Researchers create Star Wars like holograms in the lab

Researchers create Star Wars like holograms in the lab

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Future entertainment will be in 3D, not 2D like it is today, and these researchers are turning sci-fi into sci-fact.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Almost every sci-fi technology you can...

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Researchers smash fusion record to generate 700 times more power than the entire US grid

Researchers smash fusion record to generate 700 times more power than the entire US grid

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Fusion energy is still a long way off, but the amount of power some prototypes are generating is staggering.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Thermonuclear weapons may be dangerous, but they’re...

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The world’s most advanced humanoid robot takes parkour in its stride

The world’s most advanced humanoid robot takes parkour in its stride

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF While Atlas looks like, and is, the world’s most advanced humanoid robot alot of its behaviours and movements are still pre-programmed.   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 can run, balance like...

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Researchers have finally found a way to 3D print wood on demand

Researchers have finally found a way to 3D print wood on demand

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to 3D print wood opens a whole new world of opportunities and will improve sustainability.   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 can create genetically engineered wood, grow wood in...

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California has a plan to turn Hoover Dam into a giant $3 Billion battery

California has a plan to turn Hoover Dam into a giant $3 Billion battery

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Batteries, that store and release energy, come in all shapes and sizes – and this would be one of the world’s largest.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. How much money do...

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Researchers extend the range of super speed 5G mmWave with lasers

Researchers extend the range of super speed 5G mmWave with lasers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The distance that mmWave 5G signals can travel to deliver super fast speeds is really short and unreliable – this is one solution to that problem.   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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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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DOE creates Digital Twins of every building in America to reduce CO2 emissions

DOE creates Digital Twins of every building in America to reduce CO2 emissions

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Digital twins of buildings, cities, and even the Earth let people analyse problems and find solutions 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. Digital twins, which are basically just intricate and detailed...

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Tesla Powerwalls team up to create Virtual Power Plants and save LA from blacking out

Tesla Powerwalls team up to create Virtual Power Plants and save LA from blacking out

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future physical power plants are relics of history, and they’re virtual.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Why bother building an actual physical power plant when you can just aggregate...

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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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Magnetised roads could charge your electric vehicle while you’re driving

Magnetised roads could charge your electric vehicle while you’re driving

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future EV’s will be wirelessly charged, but getting there requires a whole set of new infrastructure.   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 barriers to electric vehicle...

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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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MIT’s newest material contains sensors and a neural network

MIT’s newest material contains sensors and a neural network

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As technology gets smaller it’s going to help us transform everything around us in new ways …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Materials have always been a physical thing. But that’s...

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Apple announces plans to scan every iPhone for child abuse images

Apple announces plans to scan every iPhone for child abuse images

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF This strikes at the heart of people’s moral conundrums when it comes to the ethics of privacy – on the one hand the idea is to be praised, and on the other demonised …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof...

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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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Stunning car configurators are easy thanks to Epic’s Unreal engine

Stunning car configurators are easy thanks to Epic’s Unreal engine

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We are at the point where computer generated graphics are as good as, if not better than the real thing – this is a tipping point for content creation.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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Engineers finalise the design for a data center on the Moon

Engineers finalise the design for a data center on the Moon

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF With all this talk of colonising the Moon, and Mars, we’re going to need technology to support the colonists  – and a data center.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. So far...

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A Google AI just designed a computer chip as well as a human engineer

A Google AI just designed a computer chip as well as a human engineer

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI has come full circle – designing new types of AI computer chips that accelerate the development of new AI’s …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. AI has finally come full...

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California proposes $750 Million water recycling scheme to end its historic drought

California proposes $750 Million water recycling scheme to end its historic drought

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Many countries around the world are suffering from record breaking droughts, but most don’t recycle any of their water, which could help alleviate some of the problems …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote,...

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Scientists use ultrasound to remotely read the minds of monkeys

Scientists use ultrasound to remotely read the minds of monkeys

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF This is the first time scientists have used ultrasound to read the minds of primates.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. First, a quick recap … In time all technologies, including sensors,...

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