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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This new chemical programming language could revolutionise digital chemistry

This new chemical programming language could revolutionise digital chemistry

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By converting chemistry into a chemical programming language it opens up a huge range of new possibilities.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In June, the US government purchased the vast majority of world’s...

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Breakthrough gene therapy treatment cures children born without immune systems

Breakthrough gene therapy treatment cures children born without immune systems

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF I don’t have to tell you why having an immune system is important – and for those born without one this is literally life saving.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. An...

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Researchers turned fungi into computers in new breakthrough

Researchers turned fungi into computers in new breakthrough

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEFF Computing functions are more common in nature than people think – which is why the future of computing is biological …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In the future there will...

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This robotic lab assistant is 1,000 times faster than humans

This robotic lab assistant is 1,000 times faster than humans

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you can conduct experiments thousands of times faster then you can make breakthroughs thousands of times faster – and that’s a game changer.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Artificial Intelligence...

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Research finds energy and transports hidden global cost could be $25 Trillion

Research finds energy and transports hidden global cost could be $25 Trillion

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Pollution and other factors have hidden consequences on everything from our health to the environment, and those consequences have costs.   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 “hidden cost” of our largely...

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BP announces plans to build the UK’s biggest hydrogen plant

BP announces plans to build the UK’s biggest hydrogen plant

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hydrogen fuels are zero emissions and have ten times the energy density of Lithium Ion batteries making them a vital asset in the fight against climate change.   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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The UK’s first flying taxi SkyPorts will be built in Coventry

The UK’s first flying taxi SkyPorts will be built in Coventry

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Urban traffic congestion is clogging and polluting cities so some companies are looking to the skies.   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 year or so after Uber ran a competition to...

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Bank of England jumps on the central bank digital currency bandwagon

Bank of England jumps on the central bank digital currency bandwagon

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A digital national currency would help the unbanked, save governments money, and give them unprecedented real time insights into their economies.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As several central banks race...

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Futurist Virtual Keynote, UK: The Future is GREAT, HM Government

Futurist Virtual Keynote, UK: The Future is GREAT, HM Government

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Every industry is being disrupted from the core by new innovations and technologies, and that gives the UK limitless opportunities to lead.   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...

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Futurist Virtual Keynote, UK: The Future of Work 2030, Unleashed

Futurist Virtual Keynote, UK: The Future of Work 2030, Unleashed

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world of work is changing beyond all recognition and new technologies are on the verge of unleashing the next wave of human potential.   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...

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JPMorgan ventures into UK retail banking with its first digital only bank

JPMorgan ventures into UK retail banking with its first digital only bank

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The cost of opening and operating a digital only bank is just a fraction of that of a traditional bank.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. For the past five years or...

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David Attenborough backs new technology that can recycle all plastics

David Attenborough backs new technology that can recycle all plastics

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Plastic is a great material, but it’s also a curse that needs a cure … this is the first time a single technology has been able to recycle every kind of plastic.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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Saudia Arabia is building the world’s largest Green Hydrogen plant

Saudia Arabia is building the world’s largest Green Hydrogen plant

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hydrogen has ten times the energy storage capacity of Lithium Ion batteries and is zero emission, but the technology needs to scale up to be cost competitive.   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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Futurist Virtual Keynote, UK: The Future of Customer Experience, The Supper Club

Futurist Virtual Keynote, UK: The Future of Customer Experience, The Supper Club

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of CX is personalised, real time, and convenient, obviously, but what happens when Creative Machines can make you the perfect product on demand before you even ask for it?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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Insect inspired robots are coming to fix the world’s wind turbines

Insect inspired robots are coming to fix the world’s wind turbines

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Wind turbines are popping up everywhere, but at over 40 storeys tall now they’re also getting more problematic to fix and maintain.   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 world of maintenance...

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