The f(x) = e^x | digital fashion and really fast internet
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.
Digital Fashion: The Next Frontier in Fashion
My latest article:
Digital fashion is a world without the need for fabric, sewing, and clothing. Instead, virtual fashion is making new designs using data and AI, disrupting the fashion industry.
What are the advantages of digital fashion over physical fashion? Is virtual fashion genuinely possible? Can a virtual outfit make us look better than our actual outfit, and will it change our identity?
Digital fashion is no longer limited to the realms of sci-fi. With all the developments in this relatively new field, it's only a matter of time before digital fashion becomes a part of our everyday lives.
Three Useful Nuggets of Information
My weekly tips from around the web to get you thinking.
1. Downloading 80.000 movies in one second 🤯
Japanese researchers have broken the world record for internet speeds via a fiber optic cable. The engineers were able to push the download speed to 319 terabits per second (Tb/s), or roughly 7.6 million times faster than what you have at home. It would take just 7.67 seconds to download all the movies in the Internet Movie Database. (Freethink)
2. A cockroach-AI love story.
GPT-3 has written its first movie. Artist Miao Ying used GPT-3 to generate a short story at first. This was then broken down into parts and fed back to GPT-3 to develop more from it, which later became the chapters in the film. The result is a 30-minute love story between a cockroach and an AI. (Wired)
3. VR helped separate conjoined twins in a 33-hour surgery.
Doctors used the latest technology to rescue a pair of twins born conjoined at the head, a pioneering procedure that relied on virtual-reality training to ensure success. (Fierce Biotech)
Artificial Intelligence learns to fly.
Move over, autopilot; here is an AI that can fly by itself. As you'd expect from Carnegie Mellon, the technology has been developed with safety. The idea is that an AI like this could help fly drones, assist a human pilot, or even someday fly a plane on its own. (PopSci+)