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

The f(x) = e^x | Data Rights Will Be The New Civil Rights
đź‘‹ Hi, I am Mark. I am a strategic futurist and innovation keynote speaker. I advise governments and enterprises on emerging technologies such as AI or the metaverse. My subscribers receive a free weekly newsletter on cutting-edge technology.

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!

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, 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 a strategic futurist known as The Digital Speaker. He stands at the forefront of the digital age and lives and breathes cutting-edge technologies to inspire Fortune 500 companies and governments worldwide. As an optimistic dystopian, he has a deep understanding of AI, blockchain, the metaverse, and other emerging technologies, and he blends academic rigour with technological innovation.

His pioneering efforts include the world’s first TEDx Talk in VR in 2020. In 2023, he further pushed boundaries when he delivered a TEDx talk in Athens with his digital twin , delving into the complex interplay of AI and our perception of reality. In 2024, he launched a digital twin of himself offering interactive, on-demand conversations via text, audio or video in 29 languages, thereby bridging the gap between the digital and physical worlds – another world’s first.

As a distinguished 5-time author and corporate educator, Dr Van Rijmenam is celebrated for his candid, independent, and balanced insights. He is also the founder of Futurwise , which focuses on elevating global digital awareness for a responsible and thriving digital future.


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