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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Toyota unveils Woven City, tech utopia and the world’s first programmable city

Toyota unveils Woven City, tech utopia and the world’s first programmable city

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Toyota and other giant companies are now starting to build cities – to show off and house their autonomous smart things.   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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5G connected ambulance lets remote clinicians direct paramedics in real time using haptics

5G connected ambulance lets remote clinicians direct paramedics in real time using haptics

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Sometimes the medical experts you need are hundreds of miles away but now they can be right there with the patient thanks to 5G.   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 South...

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With over 4,200 virtual shops Hong Kongs largest virtual mall eyes expansion

With over 4,200 virtual shops Hong Kongs largest virtual mall eyes expansion

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As we look to a future which is increasingly digital and virtual shopping and shopping malls are getting their own make overs.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Think of shopping malls...

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Futurist Keynote, Finland: The Future Customer Journey, Valmet

Futurist Keynote, Finland: The Future Customer Journey, Valmet

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We are all customers on a journey, to discover, evaluate, , buy, and use things, but technology is changing our experience beyond all recognition.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Firstly, thanks...

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Volumetric video startup turns 2D video streams into interactive 3D content

Volumetric video startup turns 2D video streams into interactive 3D content

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future everything will be volumetric and 3D, and this is another example of the new tech that will get us 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. Virtual Reality (VR)...

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Smelling is believing as odour vision comes to VR headsets

Smelling is believing as odour vision comes to VR headsets

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Most VR headsets and systems appeal to just two of our senses – sight and sound – but increasingly startups are trying to expand their range.   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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BMW’s virtual factory uses AI and simulation to design better next gen factories

BMW’s virtual factory uses AI and simulation to design better next gen factories

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF BMW have been using a virtual simulation and AI to create the perfect optimised factory, for humans and robots, before they build the real thing.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. German...

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Mother brings her daughter back from the dead in Virtual Reality

Mother brings her daughter back from the dead in Virtual Reality

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Technology is impacting all of society in new ways, and it’s even starting to get us to question the concept of death and dying.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Death used...

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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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Sony bets big on virtual concerts and launches a virtual star at CES 2021

Sony bets big on virtual concerts and launches a virtual star at CES 2021

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the real world artists are constrained by lots of things, including the laws of nature, but virtual concerts make all that a thing of the past.   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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