Scientists created a mini Aladdins Flying Carpet using nothing but light

Scientists created a mini Aladdins Flying Carpet using nothing but light

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Human ingenuity knows no bounds and the world’s mini “flying carpet” is proof of that.   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 year we’ve seen dramatic improvements in the development...

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Researchers used a worm brained AI with just 19 neurons to control a self-driving car

Researchers used a worm brained AI with just 19 neurons to control a self-driving car

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today’s neural networks are getting enormous and complex, this is the smallest ever example of a neural network that managed to control a self-driving vehicle.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Artificial...

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Floating island with homes costing over $1 Billion starts selling out

Floating island with homes costing over $1 Billion starts selling out

WHY THIS MATTERS INN BRIEF Buying into floating islands is becoming increasingly popular as sea levels rise and as the pandemic continues to bite.   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 climate’s changing, the sea levels are...

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New AI algorithm makes the world’s most powerful microscopes even more powerful

New AI algorithm makes the world’s most powerful microscopes even more powerful

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Artificial intelligence is helping scientists see the universes smallest objects in even greater detail, and that will lead to a whole new world of breakthroughs.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. We’ve...

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Researchers discovered a way to extract energy from black holes

Researchers discovered a way to extract energy from black holes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Energy is everywhere, even in a Black Hole, but as with all energy systems the challenge is finding a way to get access to 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. Today...

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Google’s Chrome update uses AI to change privacy and the rules of the web

Google’s Chrome update uses AI to change privacy and the rules of the web

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When it comes to our online and offline activites privacy is at the top of most people’s minds, and now Google are embedding Federated AI to try to redress the balance.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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Virtual reality treatment helps hospital patients overcome chronic pain

Virtual reality treatment helps hospital patients overcome chronic pain

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Virtual Reality is increasingly being eyed as a very useful therapeutic treatment and tool, and it’s showing great promise.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Virtual Reality (VR) is an amazing technology,...

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Schwarzenegger and Stallone become DeepFake besties in new rip off

Schwarzenegger and Stallone become DeepFake besties in new rip off

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF DeepFakes will soon be easy and free to create, life-like, and while they’re fun they’ll also help undermine global trust.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Back in 2015 DeepFakes weren’t even...

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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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Promising single shot nano-vaccine could immunise everyone against all Coronaviruses

Promising single shot nano-vaccine could immunise everyone against all Coronaviruses

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today we have multiple vaccines for multiple diseases, but what if one vaccine could protect you against everything?   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 SARS-CoV-2 virus behind the current COVID-19 pandemic...

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Digital human Douglas is awesome, unsettling, and possibly brilliant

Digital human Douglas is awesome, unsettling, and possibly brilliant

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today’s Digital Humans are often like yesterday’s satnavs – canned technology with some basic smarts, but DigiDoug and his AI operating system could help create the first “true” autonomous digital humans.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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This AI created its own lesson plans to learn faster then smashed other AI’s out the park

This AI created its own lesson plans to learn faster then smashed other AI’s out the park

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Noone learns in the same way, but optimising lesson plans for students as well as AI’s, would help all of us learn new skills faster.   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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Blockchain would finally let gaming characters cross between franchises

Blockchain would finally let gaming characters cross between franchises

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today none of your games characters, or any characters for that matter, can seamlessly jump from one game universe or franchise to another, but blockchain could make that happen.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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Race to contain COVID-19 sees researchers use AI to predict future deadly mutations

Race to contain COVID-19 sees researchers use AI to predict future deadly mutations

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The global pandemic has caused unimaginable havoc but as Sars-Cov-2 mutates there are fears vaccines won’t be effective so researchers are trying to stay two steps ahead of the virus to prevent that from happening.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future...

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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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AI finally masters the art of automating expensive movie colour grading

AI finally masters the art of automating expensive movie colour grading

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The way movies are made is changing significantly, and more of the movie making process is being automated by AI and synthetic content.   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 recent years...

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First of a kind satellite attempts to maintain low earth orbit without any propellant

First of a kind satellite attempts to maintain low earth orbit without any propellant

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Satellites need fuel to maintain their orbits, and when that runs out they burn up in the Earth’s atmosphere. Fuel-less satellites could theoretically stay in orbit forever.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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A trillion transistor computer chip just left a supercomputer in the dust

A trillion transistor computer chip just left a supercomputer in the dust

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Computer chips have been getting smaller and more powerful for decades – but what if they got bigger instead?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Just in general the history of transistors...

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New patent shows Microsoft wants to resurrect you as a chatbot

New patent shows Microsoft wants to resurrect you as a chatbot

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF For the first time in human history we are nearing the point where we could digitally bring people back from the dead …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Life in lockdown...

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Rocket fuel making algae farms on Mars could bring future colonists back home

Rocket fuel making algae farms on Mars could bring future colonists back home

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It’s difficult to make rocket fuel on a planet far far away, but this technology might make it a snap.   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 common but...

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