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 2022 is out, read it here!

How the Enterprise Metaverse Will Change Collaboration

My latest article:

As the metaverse kicks into gear, remote working technologies will become more advanced and intuitive, making collaboration, and socialising with friends and family across the digital highway a lot more comfortable than using the current versions of Zoom or Teams.

In the enterprise metaverse, employees and teams can be anywhere and seamlessly collaborate on any given project. Recently, the International Security Alliance showed what is possible in the metaverse by bringing together 10 law enforcement organisations worldwide for ISALEX 2.0 to do a joint exercise in the metaverse. The exercise combined virtual worlds with physical evidence to mimic real-life scenarios without the risks—a great example of the enterprise metaverse.


Three Useful Nuggets of Information

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

1. Supply chains are complex and vulnerable. Especially today.

When the pandemic started, supply chains worldwide came to a grinding halt. Since then, problems have been getting worse, but, as always, tech seems to offer a solution to understand global supply chains better. (Wired)

2. Quantum computing is coming, but not just yet.

Like the metaverse, quantum computing is a buzzword, and there is a lot of hype. There are grand predictions that it will change our lives soon, but while eventually, it could solve many of our challenges, it is still a long way out. (MIT)

3. What's worse than fake news? Fake research about fake news.

This gets confusing really quickly, but it is worth the read in this era of misinformation. (The Atlantic)


You can pre-order Step into the Metaverse.

The metaverse is real and coming, and we have a chance to build an open, decentralized and interoperable metaverse not controlled by BigTech but by its users. This book is an attempt to describe how to achieve that. The book and Kindle are available for pre-order now.