Elon Musk’s SpaceX will make its own laws on Mars when it colonises the planet

Elon Musk’s SpaceX will make its own laws on Mars when it colonises the planet

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Elon Musk wants to colonise Mars, and it looks like he doesn’t want to play by Earth’s rules when he gets there …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Elon Musk,...

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Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra was so powerful it could have ended state control of money

Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra was so powerful it could have ended state control of money

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Who is more powerful today – Trump, Xi, or Zuckerberg? Think about it … Technology and an increasingly connected society are now making individuals more powerful than the state.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential...

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A new Virtual Government is helping the UN solve global inequality

A new Virtual Government is helping the UN solve global inequality

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are many inequalities in the world, but sometimes governments don’t know which investment or programs will make the biggest impact, now they have help.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As we see all too clearly today...

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Experts warn Facebook’s cryptocurrency could help it become a virtual nation

Experts warn Facebook’s cryptocurrency could help it become a virtual nation

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As more of us become a part of online communities we are seeing the rise of the world’s first virtual nations, nations without territory or borders that can threaten the status of sovereign nations.   Interested in the future and want to experience even more?! eXplore...

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Government can’t do it alone any more, says Apple’s CEO

Government can’t do it alone any more, says Apple’s CEO

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As individuals and organisations start becoming more powerful than many governments, people are wondering if private companies can solve humanity’s problems faster.   As I travel around the world, from America to Africa, Europe to the Middle East, and Japan to Singapore, talking to people...

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US military identifies virtual nations as a potential security threat to US sovereignty

US military identifies virtual nations as a potential security threat to US sovereignty

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The internet means citizens can now become part of large, virtual collectives, or nations, and there are fears these nations, with their own rules, welfare and support systems, could threaten the power and influence of sovereign nations.   When is a nation not a nation?...

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The internet is splintering in two, one led by the US the other led by China

The internet is splintering in two, one led by the US the other led by China

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As individual nation states look to assert their dominance on the global stage we are witnessing the early stages of a splintered internet with multiple standards.   The internet is disappearing, being replaced instead by a fabric of connected devices, like wearables and sensor systems,...

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World’s first AI government policy maker gives China a diplomatic advantage

World’s first AI government policy maker gives China a diplomatic advantage

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI will play an increasingly central role in both government policy making and governing as China rolls out their first AI policy maker.   If you’re a foreign policy maker with a government then, whether you like it or not, you’ll soon be working with...

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Estonia becomes the world’s first virtual nation capable of rebooting itself

Estonia becomes the world’s first virtual nation capable of rebooting itself

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Technology is showing us how ancient the concept of the traditional nation state is, and as virtual nations take shape being able to reboot them in times of war is crucial.   How do you reboot an entire country? It’s an odd question, but in...

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