BCG estimates the token economy will hit $17 Trillion by 2030

BCG estimates the token economy will hit $17 Trillion by 2030

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Most people aren’t familiar with the token economy, but some say it could be bigger than the entire global economy is today so you should get a POV on it.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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Ethereum completes The Merge to cut energy use by over 99 percent

Ethereum completes The Merge to cut energy use by over 99 percent

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Crypto mining is now using more energy than many countries and it’s unsustainable so Ethereum has move to POS to reduce energy use in a move that might also help DeFi establish itself.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself...

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Walmart starts offering checking accounts as it eyes bank domination

Walmart starts offering checking accounts as it eyes bank domination

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As we continue to see both technology and industry convergence this move is just the latest that demonstrates new competitors are everywhere.   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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Visa Tokens hit 4 Billion to surpass the number of physical cards in circulation

Visa Tokens hit 4 Billion to surpass the number of physical cards in circulation

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Everything gets digitised and credit cards are no exception, but now VISA has issued more tokens than physical cards in a new milestone.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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Dev creates Minecraft in Minecraft that runs Minecraft in parallel worlds conundrum

Dev creates Minecraft in Minecraft that runs Minecraft in parallel worlds conundrum

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF What happens when virtual computers running “Metaverse worlds” can be used to run virtual computers running Metaverse worlds ad infinitum? This is the ultimate parallel universe dilemma …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read...

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Synthetic diamonds could help extend the Moore’s Law Era

Synthetic diamonds could help extend the Moore’s Law Era

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Moore’s Law is slowing, because of both commercial and technical reasons, but diamonds are a semi-conductor company’s best friends …   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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The US Digital Dollar Project finally gets a sandbox launch

The US Digital Dollar Project finally gets a sandbox launch

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future your country’s cash could be digital, a game changer that would allow real time economic monitoring and much more.   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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New breakthrough lets scuba divers text one another underwater

New breakthrough lets scuba divers text one another underwater

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Scuba divers still rely on crude hand signals, but now thanks to a new communications technology they can text one another and it’s a game changer.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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This Mach 5 jet from Hermeus could be the first to have a 3D printed body

This Mach 5 jet from Hermeus could be the first to have a 3D printed body

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing is a revolutionary manufacturing technology, and it is already transforming everything from materials, food, and human organ transplants, to everyday items.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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Telsa vehicles will soon be connected to SpaceX’s global space internet system

Telsa vehicles will soon be connected to SpaceX’s global space internet system

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Elon Musk has announced on Twitter that all Teslas will soon be using his space based satellite communications system to connect to the internet.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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T-Mobile and SpaceX team up to end mobile dead zones in the USA

T-Mobile and SpaceX team up to end mobile dead zones in the USA

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By creating a hybrid service T-Mobile can now use StarLink’s satellite internet systems to offer mobile coverage to every inch of the US.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read...

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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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This VR gadget lets you feel spiders on your face

This VR gadget lets you feel spiders on your face

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Haptics are already being built into clothing but this is a new and interesting take on the technology.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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Algae help researchers create the world’s first carbon negative concrete

Algae help researchers create the world’s first carbon negative concrete

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Carbon negative concrete could not only eliminate 10% of all global greenhouse gas emissions but also reverse them.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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The US green lights its first ever mini nuclear reactors

The US green lights its first ever mini nuclear reactors

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Nuclear reactors used to be huge, but now they’re about the size of a truck and powerful and the US just gave the thumbs up to the first of a new batch.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast,...

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Researchers turn plants into biological computers to grow better crops

Researchers turn plants into biological computers to grow better crops

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By turning nature into a biological computer researchers can get plants to do all kinds of things they could never do before and design better crops.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from...

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AI is getting great at simulating and designing proteins and drugs

AI is getting great at simulating and designing proteins and drugs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Proteins essentially make the life work, and by understanding them faster we can now create cures and treatments for diseases faster.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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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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Open fan engine prototype helps Airbus cut 20 percent of aircraft emissions

Open fan engine prototype helps Airbus cut 20 percent of aircraft emissions

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Airbus is exploring the technologies of the past and future to help it create zero emissions aircraft and this latest engine prototype helps save 20% of emissions.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses...

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