The f(x) = e^x | Data Rights Will Be The New Civil Rights

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.

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Data Rights Will Be The New Civil Rights


My latest episode:

Most of us would agree that the world of work will change more in the next decade than it has probably in the last 250 years since the first industrial revolution. However, it is also the case that there has never been a time in history when so many critical decisions have been made on our behalf, with so little transparency.

In today's show, we have Dan Turchin sharing his insights with us on the hype of today, AI, and especially AI ethics and how we can be human first in an era of technology, i.e. how to use AI technology ethically and responsibly.

Artificial intelligence, in essence, is math + data. With AI becoming commonplace, the need for data is growing as well, but we need to ensure that companies treat our data responsibly. As a result, data rights will be the new civil rights.

Join the conversation and watch the episode on YouTube, Vimeo, listen on Anchor.fm, Soundcloud or Spotify, or read the transcript on my website.


Three Useful Nuggets of Information

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

1. China’s intensifying crackdown on Bitcoin.

China ordered its bank to stop crypto trading, and it is shutting down the crypto mining industry, resulting in crypto prices tumbling. (Global Times)

2. Consumers will start to notice the global chip shortage.

Computer chips are difficult to make and even harder to supply in today’s chip crisis. The semiconductor companies are facing higher prices which they are passing on to consumers. (WSJ$)

3. Cloud gaming is finally here, but it is still untested tech.

Cloud gaming allows you to play any game with no console for the price of a Netflix subscription. It has been promised for years, but the tech is still very new and untested. Nevertheless, Big Tech is all in on it. (Morning Brew)


Dr Mark van Rijmenam
Dr Mark van Rijmenam

Dr Mark van Rijmenam is The Digital Speaker. He is a future tech strategist who thinks about how technology changes organisations, society and the metaverse. Dr Mark van Rijmenam is an international keynote speaker, 4x author and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Datafloq and the author of the book on the metaverse: Step into the Metaverse: How the Immersive Internet Will Unlock a Trillion-Dollar Social Economy detailing what the metaverse is and how organizations and consumers can benefit from the immersive internet.

He is the publisher of the ‘f(x) = e^x‘ newsletter, read by thousands of executives, on the future of work and the organization of tomorrow. The Digital Speaker has spoken in 20 countries across the globe and collectively inspired over 100.000 managers, directors and C-level executives.

Dr Mark van Rijmenam is The Digital Speaker. He is a future tech strategist who thinks about how emerging technologies change organizations, society and the metaverse. Van Rijmenam is an international keynote speaker, 4x author and entrepreneur.

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