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!

EP05 - Between Two Bots with Garry Bolles

My latest podcast:

Welcome to the 5th episode of the Between Two Bots podcast. In this podcast, we discuss the cultural, technological and ethical implications of artificial intelligence and AI-based decisions. A discussion that is so important to have as it affects us all. Especially now, that our relationship with machines is changing as we move from human to human, to human to machine, to machine to machine interactions. AI becomes more pervasive and has a bigger impact on how we live and how and the work that we do.

This week's guest is Gary Bolles. Gary leads Lead Singularity University's activities related to the shift to a digital work economy, helping individuals, organizations, and government agencies to navigate disruptive change. A frequent lecturer on the future of work and the future of learning, Gary is the author of "The Next Rules of Work".

You can watch the episode on Vimeo or YouTube or listen to it on SimpleCast, Spotify or your favourite podcast platform.


Three Useful Nuggets of Information

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

1. Why we cannot trust BigTech.

Meta deleted an artist's Instagram account with the username @Metaverse. This is exactly why we need a decentralised, open metaverse to prevent companies like Meta from "incorrectly" removing accounts for impersonation and deleting someone's entire identity. (The Guardian)

2. An NFT project sold for $91.8 million

An artist raising $91.8 million in 48 hours from 28.000 buyers - welcome to the metaverse... (The Art Newspaper)

3. Neurons are surprisingly complex tiny computers.

Israeli scientists found it took nearly 1,000 artificial neurons to reproduce the behaviour of a single biological neuron from the brain's cortex. (Singularity)


Metaverse Survey

I am writing my 4th book on the metaverse to help uncover the immersive internet and how it will unlock a trillion-dollar economy. I am looking for input from anyone who is linked to the metaverse in some way. I already conducted 100 interviews, but I want to gain as broad a perspective as possible and include as many stakeholders in the book as possible. Your input will help improve the book with the objective of writing the blueprint for an open metaverse. Thanks!