The f(x) = e^x | how brain-computer interfaces will change our relationship with computers

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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The Future of Computing: How Brain-Computer Interfaces Will Change Our Relationship with Computers

My latest article:

Ever since Elon Musk’s Neuralink showcased the monkey Pager controlling a game with its mind, Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) came to the spotlight. The more we integrate BCIs, be it invasive or non-invasive BCI, into our lives, the more it will change our relationship with computers. In the past decades, we have gone from typing to speaking, and soon we might move to thinking to computers. In doing so, Brain-Computer Interfaces will open up a plethora of privacy issues that we will need to solve, preferably before BCIs become mainstream.

Three Useful Nuggets of Information

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

1. Facebook will change its name to rule the metaverse.

Mark Zuckerberg wants to be known as the king of the metaverse. Whether that is a good thing remains to be seen, but he is going all-in on the metaverse. Aside from hiring another 10.000 people to build the metaverse, in addition to the 10.000 people already working on it, next week, he will announce a name change that reflects his vision. (The Verge)

2. The car industry wants to mimic Netflix.

Subscription models are nothing new and we are very familiar with them when it comes to digital products. Now the automotive industry also wants to cash in on this trend; GM expects consumers to pay $135 per month to receive emergency assistance, enhanced maps, and software-enabled upgrades that boost acceleration. (Wired)

3. Suppression of online free speech is increasing.

Free speech on the internet is a blessing that has made the internet what it is. Unfortunately, more and more governments are turning to suppress free speech by learning from, among others, China's approach to limiting what people can say online. (The Economist)


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