The world’s first commercial quantum network is being built in London

The world’s first commercial quantum network is being built in London

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hackers want to steal data and eavesdrop on communications, quantum networks make that almost impossible.   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. Quantum networks, which are...

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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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In a world first Chinese hackers spoofed biometric authentication systems to steal $76 Million

In a world first Chinese hackers spoofed biometric authentication systems to steal $76 Million

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF You can change your password but you can’t change your face… and biometric authentication systems are now being hacked at scale.   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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Volvo uses the world’s first green steel to make itself a dump truck

Volvo uses the world’s first green steel to make itself a dump truck

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Heavy industry accounts for 7% of all greenhouse gas emissions, and now the industry’s going zero emissions.   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 world’s...

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MotoGP stands up the world’s first ultra-fast standalone 5G broadcasting system

MotoGP stands up the world’s first ultra-fast standalone 5G broadcasting system

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One of 5G’s major future use cases is being able to stream live events in 8k without the need for hideously expensive professional broadcast equipment.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. 5G...

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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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