Deepfakes could soon spread to affect satellite and GIS imagery researchers find

Deepfakes could soon spread to affect satellite and GIS imagery researchers find

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Earth imagery and mapping are important for all sorts of reasons, and there are real world implications if they’re manipulated.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Have you seen the latest deepfake...

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This robot taught itself to walk in simulation then went for a stroll

This robot taught itself to walk in simulation then went for a stroll

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Coding robots to do things is so yesterday – training them in simulation is the future and it’s 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. Recently I showed off how training a...

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Facebook backed cryptocurrency Diem to launch later this year

Facebook backed cryptocurrency Diem to launch later this year

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Facebook’s Libra could have changed the global financial system overnight, but after regulators blocked it they’re now taking a different approach …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Facebook wanted to revolutionise...

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Overwatch starts using AI to identify the world’s best players

Overwatch starts using AI to identify the world’s best players

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI is going from beating human gamers to coaching them to finding them … and this is just the beginning.   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 the past couple of years...

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SpaceX plans first orbital Starship test from Texas to Hawaii

SpaceX plans first orbital Starship test from Texas to Hawaii

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF This is the first SpaceX test to see whether flying people around the world at Mach 27 will be an achievable goal.   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 year or so...

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NASA experiments with self-healing robots made from ice for deep space exploration

NASA experiments with self-healing robots made from ice for deep space exploration

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are no spare parts in the deep universe to repair broken robots with, but there’s plenty of ice …   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 was right around dawn on...

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Scientists demonstrate direct human brain to brain communication again

Scientists demonstrate direct human brain to brain communication again

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF You get information into your head all the time – now scientists are trying to use technology to achieve it telepathically.   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 there’s been a lot...

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Biofuels made using giant Pacific Kelp elevators could power a tenth of all US transport

Biofuels made using giant Pacific Kelp elevators could power a tenth of all US transport

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There is alot of controversy about using land for biofuel production, but the sea on the other hand …   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 world’s hunger for energy is increasing...

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Supercomputer beating chip the size of a dinner plate now has 2.6 Trillion transistors

Supercomputer beating chip the size of a dinner plate now has 2.6 Trillion transistors

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF This computer chip bucks the trend of producing smaller chips, and it’s been thrashing supercomputers.   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 the world of computers chips are supposed to get smaller...

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Japanese billionaire looks for eight people to join him on a trip around the Moon

Japanese billionaire looks for eight people to join him on a trip around the Moon

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Travelling around the Moon would be cool, so that’s why it matters …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa invited the public on Tuesday to apply for a...

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SpaceX’s SN15 Starship prototype finally sticks the landing

SpaceX’s SN15 Starship prototype finally sticks the landing

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Elon Musk’s Starship is the rocket he wants to use to take people to Mars, so this is a big deal.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. SpaceX launched a high-altitude Starship...

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To beat Deepfakes researchers built a smarter camera

To beat Deepfakes researchers built a smarter camera

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Deepfakes and synthetic media are here to stay and they’re getting better – better at spawning misinformation and undermining democracy.   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 most difficult things...

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Worlds first oblique detention engine could unlock Mach 17 aircraft

Worlds first oblique detention engine could unlock Mach 17 aircraft

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future everything is fast, really 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. The future seems full of planes, trains, and even submarines, that can travel at supersonic or...

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NASA’s Perseverance rover makes oxygen on Mars in historic first

NASA’s Perseverance rover makes oxygen on Mars in historic first

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to produce oxygen on Mars opens the door to Mars based colonies and rocket re-fuelling stations.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. An increasing number of billionaires and multi-national organisations...

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IBM pushes the boundaries and unveils the world’s first 2nm computer chip

IBM pushes the boundaries and unveils the world’s first 2nm computer chip

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Moore’s Law is still grinding out gains, but they’re getting harder and more expensive to realise.   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 year or so after Chinese researchers unveiled the world’s...

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DNA based cancer vaccine triggers immune attack on cancers in patients

DNA based cancer vaccine triggers immune attack on cancers in patients

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Cancer is a stone cold killer, and we need sophisticated new tools in our arsenal to eradicate 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. Have you had your vaccination yet? So far...

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Educations tie to income inequality spans more than 100 years

Educations tie to income inequality spans more than 100 years

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A quality education not only benefits subsequent family generations but it also boosts earnings potential and helps reduce inequality.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. I’ve been discussing the impact that education...

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BMW’s virtual factory uses AI and simulation to design better next gen factories

BMW’s virtual factory uses AI and simulation to design better next gen factories

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF BMW have been using a virtual simulation and AI to create the perfect optimised factory, for humans and robots, before they build the real thing.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. German...

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Bill Gates latest nuclear power plant burns nuclear waste and packs in grid scale storage

Bill Gates latest nuclear power plant burns nuclear waste and packs in grid scale storage

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Unlike their traditional infamous cousins TWR nuclear reactors use nuclear waste as their fuel and are orders of magnitude safer.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Wind, solar, geothermal, hydro, wave energy...

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Slowly but surely AI is helping eliminate the need for animal testing

Slowly but surely AI is helping eliminate the need for animal testing

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Animal testing is controversial, on the one hand it helps get drugs to market and on the other kills and harms millions of animals, but AI be a solution.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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