The f(x) = e^x | phygital events and the splinternet

The f(x) = e^x | phygital events and the splinternet
đŸ‘‹ 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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How Phygital Events Will Change the Event Industry

My latest article:

Due to the pandemic, the event industry has transformed significantly. Phygital events are more than just Zoom meetings. With the metaverse evolving, these hybrid events will define a new era for the events industry.

As the metaverse continues to evolve, we will see more innovations in the event industry, ranging from holographic projections, augmented experiences, and NFTs to meetings in virtual reality. These innovations will turn phygital events into magical experiences that deliver tremendous value for attendees, speakers, sponsors and organisers.

Three Useful Nuggets of Information

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

1. How the metaverse could be split in two.

The internet was always meant to be a global network of computers and databases to offer citizens of the world a connected experience. Unfortunately, the internet is increasingly turning into a splinternet, and the metaverse is likely no different, with China taking a different approach to the immersive internet than the rest of the world. (Wired)

2. Yesterday, Europe was burning; this could happen more.

Climate change-driven heat events pushing UK temperatures to record highs yesterday can become the new normal until 2060. (Bloomberg)

3. The first chip was implanted in a human, and it wasn't Musk.

Synchron, a brain-computer interface startup, beat Elon Musk's Neuralink by implanting a 1.5-inch chip in the brain of a US ALS patient for the first time. (Insider)

Should We Worry About Artificial Intelligence?

Humans are an incredibly adaptable species, but what will the impact be of new technologies and possible AI sentience on the world?