The f(x) = e^x | What is the Metaverse

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!

What is the Metaverse, and How Will It Change Society?

My latest article:

Before the end of this decade, we will have converted the mobile, or social, internet, to an immersive, omnipresent, persistent internet, where magic seems to happen constantly. As such, the metaverse will usher in a new age; the Imagination Age.

But what is the metaverse? The metaverse can be seen as the next iteration of the internet: a version that supports immersive, interactive, and persistent online digital experiences. It will be the convergence of the physical and the digital world and can be seen as the next iteration of the internet.

This immersive internet will enable humanity to experience the real and the digital in ways we could never imagine before and unlock trillions of dollars in value for society.


Three Useful Nuggets of Information

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

1. Zuck's dream of world domination is falling apart.

With almost 3 billion users, Zuckerberg was well on its way to world domination, but after a week from hell, Meta lost 25% of its value, threatened to close down Facebook and Instagram in Europe - yay - and sold his crypto project Diem, formerly known as Libra, things look a little bit different now. (The Verge)

2. The IOC launched Olympic-themed NFTs. 🏂

In case you missed it, the Winter Olympics started last week. While some call these Olympics the most controversial Olympics since 1936, the IOC is launching a Beijing Olympics-themed mobile game with NFTs. (CNBC)

3. One hacker really does not like Kim Jong-un.

Last year, an independent hacker who goes by the handle P4x was hacked by the North-Korean government. He clearly did not appreciate this and took down the country's entire internet on his  (Wired)


Incredible footage from Earth's rising

Take a break and enjoy this amazing footage of Earth rising over the moon’s horizon. The footage is shot by the lunar spacecraft Kaguya, floating 100KM above the moon's surface.

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