In a world first patent officials in South Africa credited an AI as an inventor

In a world first patent officials in South Africa credited an AI as an inventor

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Humans are no longer the only inventors in town and this marks the start of a new AI driven innovation revolution.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been...

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Energy free aerogels help scientists turn air into clean water

Energy free aerogels help scientists turn air into clean water

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Only 3% of the Earth’s water is fresh, and most of that is locked in the atmosphere.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Some say future wars will be fought over water,...

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The world’s first satellite that can be re-programmed in orbit heads to final assembly

The world’s first satellite that can be re-programmed in orbit heads to final assembly

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Once a satellite is launched it normally does one thing and one thing alone and can never be altered or reprogrammed – now they can.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. So...

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Digital humans that sign make more content accessible to the deaf community

Digital humans that sign make more content accessible to the deaf community

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Accessibility is a cornerstone of our society but for many people it’s still a challenge.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In what seems to be a world first New Zealand tech...

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IBM pushes the boundaries and unveils the world’s first 2nm computer chip

IBM pushes the boundaries and unveils the world’s first 2nm computer chip

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Moore’s Law is still grinding out gains, but they’re getting harder and more expensive to realise.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A year or so after Chinese researchers unveiled the world’s...

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World’s first handheld neutron detector detects bombs and nuclear material in real time

World’s first handheld neutron detector detects bombs and nuclear material in real time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We now have an easy way to detect bombs and nuclear weapons, in a convenient hand held device …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. After the successful test of the WATCHMAN...

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NASA students show off the world’s first 3D printed rocket pad

NASA students show off the world’s first 3D printed rocket pad

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing is going to make colonising space much much easier, so companies and students everywhere are now trying to perfect the designs, processes, and technology.   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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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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David Attenborough backs new technology that can recycle all plastics

David Attenborough backs new technology that can recycle all plastics

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Plastic is a great material, but it’s also a curse that needs a cure … this is the first time a single technology has been able to recycle every kind of plastic.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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Australian firm unveils the world’s first Hydrogen battery to power homes

Australian firm unveils the world’s first Hydrogen battery to power homes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future homes won’t be powered by electricity from power stations – and there will be plenty of alternatives.   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 energy industry is changing. Yesterday...

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In a world first an AI just made it’s own synthetic human genome

In a world first an AI just made it’s own synthetic human genome

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF What happens when AI can design its own humans? And then breed them ex vivo? The future is weirder than you could ever imagine …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Have...

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First of a kind prototoype Russian TV ditches the plug to go fully wireless

First of a kind prototoype Russian TV ditches the plug to go fully wireless

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Cables of all kinds are a hassle, and this is the world’s first TV that powers itself wirelessly.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A lot has been happening in the world...

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Designers unveil the world’s first hydrogen powered superyacht

Designers unveil the world’s first hydrogen powered superyacht

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hydrogen packs ten times the energy of traditional LiON batteries and is a clean, green fuel, but its commercialisation has so far been alot slower than competing energy alternatives.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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Singapore becomes the first country in the world to approve lab made meat for sale

Singapore becomes the first country in the world to approve lab made meat for sale

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF For tens of thousands of years humankind have gotten their meat from animals, now that no longer needs to be the case.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Every new technology faces many...

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Scientists show off the world’s first 3D printed mini human heart

Scientists show off the world’s first 3D printed mini human heart

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Four years ago we could “only” 3D print human heart tissue, now we have a working mini human heart, and by the end of this decade we could have a full sized version that could be transplanted into the first brave patients.   Love the...

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China launches the world’s first 6G satellite

China launches the world’s first 6G satellite

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 6G will enable mobile broadband speeds of Terabits per second compared with 5G’s gigabits per second speeds, and China wants to be the world leader in the technology.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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TCL shows off the world’s first sideways rolling TV

TCL shows off the world’s first sideways rolling TV

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Flexible displays and screens have been a long time coming, but they are finally emerging …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Sci-fi films often have a bunch of fancy gadgets,...

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South Park creators announce the world’s first DeepFake sattire TV show

South Park creators announce the world’s first DeepFake sattire TV show

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF DeepFakes and synthetic content will continue to redefine how we make content and the tools we use to make it.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Wherever you look at the moment...

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University researchers unveil the world’s first portable MRI machine

University researchers unveil the world’s first portable MRI machine

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you wanted proof that technology always gets smaller then here it is, and in this case it could revolutionist patient diagnostics.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our FREE XPotential Community, enjoy exclusive content, future proof yourself with XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Over time everyone knows...

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Blind patient regains sight after world’s first in vivo gene editing trial goes without a hitch

Blind patient regains sight after world’s first in vivo gene editing trial goes without a hitch

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Normally doctors correct faulty genes outside of the body, this is the first time ever it’s been done inside the body.   Interested in the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from our XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A while ago I...

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