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Ending Aging.... the Other Pandemic

As the world faces COVID-19, there is a second pandemic killing everyone… it’s called aging. And for the first time ever, scientists and entrepreneurs think there’s a way to slow aging in its tracks, and perhaps even reverse it. In this blog, we’ll do a quick review of the cutting-edge tech that gives me tremendous hope that we can add a healthy 20 or 30 years onto our healthspan, ultimately[…]

Materials Science: the Unsung Hero

Few recognize the vast implications of materials science. To build today’s smartphone in the 1980s, it would cost about $110 million, require nearly 200 kilowatts of energy, and the device would be 14 meters tall, according to Applied Materials CTO Omkaram Nalamasu. That's the power of materials advances. Materials science has democratized smartphones, bringing the technology to the pockets of[…]

AI & Shopping - A New Retail Era

AI and broadband are eating retail for breakfast. In the first half of 2019, we’ve seen 19 retailer bankruptcies. And the retail apocalypse is only accelerating.

Pursuing Moonshots: Martine Rothblatt’s Story

You just learned your daughter’s disease gives her less than 5 years to live. How do you react? Would you strive to make her last years the most fulfilling? Or would you search every medical journal, contact every scientist, and find her a cure?

transforming sick care into healthcare - part 1

The U.S. healthcare industry is in for a major disruption in the decade ahead.

Hyperloop, Rocket Travel, and Avatars

What’s faster than autonomous vehicles and flying cars? 

Revolutionizing Disaster Relief: A Tale of Convergence

Between 2005 and 2014, natural disasters have claimed the lives of over 700,000 people and resulted in total damage of more than US$1.4 trillion.

Gigabit bandwidth EVERYWHERE, ALWAYS

We’re about to connect 8 billion people on the planet, everywhere, all the time, at near zero cost. This is a future of gigabit connection speeds at the top of Mt. Everest or in the Gobi desert.

Future of Transport (Part 1): Flying Cars & Aerial Ridesharing

In 2018, for the sixth straight year, Los Angeles earned the dubious honor of being the most gridlocked metropolis in the world, where the average driver spends 2.5 working weeks per year trapped in traffic.

Abundance Insider: October 23rd, 2019

In this week's Abundance Insider: OpenAI's robotic hand, ANA's pursuit of avatars to replace flying, and DARPA's new inroads in BCIs. P.S. Send any tips to our team by clicking here, and send your friends and family to this link to subscribe to Abundance Insider. P.P.S. Want to learn more about exponential technologies and home in on your MTP/ Moonshot? Abundance Digital, a Singularity University[…]

The Future of Food: Protein in 2030 (Part 2)

Could a hamburger grown in a lab from Kobe beef stem cells be cheaper, better tasting and healthier for you?

The Future of Food: 3D Printing, Vertical Farming & Materials Science (Part 1)

Food… What we eat, and how we grow it, will be fundamentally transformed in the next decade.

Abundance Insider: October 11th, 2019

In this week's Abundance Insider: Lab-grown meat in space, a brain-controlled exoskeleton, and wireless charging of IoT-connected devices. P.S. Send any tips to our team by clicking here, and send your friends and family to this link to subscribe to Abundance Insider. P.P.S. Want to learn more about exponential technologies and home in on your MTP/ Moonshot? Abundance Digital, a Singularity[…]

Abundance Insider: October 4th, 2019

In this week's Abundance Insider: Google's VR Versailles Tour, new artificial skin for haptic feedback, and photovoltaic-powered sensors. P.S. Send any tips to our team by clicking here, and send your friends and family to this link to subscribe to Abundance Insider. P.P.S. Want to learn more about exponential technologies and home in on your MTP/ Moonshot? Abundance Digital, a Singularity[…]

Abundance Insider: September 27th, 2019

In this week's Abundance Insider: New CRISPR explorations, CTRL-labs' neural monitoring armband, and a nighttime solar panel. P.S. Send any tips to our team by clicking here, and send your friends and family to this link to subscribe to Abundance Insider. P.P.S. Want to learn more about exponential technologies and home in on your MTP/ Moonshot? Abundance Digital, a Singularity University[…]

Abundance Insider: September 20th, 2019

In this week's Abundance Insider: A new record in residential energy storage, bioreactors for carbon sequestration, and democratized AI toolkits. P.S. Send any tips to our team by clicking here, and send your friends and family to this link to subscribe to Abundance Insider. P.P.S. Want to learn more about exponential technologies and home in on your MTP/ Moonshot? Abundance Digital, a[…]

Abundance Insider: September 14th, 2019

In this week's Abundance Insider: Mixing cement in space, Facebook's initiative to battle deepfakes, and a new candidate for targeted cancer therapy. P.S. Send any tips to our team by clicking here, and send your friends and family to this link to subscribe to Abundance Insider. P.P.S. Want to learn more about exponential technologies and home in on your MTP/ Moonshot? Abundance Digital, a[…]

Disrupting Real Estate & Construction

In the wake of the housing market collapse of 2008, one entrepreneur decided to dive right into the failing real estate industry. But this time, he didn’t buy any real estate to begin with. Instead, Glenn Sanford decided to launch the first-ever cloud-based real estate brokerage, eXp Realty.

