This VR gadget lets you feel spiders on your face

This VR gadget lets you feel spiders on your face

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Haptics are already being built into clothing but this is a new and interesting take on the technology.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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Criminals are eyeing up the metaverse already and planning chaos

Criminals are eyeing up the metaverse already and planning chaos

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The metaverse will be a new frontier for criminals … and very very profitable despite everyone’s best efforts.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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Barbados opens the world’s first recognised sovereign embassy in the metaverse

Barbados opens the world’s first recognised sovereign embassy in the metaverse

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Asides from establishing leadership in the metaverse opening the first official metaverse embassy sends a powerful message about the future of so called “Technology Diplomacy.”   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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Digital design studio The Fabricant lets everyone become a Metaverse fashion designer

Digital design studio The Fabricant lets everyone become a Metaverse fashion designer

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Every skill is being democratised and made simpler to master, and now fashion design is in the technology cross hairs with the added benefit this new platform lets you earn NFT $$$.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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Zaha Hadid architects lay out plans for a giant libertarian city in the metaverse

Zaha Hadid architects lay out plans for a giant libertarian city in the metaverse

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today individuals can create giant social, software, or E-Commerce platforms, tomorrow they could build, run, and own everything that goes on in an entire virtual city …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about...

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Queen Mary university students become the first to have lectures in the Metaverse

Queen Mary university students become the first to have lectures in the Metaverse

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Most education systems are stuck in the industrial age teaching students traditional skills in traditional ways that haven’t evolved much for a century.   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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Over 7 million people have visited Nike’s metaverse store as digital sales soar

Over 7 million people have visited Nike’s metaverse store as digital sales soar

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The metaverse is coming, slowly, and in the meantime brands should think of it as another digital sales channel.   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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REK’s phydigital sports arenas prove the future of sports is mixed reality

REK’s phydigital sports arenas prove the future of sports is mixed reality

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By combining virtual and physical worlds together REK have created something potentially awesome …   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. Cix Liv, the developer behind...

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JPMorgan opens the world’s first bank branch in the Metaverse

JPMorgan opens the world’s first bank branch in the Metaverse

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As more people live and spend more time in the Metaverse they’ll buy more digital goods and realty, and those will need a new kind of loan so JPMorgan wants to beat the competition to that market.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential...

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New VR boots finally let users walk forever in virtual reality for real

New VR boots finally let users walk forever in virtual reality for real

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you’re fed up of standing in one place and waving your arms to get anywhere in VR these cyberpunk boots are for you.   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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Anzu teams up with Roblox creators to bring ads to the Metaverse

Anzu teams up with Roblox creators to bring ads to the Metaverse

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There is no escaping advertising even in the Metaverse where debates about regulations and privacy will likely take years to begin …   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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Walmart patents show it’s mulling entering the Metaverse with own NFTs and crypto

Walmart patents show it’s mulling entering the Metaverse with own NFTs and crypto

WHY THIS MATTERS The metaverse is potentially a multi-trillion dollar opportunity – eventually – and companies are experimenting and laying their stakes already.   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. When...

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Microsoft becomes the first major tech company to hold a VR keynote session

Microsoft becomes the first major tech company to hold a VR keynote session

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Virtual Reality is still a relatively nascent technology but it’s improving and being adopted faster than ever.   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. Microsoft recently...

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In a world first doctors use VR to help parents visualise their child’s surgery

In a world first doctors use VR to help parents visualise their child’s surgery

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Virtual Reality can be used by healthcare professionals to help them create empathy and explain the impact of surgical procedures on others.   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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Accenture created a VR “Nth Floor” to bring remote teams together during the pandemic

Accenture created a VR “Nth Floor” to bring remote teams together during the pandemic

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Technology is letting us bring people together in new ways to do new things, and this is a great example of forward thinking …   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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Seoul to become the world’s first Metaverse city

Seoul to become the world’s first Metaverse city

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The Metaverse and Virtual Reality can help people connect in new ways and improve people’s access to various services and locations like never before.   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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HTC unveil their latest “slimline” VR glasses to conquer the Metaverse

HTC unveil their latest “slimline” VR glasses to conquer the Metaverse

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF VR headsets are getting smaller and slimmer and it’s only a matter of time now before we see the first VR glasses.   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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Working in the Metaverse gets closer as Microsoft goes all in

Working in the Metaverse gets closer as Microsoft goes all in

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of work is arguably virtual, more specifically AR and VR, and companies are lining up to dominate this new world.   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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New light field technology breakthrough could revolutionise AR and VR experiences

New light field technology breakthrough could revolutionise AR and VR experiences

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We still experience AR and VR worlds in an artificial way that makes it look different to the real world, this tech changes that.   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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Facebook unveils infinite Office its futuristic virtual reality office concept

Facebook unveils infinite Office its futuristic virtual reality office concept

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Why use a laptop when you can work anywhere from anywhere in AR or VR?   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. The future of work...

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