Speedo’s insane 3D printed whale inspired Aquaman swimsuit has its own onboard AI

Speedo’s insane 3D printed whale inspired Aquaman swimsuit has its own onboard AI

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF All the technologies in this concept swimsuit are here already – that’s the real crazy part.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Just before the 2021 Olympic swimming trials Speedo unveiled an...

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Samsung shows off a new stretchable display perfect for wearables

Samsung shows off a new stretchable display perfect for wearables

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Fixed rigid screens and displays are becoming a thing of the past and that’s opening up a world of new applications …   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’ve had curved displays...

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Futuristic Dubai nail salon turns your nails into digital storage devices

Futuristic Dubai nail salon turns your nails into digital storage devices

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As compute and storage gets smaller people will find all kinds of new use cases for them …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Dubai is truly the land of man-made wonders....

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AI can sense students levels of stress from phone data and forms

AI can sense students levels of stress from phone data and forms

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Stress is a killer and impacts health and performance, and now AI is being used to help identify it 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. Recently scientists developed...

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MIT’s smart clothes measure your body’s movements more accurately than ever

MIT’s smart clothes measure your body’s movements more accurately than ever

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Clothes will eventually become smart and be able to measure, monitor, and analyse everything from your movements and respiration rates to your biochemistry, this is another step in that direction.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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Material that harvests electricity directly from 5G signals ushers in the “Internet of Electricity”

Material that harvests electricity directly from 5G signals ushers in the “Internet of Electricity”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Imagine never having to plug your devices into a plug socket again, and accessing electricity in the same way you access WiFi – that’s now possible.   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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Future wearables will be powered by your skin

Future wearables will be powered by your skin

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One day batteries will go away as new materials help us harness energy in more natural and more convenient 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. Energy is all around us. And...

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New smartphone ultrasound fingerprint sensor really gets under your skin

New smartphone ultrasound fingerprint sensor really gets under your skin

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Biometrics can be increasingly easily hacked, so we need to find new ways to authenticate people.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Many people already use fingerprint recognition technology to access their...

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Researchers hail new Earable Computing era as a thing

Researchers hail new Earable Computing era as a thing

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Ears are often overlooked as a place to shove a computer into but as computing and sensor technologies become smaller and more sophisticated the researchers have a good point.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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Printed flexible electronics bring smarter smart clothes closer to reality

Printed flexible electronics bring smarter smart clothes closer to reality

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Smaller and more flexible electronics and computer components will help us create even more intelligent smart clothes that can monitor our wellbeing in immense depth and detail.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, enjoy exclusive content, future proof yourself with XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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Researchers’ brainwave reading temporary tattoo reads your mind and your moods

Researchers’ brainwave reading temporary tattoo reads your mind and your moods

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Controlling technology with our minds will bring about a revolution in computing and computer interfaces,  and this new BMI Smart Tattoo brings it into everyone’s reach.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. One of the facts about exponential...

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Scientists are developing a face mask that lights up if it detects Covid-19

Scientists are developing a face mask that lights up if it detects Covid-19

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Detecting the presence of Coronavirus is difficult, this makes it as easy as strapping on a basic face mask.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Coronavirus, Covid-19, is having a devastating impact on people and one of the...

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Wearables join the fight to help identify people infected with Covid-19

Wearables join the fight to help identify people infected with Covid-19

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Coronavirus tests have been in very short supply, and many simply don’t work, so wearables are being bought in to help join the fight. Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Since COVID-19 first began to spread, several digital health...

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Sweat sensor for wearables opens up a treasure trove of healthcare data

Sweat sensor for wearables opens up a treasure trove of healthcare data

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Sweat sensors aren’t sexy but they can open up a treasure trove of health information that can help keep you feeling at the top of your game.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Sweat might make you smell...

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Featured Futurist: Stuff Magazine, The Invisible Wearables

Featured Futurist: Stuff Magazine, The Invisible Wearables

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future wearables won’t just track your heart rate, they’ll know more about you than you do and help you in ways you couldn’t imagine.   Firstly, thank you to James and the team for inviting me to be Stuff magazine’s new monthly columnist...

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Next gen wearable monitors your blood and the environment to improve your health

Next gen wearable monitors your blood and the environment to improve your health

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today’s wearables don’t monitor many of your vital signs or the environment, and now researchers have found a way to close that gap.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Let’s face it, you’re wearable sucks. If it’s anything...

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Futurist Keynote, France: The Future of Sport, Decathlon

Futurist Keynote, France: The Future of Sport, Decathlon

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Sport is amazingly powerful, it transcends national politics, and its benefits on our mental and physical well being are well documented, so let’s take a look at what the future holds.   It was with great delight that I was asked to be the keynote...

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Magnetic human skin breakthrough could lead to new types of wearables

Magnetic human skin breakthrough could lead to new types of wearables

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Technology is getting closer to the human body but we’re still culturally not ready to “merge” with it yet, so artificial skins could be an interesting middle ground until that happens.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently...

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A new artificial human skin gives people spiderman like superpowers

A new artificial human skin gives people spiderman like superpowers

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As sensors and flexible electronics start to combine it opens up new amazing possibilities.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Researchers at the University of Connecticut and University of Toronto have developed artificial skin that gives its wearer, whether they’re robots...

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Researchers tap transistors unique quantum fingerprints to ID systems and stop cyber criminals

Researchers tap transistors unique quantum fingerprints to ID systems and stop cyber criminals

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the rise in the number of connected devices and systems is out paced only by the rise in #cyber attacks, researchers have found a new way to identify individual systems at the quantum level.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch...

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