil, or serve, a society better as a government the best way to do that is to join all your systems together.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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In world first human brain cells in a dish learned to play Pong faster than AI

In world first human brain cells in a dish learned to play Pong faster than AI

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Future computers and AI’s will likely be biological and organic, and this breakthrough could play a role in the future of computing in a very weird way.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about...

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A flying jetpack is on track to help create the world’s first Hoverbike

A flying jetpack is on track to help create the world’s first Hoverbike

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Bikes are great. Hoverbikes that fly are even greater. Enough said.   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. At around the age of 12, David Mayman...

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REK’s phydigital sports arenas prove the future of sports is mixed reality

REK’s phydigital sports arenas prove the future of sports is mixed reality

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By combining virtual and physical worlds together REK have created something potentially awesome …   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. Cix Liv, the developer behind...

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Unmanned military drones team up with manned fighter jets during BAE trial

Unmanned military drones team up with manned fighter jets during BAE trial

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The balance of future wars, it can be argued, will be won or lost on the quality of the AI’s that “run” future war machines … but first they have to play nice and team up.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community,...

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TSMC and Graphcore partnership accelerates AI training by over 40 percent

TSMC and Graphcore partnership accelerates AI training by over 40 percent

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As computing platforms get more powerful, and as chips evolve, we’ll enter into a virtuous cycle of continuous AI acceleration and improvement.   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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Quantum sensor breakthrough reads brain activity from a distance

Quantum sensor breakthrough reads brain activity from a distance

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Quantum sensors are so sensitive they can pick up the faintest brain activity, today this will help diagnose dementia faster, tomorrow it could read your mind from across the room.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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New quantum scanners detect underground tunnels with uncanny accuracy

New quantum scanners detect underground tunnels with uncanny accuracy

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Quantum sensors are millions of times more sensitive than traditional sensors and have all sorts of applications.   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. Sensors are...

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UK to create a complete digital twin of its power grid to improve performance

UK to create a complete digital twin of its power grid to improve performance

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When things are digitised you can model more scenarios faster and identify and fix problems before they occur, and this is the first project to create a digital twin of an entire power grid.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof...

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Future Podcast: A Futurists View of the Fitness Industry, Membr

Future Podcast: A Futurists View of the Fitness Industry, Membr

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Health is more important today than ever, so make sure you’re getting the most from your gym!   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, thanks...

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The WHO endorses the use of the world’s first Malaria vaccine

The WHO endorses the use of the world’s first Malaria vaccine

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Malaria is the world’s biggest killer, and now there’s a malaria vaccine that will help reduce its death toll …   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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UK’s National Grid in talks to create an energy island in the North Sea

UK’s National Grid in talks to create an energy island in the North Sea

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Energy islands can accelerate the world’s transition to renewable energy and decrease renewable energy costs by at least 10%.   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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Researchers warn hackers could sabotage 4D printed products to cause catastrophic failures

Researchers warn hackers could sabotage 4D printed products to cause catastrophic failures

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 4D printing lets us create morphing products with special on demand properties which could be sabotaged to cause deadly failures.   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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In a world first doctors use VR to help parents visualise their child’s surgery

In a world first doctors use VR to help parents visualise their child’s surgery

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Virtual Reality can be used by healthcare professionals to help them create empathy and explain the impact of surgical procedures on others.   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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UK researchers on the path to release swarms of robots into our sewers

UK researchers on the path to release swarms of robots into our sewers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Every year we loose trillions of gallons of water from old leaking pipes and infrastructure, and now the robots are getting onto the case …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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Rolls Royce’s electric plane smashes multiple world records

Rolls Royce’s electric plane smashes multiple world records

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Future aircraft will be powered by “greener” fuels, from ammonia and electricity to hydrogen, and their rate of development is accelerating – literally.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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