Featured Futurist: The pandemic has exposed just how flexible companies need to be, WIRED

Featured Futurist: The pandemic has exposed just how flexible companies need to be, WIRED

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The rate of global change and disruption was accelerating pre-COVID, but now, as we look towards the “Post COVID era” it’s been turbocharged and companies need to adapt like never before.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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Uber used AI to automatically fire drivers and now they’re going to court

Uber used AI to automatically fire drivers and now they’re going to court

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today your boss is human, probably, but tomorrow he or she could be an Artificial Intelligence.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. “You’re fired!” so said Donald Trump during his days heading...

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A UK entrepreneur made diamonds from nothing but air

A UK entrepreneur made diamonds from nothing but air

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Real diamonds leave open scars in the Earth and workers suffer to extract them, but these new diamonds are the ultimate in eco-friendly alternatives.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Diamonds, it...

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Futurist Podcast: The impact of emerging tech 2020 to 2050, Mark Metry

Futurist Podcast: The impact of emerging tech 2020 to 2050, Mark Metry

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world is changing at a faster rate now than at any other point in human history, and no part of human culture, industry, or society is protected from it.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from...

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British Army shows off tiny bug drone that flies at 50mph and blows doors off

British Army shows off tiny bug drone that flies at 50mph and blows doors off

WEHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Technology always gets smaller and more performant, and this is a perfect example.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In time every technology gets smaller, like this camera that is so...

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Revolutionary rocket that eats itself for fuel gets UK government funding

Revolutionary rocket that eats itself for fuel gets UK government funding

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The cost of buying, storing, and using rocket fuel makes up a significant percentage of the cost of launching rockets, this could change the economics of the whole industry making space access even cheaper.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof...

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Featured Futurist: How 3D printed homes could solve Britain’s housing crisis, The Telegraph

Featured Futurist: How 3D printed homes could solve Britain’s housing crisis, The Telegraph

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printed houses can be made quickly and cheaply, and for governments facing a housing crisis this disruptive new technology is becoming increasingly interesting …   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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Featured Futurist: Preparing for the Future, Carphone Warehouse

Featured Futurist: Preparing for the Future, Carphone Warehouse

WHY THIS MATTER The rate of global change is accelerating and as the future unfurls in front of our eyes countries led by aspirational leaders are positioning themselves to lead it.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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DeepFakes are the hot new corporate communications tool as companies dive in

DeepFakes are the hot new corporate communications tool as companies dive in

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Why bother setting up a studio, hiring videographers and actors, when a DeepFake can do it all for a fraction of the cost and faster?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our FREE XPotential Community, enjoy exclusive content, future proof yourself with XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. This...

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DeepMind’s AI now programs itself to make all the right decisions

DeepMind’s AI now programs itself to make all the right decisions

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Humans can’t always predict the outcome of their code and the effect that it will have on decisions, so now AI’s are being given the ability to write their own algorithms.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our free XPotential Community, enjoy premium content, futureproof yourself with XPotential...

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Reaction Engines tests carbon free Ammonia as future hypersonic jet fuel

Reaction Engines tests carbon free Ammonia as future hypersonic jet fuel

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The aviation industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters, so Reaction Engines is developing green fuel for its first line of hypersonic aircraft.   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 next generation...

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UK government ditches biased algorithm that downgraded hundreds of thousands of students exam grades

UK government ditches biased algorithm that downgraded hundreds of thousands of students exam grades

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Our futures will increasingly be dictated for us by algorithms, and that could be very dangerous for us all.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As the debate around the benefits...

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Reuters just unveiled their first ever full time DeepFake newscaster

Reuters just unveiled their first ever full time DeepFake newscaster

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Irrespective of the content, does it matter that the people you watch online or real? If the answer is no then those real people are out of jobs in the future.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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Futurist Keynote, London: Mastering the Exponential Era, Utilize

Futurist Keynote, London: Mastering the Exponential Era, Utilize

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future is already here, the rate of global change is accelerating, and now is the time to futureproof yourself.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. It was a great honour...

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ESA machine turns moondust into oxygen and metal to help first moon colonists survive

ESA machine turns moondust into oxygen and metal to help first moon colonists survive

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF This new machine turns the Moon into the equivalent of a motorway service station by helping astronauts create rocket fuel for onward missions to Mars, and oxygen for survival.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential...

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Futurist Panel Session, UK: The Future of Insurance and Diversity, EveryWoman

Futurist Panel Session, UK: The Future of Insurance and Diversity, EveryWoman

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The insurance industry faces more opportunity than at any other point in its entire history, and the industry will need a diverse workforce to capitalise on it.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote,...

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Virgin Galactic unveils the interior cabin of it’s tourist space plane

Virgin Galactic unveils the interior cabin of it’s tourist space plane

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you’re jetting off on your holidays today to some foreign land, then tomorrow you could be travelling to hotels in space …   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A while...

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Quadruple stranded DNA seen in human cells for the first time

Quadruple stranded DNA seen in human cells for the first time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF All of life was created using just two strands of DNA with 4 nucleotides, so what could we achieve with four stranded DNA that has 8 nucleotides?   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential Academy, connect, watch a keynote,...

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Higher Steaks shows off the world’s first lab made bacon and pork bellies

Higher Steaks shows off the world’s first lab made bacon and pork bellies

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of food doesn’t involve raising animals for slaughter or growing crops in fields … and it’s arriving.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Amazon and Ocado are growing crops in vertical farms in warehouses, not open fields, companies are 3D printing beef...

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New Membrane on a Chip tech accelerates COVID-19 vaccine screening

New Membrane on a Chip tech accelerates COVID-19 vaccine screening

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Human-on-a-Chip technologies could dramatically accelerate drug testing and get vital drugs into the market faster to save lives.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. When it comes to testing the efficacy of untested drugs to see whether or not...

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