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.
How the Future of Work will Improve the Employee Experience
My latest article:
Since the start of the internet, we have slowly transitioned from an analog species to a digital species: Homo Digitalis. As technology becomes a more important part of our work, human-machine interactions become the norm. We will move toward bionic organizations where data enable humans and machines to collaborate seamlessly.
However, embracing the metaverse, and the digital technologies enabling the metaverse, is easier said than done. It requires a culture of innovation, a deep understanding of these technologies, and forward-looking leadership embracing innovation instead of preventing it.
To succeed, organizations will need to lead by example, putting people at the core of each innovative endeavor and embracing change in all its forms. If done correctly, digital transformation will improve the employee experience and make organizations not only more humane but also more human.
Three Useful Nuggets of Information
My weekly tips from around the web to get you thinking.
1. The dangers of the metaverse are real.
In my new book, I discuss a wide variety of dangers lurking in the corners of the metaverse. Unfortunately, the immersive internet will extrapolate all the bad things currently happening on the internet. A reporter donned a VR headset, and within minutes she was harassed and assaulted. We need real solutions to prevent the metaverse from ending up a dystopian world. (The Guardian)
2. Gen Z is rejecting hard work. Attracting them will be hard.
“I don’t have goals. I don’t have ambition. I only want to be attractive.” - the start of a recent rant on TikTok by a Gen Z user. The new generation reaching the workforce soon has a different take on life, and attracting them as future employees will be challenging. They certainly do not want a 9-5 job in a cubicle. (Vox)
3. How has social media changed us.
This very long read discusses how social media has changed us in the past decade, how it has eroded trust in our society, and how it has had detrimental effects on our children. Worth the read. (The Atlantic)
Step into the Metaverse: English, Portuguese, Mandarin, Korean
Next month, my fourth book - Step into the Metaverse: How the Immersive Internet Will Unlock a Trillion-Dollar Social Economy - will hit the virtual bookshelves. ~250 people involved in building the metaverse contributed in some form or shape to the book, which is intended as a blueprint for an open metaverse. You can pre-order the book now. It will become available as an eBook, hardcopy, and audiobook, and multiple translations have already been signed.