Abundance Insider: May 10th, 2019

In this week's Abundance Insider: Agile automatons, trillion-sensor energy storage, and 3D-printed "breathing" lungs. Cheers, Peter, Marissa, Kelley, Greg, Bri, Jarom, Joseph, Derek, Jason, Claire, Max and Nora P.S. Send any tips to our team by clicking here, and send your friends and family to this link to subscribe to Abundance Insider. P.P.S. Want to learn more about exponential technologies[…]

Abundance Insider: May 3rd, 2019

In this week's Abundance Insider: Pollution-eating artificial trees, AR contact lenses, and a "brain decoder" that turns thoughts into speech. Cheers, Peter, Marissa, Kelley, Greg, Bri, Jarom, Joseph, Derek, Jason, Claire, Max and Nora P.S. Send any tips to our team by clicking here, and send your friends and family to this link to subscribe to Abundance Insider. P.P.S. Want to learn more about[…]

Abundance Insider: April 26th, 2019

In this week's Abundance Insider: Tesla robo-taxis, eco-friendly transparent wood, and Alphabet's Wing drones get FAA certification. Cheers, Peter, Marissa, Kelley, Greg, Bri, Jarom, Joseph, Derek, Jason, Claire, Max and Nora P.S. Send any tips to our team by clicking here, and send your friends and family to this link to subscribe to Abundance Insider. P.P.S. Want to learn more about exponential[…]

Abundance Insider: April 12th, 2019

  In this week's Abundance Insider: Smart sleepwear, herbaceous cyber agriculture, and a new wonder material. Cheers, Peter, Marissa, Kelley, Greg, Bri, Jarom, Joseph, Derek, Jason, Nora, Claire and Max P.S. Send any tips to our team by clicking here, and send your friends and family to this link to subscribe to Abundance Insider. P.P.S. Want to learn more about exponential technologies and hone[…]

Revolutionizing Disaster Relief: A Tale of Convergence

Between 2005 and 2014, natural disasters have claimed the lives of over 700,000 people and resulted in total damage of more than US$1.4 trillion.

3D Printing - 5 Anticipated Breakthroughs to Watch

Convergence is accelerating disruption… Everywhere!

Abundance Insider: March 15th, 2019

In this week's Abundance Insider: Noise-cancelling metamaterials, algorithms for early Alzheimer's diagnosis, and CRISPR's convergence with lab-grown meat. Cheers, Peter, Marissa, Kelley, Greg, Bri, Jarom, Joseph, Derek, Jason, Claire and Max P.S. Send any tips to our team by clicking here, and send your friends and family to this link to subscribe to Abundance Insider. P.P.S. Join Peter[…]

Future of Cities Part 2: Visions of the Future

Tomorrow’s cities are reshaping almost every industry imaginable, and birthing those we’ve never heard of.

Future of Smart Cities - Part 1

Each week alone, an estimated 1.3 million people move into cities, driving urbanization on an unstoppable scale. 

Abundance Insider: February 8th, 2019

 In this week's Abundance Insider: Climbing robotic plants, a diabetes breakthrough, and a bigger-than Woodstock virtual concert in Fortnite. Cheers, Peter, Marissa, Kelley, Greg, Bri, Jarom, Joseph, Derek, Jason, Claire and Max P.S. Send any tips to our team by clicking here, and send your friends and family to this link to subscribe to Abundance Insider. P.P.S. Want to learn more about[…]

Abundance Insider: January 25th, 2019

In this week's Abundance Insider: Lab-grown blood vessels, augmenting human-robot teamwork, and the latest microrobot breakthrough. Cheers, Peter, Marissa, Kelley, Greg, Bri, Jarom, Joseph, Derek, Jason, Claire and Max P.S. Send any tips to our team by clicking here, and send your friends and family to this link to subscribe to Abundance Insider. P.P.S. Abundance 360 is only two days away! Join[…]

Abundance Insider: December 14th, 2018

 

Abundance Insider: October 26th, 2018

In this week's Abundance Insider: Molecular computing biosensors, space botany, and fine dining in virtual reality. Cheers, Peter, Marissa, Kelley, Greg, Bri, Jarom, Joseph, Derek, Jason, Claire and Max P.S. Send any tips to our team by clicking here, and send your friends and family to this link to subscribe to Abundance Insider. P.P.S. On November 7th, Abundance Digital will be streaming an[…]

Abundance Insider: September 21st

In this week's Abundance Insider: $100 ultrasounds, a new drone flight breakthrough, and the largest deal for driverless grocery delivery. Cheers, Peter, Marissa, Kelley, Greg, Bri, Jarom, Joseph, Derek, Jason, Claire and Max P.S. Send any tips to our team by clicking here, and send your friends and family to this link to subscribe to Abundance Insider. P.P.S. Last week, Abundance Digital[…]

Abundance Insider: July 13th, 2018 Edition

In this week's Abundance Insider: Kroger's autonomous delivery pilot, robot stunt doubles, and self-learning robots. Cheers, Peter, Marissa, Kelley, Greg, AJ, Bri, Jarom, Joseph, Derek, Jason, Claire and Max P.S. Send any tips to our team by clicking here, and send your friends and family to this link to subscribe to Abundance Insider. Disney Imagineering Releases Autonomous Robot Stunt Doubles[…]

Materials Revolution

Last year, I ran a competition to find my next “Strike Force” interns. Max Goldberg and Claire Adair won the competition, and joined me at Abundance 360 as special correspondents. In this blog, you’ll learn key insights from A360 on the materials engineering revolution, as written by Max and edited by Marissa Brassfield.

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