Good Day! This is my weekly newsletter, with a dose of insights into the future. The topic of this newsletter is the exponential times we live in, hence the title of f(x) = e^x, which is the (natural) exponential function.
An Analogue Renaissance, Digital Real Estate and Bioinformatics
My latest episode:
In a world of digital landlords and nano-sensors, the ones and zeros are king. In this episode of The Digital Speaker series, I will explore an emerging trend in the digital sphere; an increasing aversion to over-digitised tech and why we may be on the cusp of an analogue renaissance.
After, I will go to the other end of the digital spectrum and examine how the digital world I exist in, could one day be worth more than land in the real world.
Then, for the final segment in today’s digital download, I will take a look at bioinformatics. What is it, and what it spells for the digital future of healthcare.
Three Useful Nuggets of Information
My weekly tips from around the web to get you thinking.
1. Farming is finally ready for robots.
The pandemic -- and its impacts on workers and the supply chain -- has pushed farmers to invest in automation, and the robots are coming to a field near you. (VentureBeat)
2. AI is making a ‘once in a generation’ advance in biology.
For a simple protein, the RoseTTAFold algorithm was able to solve the structure using a gaming computer in about 10 minutes, and AI has only just started learning to fold protein structures. (Singularity Hub)
3. Is your Tesla a supercomputer?
Autonomous vehicles use the equivalent of 200 laptops to get around. Some people want to tap that computing power to decode viruses or mine bitcoin. (Wired)