Researchers have invented a new kind of material that thinks for itself

Researchers have invented a new kind of material that thinks for itself

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Smart materials will make a huge difference to the product we make, how we use them, and how they interact with us and the environment.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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Fighter pilots take the simulators into battle to fight augmented reality foes

Fighter pilots take the simulators into battle to fight augmented reality foes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Simulators for training are OK and real world battle training is expensive and complex, now using Augmented Reality fighter pilots have the best of both in the real world.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself...

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NASA’s Martian autonomous cybersecurity defence test is a resounding success

NASA’s Martian autonomous cybersecurity defence test is a resounding success

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In time most cybersecurity systems will have to be autonomous in order to keep pace with the attacks, and this fully autonomous IOT trial was a resounding success.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with...

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Iron Beam laser weapon counters multiple drone threats in live fire tests

Iron Beam laser weapon counters multiple drone threats in live fire tests

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of warfare will include laser weapons and many sci-fi fans will rejoice …   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. Rafael has successfully tested...

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Record breaking US military test takes beaming energy long distance to a new level

Record breaking US military test takes beaming energy long distance to a new level

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Beaming electricity means you don’t need energy infrastructure and has lots of benefits, this was a ground breaking test.   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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A new DARPA project is experimenting with living factories in space

A new DARPA project is experimenting with living factories in space

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Why take stuff with you into space when bacteria and other bugs can make everything you need in situ?   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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US Army unveils robotics project that lets AI’s ask soldiers clarifying questions

US Army unveils robotics project that lets AI’s ask soldiers clarifying questions

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In battle the slightest miscommunication can have catastrophic consequences, so soon AI’s will be able to ask soldiers questions to bolster their own understanding.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and...

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New US AI project will identify bots and individuals behind disinformation campaigns

New US AI project will identify bots and individuals behind disinformation campaigns

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today anyone can create a bot that generates huge volumes of disinformation and misinformation, the modern equivalent of PsyOps, this AI program will identify the perpetrators.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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From flying aircraft carriers to submarine motherships, the US military draws up plans

From flying aircraft carriers to submarine motherships, the US military draws up plans

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Flying aircraft carriers have already been commissioned, and we could soon see submarine motherships – the future of war is 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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World’s first real warp bubble created by accident as scientists mull future warp drive

World’s first real warp bubble created by accident as scientists mull future warp drive

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Lab accidents are creating all manner of breakthroughs at the moment, in anti-biotics and now warp drives … what’s next?!   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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Sensors that detect Covid-19 in the air get major US military funding

Sensors that detect Covid-19 in the air get major US military funding

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you’d like to know if there are any pathogens in the air around you then this is the tech for you.   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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The US Army is training to take down real life hunter killer Terminator robots

The US Army is training to take down real life hunter killer Terminator robots

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of war will be autonomous and machine versus machine versus humans, so the US military’s getting ready for future wars where the rules have changed …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read...

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World’s first living robots made by AI surprise scientists by spontaneously reproducing themselves

World’s first living robots made by AI surprise scientists by spontaneously reproducing themselves

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI, supercomputers and scientists created the world’s first living programable robots from frog cells, and they just spontaneously reproduced themselves surprising the everyone …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and...

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5G and Smart City sensor networks could give autonomous vehicles collective perception

5G and Smart City sensor networks could give autonomous vehicles collective perception

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Vehicles and other city infrastructure could share information about their environments and end up with collective perception to make the streets safer.   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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DARPA and GE developing truck mounted labs to churn out synthetic DNA and RNA vaccines

DARPA and GE developing truck mounted labs to churn out synthetic DNA and RNA vaccines

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are many parts of the world that need vaccines, especially in a pandemic, and this system will not only be fast it’ll be portable and be able to produce vaccines at scale.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself...

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The US military’s Active Denial System is a 95Ghz heat ray weapon

The US military’s Active Denial System is a 95Ghz heat ray weapon

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Ray guns and heat rays are often thought of as sci-fi but both are very real …   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. Earlier in...

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GE teams up with NIH to put a COVID-19 sensor in your smartphone

GE teams up with NIH to put a COVID-19 sensor in your smartphone

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF How many times during the pandemic did you wonder if you’d been in contact with “the virus” – this could tell you in the future.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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This 3D printed heat exchanger extracts up to 500 litres of pure water from  air

This 3D printed heat exchanger extracts up to 500 litres of pure water from air

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Water is seen by many as an increasingly scarce commodity with 129 countries estimated to experience extreme water stress by 2030, this tech could help.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. According...

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US military launches cube sats to test new anti-hypersonic weapons tech

US military launches cube sats to test new anti-hypersonic weapons tech

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Currently there are no defenses against hypersonic weapons and the US military is desperately trying to build 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. The US military has a problem that it’s...

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Significant MQ-9 Reaper drone AI upgrade opens door to full military autonomy

Significant MQ-9 Reaper drone AI upgrade opens door to full military autonomy

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you had the world’s most sophisticated drone wouldn’t full hunter-killer automation be too tempting to ignore?   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 the United Nations announced that they believed they’d...

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