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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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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