The f(x) = e^x | augmented reality and a new podcast

The f(x) = e^x | augmented reality and a new podcast
👋 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.

You can visit The Digital Speaker to book me as a keynote speaker for your next event or to hire me as a future tech coach for your CEO. I have also published my trend predictions for 2022.

How Augmented Reality Will Become Part of Reality Before 2030

My latest article:

Augmented reality will offer a digital layer with endless possibilities because it can be used anywhere at any moment and deliver a unique experience depending on your location and where you are looking.

However, while augmented reality is likely to have a bigger impact on our lives than virtual reality, it is also a lot harder to achieve, as you are dealing with the chaotic and ever-changing real world that you cannot control.

In the coming years, we can expect the technology to catch up, and sleek AR glasses will become the norm, most likely replacing our phones and computers towards the end of this decade.

Three Useful Nuggets of Information

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

1. Google Maps goes AR, making it even harder to get lost.

Google Maps has been leading the charge in augmented reality. In 2019, it launched walking navigation powered by AR; two years later—in 2021—it introduced indoor AR navigation. Now its latest innovation is something you'll see after searching for a location: augmented reality search results! (ARS Technica)

2. Books Enter The Metaverse 📚

Nick Philip of the Imaginary Foundation art collective created ‘Paper Metaverse’—a unique augmented reality (AR) exhibit blending cutting-edge technology with paperback books. Classic literature surrounds visitors, enabling them to scan real paperbacks with smartphones to unlock AR-powered NFTs. (VR Scout)

3. How The Nobel Prize For Physics Could Impact Your Future.

Three scientists: Alain Aspect, John F. Clauser, and Anton Zeilinger received the Nobel Prize for their work in quantum weirdness. According to the Nobel Prize Committee, their work has broad implications for secure information transfer, cryptography, and quantum computing. (New York Times)

The Step into the Metaverse Podcast!

A few months ago, I published my fourth book Step into the Metaverse, which is meant as a blueprint for an open metaverse. As part of this book, I did nearly 100 in-depth interviews with the stakeholders building the open metaverse. I have turned a selection of these interviews into a new podcast, called ‘Step into the Metaverse’.

The first episode will be published later this week and consists of a very interesting interview with Jamie Burke, one of the leaders in the space and the author of the foreword of my new book. Other interviews that will drop in the coming weeks are with Jon Radoff, Timmu Toke, Hannah Glass, Jerry Heinz, Christiaan Eisberg, David Francis, Chris Matthieu, Jimi Diode and Paul Hamilton.

Later, an additional 24 episodes will drop, so if you are interested in learning from the leaders, thought leaders and founders building the open metaverse, subscribe to my podcast, and you will be notified when new interviews are published: Spotify, Apple,