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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Living pharmacies within our bodies could help cure jet lag and disease

Living pharmacies within our bodies could help cure jet lag and disease

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today we make drugs in factories and then inject and pop them when we need to – but what if our bodies could make those drugs in vivo at the first sign of disease?     Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future...

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Molecular farming means your next vaccine could be grown in a plant

Molecular farming means your next vaccine could be grown in a plant

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF What if your food could vaccinate you against diseases? And other odd questions …   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 a hot summers day and you bite down on a plump,...

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New microwave weapon THOR helps the USAF defeat drone swarms in seconds

New microwave weapon THOR helps the USAF defeat drone swarms in seconds

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future swarms of weaponised drones will over run battle fields so the world’s military’s need new defensive weapons.   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 a frightening video scenario swarms...

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USAF pumps $60m into Quarterhorse their future 4,000mph autonomous aircraft

USAF pumps $60m into Quarterhorse their future 4,000mph autonomous aircraft

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future aircraft are fast, and autonomous, and also fast… really fast.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Future aircraft will be fast – very fast – and some of them...

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The US Army’s augmented night vision goggles look like alien tech

The US Army’s augmented night vision goggles look like alien tech

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the heat of battle you only want to see what’s important – and augmented night vision systems are here to make that happen.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. When you...

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The Pentagon wants to test a space based particle beam weapon by 2023

The Pentagon wants to test a space based particle beam weapon by 2023

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Technology has advanced so much nowadays that space based particle beams could soon be an actual reality …   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 Department of Defense wants to test...

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Rocket delivery anywhere in an hour gets included in latest US military budget

Rocket delivery anywhere in an hour gets included in latest US military budget

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Sometimes you need to get cargo from A to B very fast and as far as the US military are concerned rockets are the answer.   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...

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An autonomous US Navy Stingray drone successfully refuelled an F-18 in mid flight

An autonomous US Navy Stingray drone successfully refuelled an F-18 in mid flight

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of war will eventually be autonomous – and every new technological development is helping bring it closer to becoming a reality.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Around the world...

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Pentagon scientists microchip detects COVID-19 in the blood before symptoms show

Pentagon scientists microchip detects COVID-19 in the blood before symptoms show

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to detect viruses in the blood and filter them out before they cause harm has its uses …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. One of the biggest problems during...

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DARPA looks for new ways to decouple legacy code from hardware

DARPA looks for new ways to decouple legacy code from hardware

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Legacy code is the bane of many older organisations existence and it’s hard to modernise, upgrade, and secure, so DARPA wants to change the paradigm.   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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US stealth ship reaches insane speeds to out race everything in the ocean

US stealth ship reaches insane speeds to out race everything in the ocean

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By reducing the water friction ships and torpedoes can reach speeds that even make even the fastest cars look slow by comparison.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Some boats are fast,...

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500 hackers spent three months trying to hack a radical new computer chip and failed

500 hackers spent three months trying to hack a radical new computer chip and failed

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Cyber attacks will only get bigger and bolder and today’s technologies can’t stop them. The MORPHEUS computer chip is a radical new solution that so far hasn’t been hacked.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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US Pentagon successfully tests solar power concept to beam energy to Earth from space

US Pentagon successfully tests solar power concept to beam energy to Earth from space

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of energy is renewable, and this is one of the most extreme examples of solar power that you’ll ever see …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Here’s a question...

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Wireless Brain to Brain telepathy gets another DARPA funding boost to go next level

Wireless Brain to Brain telepathy gets another DARPA funding boost to go next level

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We already have the technology to communicate with people and machines telepathically, but it’s basic and slow, now money’s coming in to improve 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. Over the...

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The world’s first active duty military AI co-pilot just got its next mission

The world’s first active duty military AI co-pilot just got its next mission

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF First AI helped control aircraft avionics, then it took on missions, and it won’t be soon before it replaces military pilots altogether.   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 Artificial Intelligence (AI)...

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Researchers create first of a kind quantum sensor that scans the entire RF spectrum

Researchers create first of a kind quantum sensor that scans the entire RF spectrum

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The RF spectrum is huge, and it’s increasingly important in warfare and communications, now we have a single sensor that can scan it all and when combined with AI optimise it.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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DeepMind’s AI learns the rules as it goes so it can conquer the real world

DeepMind’s AI learns the rules as it goes so it can conquer the real world

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The real world doesn’t always have rules, so if we want to create AGI then we need AI’s that can learn things as they go along.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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AI everywhere as DARPA spins up new intelligent edge computing projects

AI everywhere as DARPA spins up new intelligent edge computing projects

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today the vast majority of AI workloads run in centralised hyperscale datacenters, tomorrow they’ll run at the edge of the network on our smart devices, and revolutionise industries in new ways.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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