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.

Recently, I launched my new concept The Digital Speaker and you can now book me as an avatar or hologram. Also, my tech trend prediction for 2021 is out, read it here!


The Transformative Power of Blockchain: How Will It Affect Your Enterprise?

My latest article:

According to the World Economic Forum, 10 percent of the global gross domestic product (GDP) will be stored in blockchain technology by 2027. It has major implications in every industry: impacting how businesses are governed, how transactions are handled, and who owns the data they produce. I was interviewed by Oracle on the intricacies of Blockchain for enterprises and how blockchain is changing the way businesses think about and use data, and even how it can help create a more fair and transparent world.​


Three Useful Nuggets of Information

My weekly tips from around the web to get you thinking.

1. While we are waiting for 5G, 6G is already researched.

If you cannot wait until 5G arrives, you will be pleased to know that researchers are already working on 6G. 6G will be the 140-gigahertz, 220-GHz, and 340-GHz frequencies, which are significantly higher than the 3.4 to 3.8 GHz band being leveraged for 5G. However, research will take at least another 10 years. (IEEE)

2. AI can grade paper almost as well as teachers.

Chinese schools are testing artificial intelligence to grade papers and the AI is almost as good in grading student papers as teachers. Approximately 60.000 schools are experimenting with AI to help teachers score papers and even offer suggestions to students when necessary. (VentureBeat)

3. Will the world’s first autonomous cargo ship be Chinese?

After a decade of research, Chinese firm Oceanalpha is ready to start building autonomous container vessels. It is racing against competitors from Norway to build the first 50-meter vessel with a loading capacity of 500 metric tons and a range of 500 nautical miles per charge. (Bloomberg)