Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!
👋 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.

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 2021 is out, read it here!

2018 in Review: The Year of Transition is Over

My latest article:

With the year almost over now and this being my last article of 2018, let’s look back at some of my most popular articles of last year. A quick recap if you missed something in the past 12 months and to prepare you for the Year of Truth that is upon us. It was an exciting year, and we are only getting started. Thank you for your interest in my articles and subscribing to my newsletter. I hope it has been useful for you and your organisation. I wish you happy holidays and all the best for 2019!

Three Useful Nuggets of Information

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

1. Could Shenzhen outperform Silicon Valley?

If you have heard of Shenzhen, it probably is because of Made in China. After years of being the world's factory, they are now turning to more advanced products, combining software, hardware and artificial intelligence. Can it outperform Silicon Valley in becoming a global hub for innovation, entrepreneurship and manufacturing? (MIT)

2. 25% of recent ICOs might have violated US securities law.

According to Pantera Capital Management, 25% of the projects its ICO fund invested in last year, might have been in violation to US securities law. They did not register with the SEC and allowed individuals to invest. As a result, they might be required to refund the money. (Bloomberg)

3. How to protect yourself from your Christmas present.

If you receive a connected device from Santa Claus this year, be careful when you connect it to the internet. You might be given the manufacturer a lot of data without knowing. Fortunately, with a bit of patience, you can prevent this. (The Guardian)


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