Viruses become CRISPR Trojan Horses to genetically re-engineer bacteria

Viruses become CRISPR Trojan Horses to genetically re-engineer bacteria

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Bacteria can be hard to reach, and even harder to genetically modify – until now.   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. CRISPR, arguably the world’s...

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Scientists built the largest AI supercomputer yet to create brain scale AI

Scientists built the largest AI supercomputer yet to create brain scale AI

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We’re conditioned to think that computer chips should be small, but a supercomputer made from chips the size of dinner plates is breaking records.   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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This house was just sold as an NFT

This house was just sold as an NFT

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF NFT’s are incredibly versatile and opening up a whole new way to buy all manner of things, from Tweets to houses …   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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Chicken made in a lab gets its first US FDA approval

Chicken made in a lab gets its first US FDA approval

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Why raise chickens for meat when you can just grow that meat in a lab without all the anti-biotics, environmental damage, and nuisance?   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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From kale to cherries scientists are using CRISPR to create new kinds of foods

From kale to cherries scientists are using CRISPR to create new kinds of foods

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Oddly if a plant could have evolved “that way naturally” even if you genetically re-engineer it then it’s not a GMO.   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,...

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Clone’s robotic hand gets deep into uncanny valley

Clone’s robotic hand gets deep into uncanny valley

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By changing the robots muscles to hydraulics and making some basic design mods Clone’s robots look very lifelike …   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....

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The US Navy asks for massive drone swarms to overcome future adversaries

The US Navy asks for massive drone swarms to overcome future adversaries

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Imagine trying to stop thousands of kamikaze drones – it’d be difficult to impossible which is why the US military wants them.   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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Another breakthrough brings powerful molecular computers closer to reality

Another breakthrough brings powerful molecular computers closer to reality

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Future computers won’t necessarily be silicon, they could be chemical, liquid, molecular, or even biological in nature.   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. All life,...

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A US startup says 3D printing solid state batteries could double their capacity

A US startup says 3D printing solid state batteries could double their capacity

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By using new manufacturing techniques we can do things we couldn’t do before, such as using nanoscale manufacturing to increase battery energy densities.   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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US Government to start giving IOT devices a cyber security rating from 2023

US Government to start giving IOT devices a cyber security rating from 2023

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Most IOT connected devices have little to no security which means they can be hacked, abused and used, so this rating hopes to solve that and raise IOT security awareness.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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Researchers reverse engineered SpaceX’s satellite signals to create a new GPS service

Researchers reverse engineered SpaceX’s satellite signals to create a new GPS service

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF GPS systems are expensive to create and launch, and they’re also often highly guarded by governments and militaries for good reason, but now some fancy reverse signal engineering just changed the game.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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Shutterstock to start selling AI-generated art and compensate human artists

Shutterstock to start selling AI-generated art and compensate human artists

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If AI can create the images, videos, and content you need then why do you, or Shutterstock, need human artists and photographers? Clue… you don’t, and that’s freaking people out.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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NASA trials 3D printing electronics in low gravity in nod to future space colonies

NASA trials 3D printing electronics in low gravity in nod to future space colonies

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When humans start inhabiting space they won’t be able to get everything shipped from Earth so things like food and electronics will have to somehow be made in space.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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Jack Dorsey launches BlueSky Social a completely new kind of decentralised social network

Jack Dorsey launches BlueSky Social a completely new kind of decentralised social network

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Most companies and social networks are run and managed centrally but decentralised platforms and protocols using DLT’s completely change the game.   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,...

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Google’s democratic AI re-distributes wealth better than politicians

Google’s democratic AI re-distributes wealth better than politicians

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There’s alot of conversation about the best way to reduce global wealth inequality and it looks like AI might be better at it than humans …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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An autonomous Blackhawk just successfully completed its first mock rescue mission

An autonomous Blackhawk just successfully completed its first mock rescue mission

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Helicopter crews in war time are put at high risk during search and rescue operations but now an autonomous Blackhawk could see pilots grounded.   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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A new flying car concept takes its cue straight from Blade Runner

A new flying car concept takes its cue straight from Blade Runner

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We won’t in fact have flying cars, they’ll basically be big drones that carry passengers, so this design is about as close to a commercial flying car we could see enter production.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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Scientists have created a new smart material that’s more AI than material

Scientists have created a new smart material that’s more AI than material

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The ability to use algorithms to create “Architectural Materials” that behave like and mimic artificial intelligence, but in physical form, could revolutionise materials.   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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Mastercard finally brings crypto trading to banks and the public

Mastercard finally brings crypto trading to banks and the public

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Most people now hold some form of crypto and even though they resisted at first Mastercard has now jumped on the bandwagon to support crypto globally.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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Microbes can now make a rare in demand Cancer drug

Microbes can now make a rare in demand Cancer drug

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Using bio-manufacturing and genetic engineering we are getting better at re-programming nature to make us all kinds of products, from armour to drugs.   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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