The f(x) = e^x | How the metaverse will revolutionize shopping

The f(x) = e^x | How the metaverse will revolutionize shopping
👋 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.

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From eCommerce to iCommerce; How the Metaverse Will Revolutionise Shopping

My latest article:

As we step into the metaverse, the next iteration of the internet will create an entirely new channel for brands to connect with their consumers. Where the internet ushered in the eCommerce era, the metaverse will start the iCommerce era, and many brands are already exploring creating unique experiences in the metaverse. This new channel will enable Direct-to-Avatar sales of digital-only products, and it will revolutionize how we shop online. We will move from ‘click and buy’ to ‘experience and buy’, enabling users to experience a product virtually before the physical or digital version is delivered.

Three Useful Nuggets of Information

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

1. Will there be a digital dollar? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

After months of research and delays, the Federal Reserve finally released its study on the feasibility of a digital dollar. While China is marching ahead with a digital Yuan, the US central bank "takes no position on the ultimate desirability" of a digital dollar. (Morning Brew)

2. A cyberwar in Ukraine could have global consequences.

Russia's 100,000 soldiers on Ukraine's border are not the only threat to the country and the world. A full-blown cyberwar could have ripple effects across the globe. (MIT Technology Review)

3. A 22-year old builds chips in his parent's garage. Why not?

Where Intel spends $100 billion on a new chip factory, Sam Zeloof built a homemade computer chip with 1,200 transistors by combining 1970s-era machines with homemade designs. (Wired)

James Webb has reached its destination.

After more than 1.5 million kilometers in space, the $10 billion telescope has successfully reached its destination in space. After testing all its equipment and aligning its mirrors, the telescope will start looking back to the beginning of time.

Image credit: Adriana Manrique Gutierrez/NASA