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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Why the Metaverse Will Usher in the Experience Era

My latest article:

The metaverse is the next evolution in the way we will work, live, and play. It will be a world where the physical and digital worlds merge, and all of our data, including identity, personality, reputation, and assets, can be used in new ways so that people can create their own unique, magical experiences, environments and interactions.

The result will be more engaging work experiences, new ways to learn and novel ways to connect with customers. The result is the Experience Era, where everything that we do can be a unique and immersive experience, which will likely make work, education and connecting with brands a lot more fun.


Three Useful Nuggets of Information

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

1. 9,000 Years of Work in 36 Microseconds.

Researchers in Toronto used a photonic quantum computer chip to solve a sampling problem that went way beyond the fastest computers and algorithms. The Borealis quantum chip required only 36 microseconds instead of the 9,000 years the world's fastest supercomputer would have required. (Twisted Sifter)

2. One million miles on one battery charge 🚙

The cure for ridiculously high gas prices is simple: quantum batteries. What if an EV could travel a million miles between charges? (TNW)

3. AI is now writing and submitting academic papers.

Researchers have teamed up with GPT-3 to write an academic paper. The academic essay is about the AI itself and has been submitted for publication.  AI first authors represent many (ethical) challenges that will likely change academic publishing in the long run. (Scientific American)


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