Why the Internet has a Problem

A decentralised web was how the web was originally envisioned, but somehow in the past 25 years, it ended up in the hands of a few very powerful companies. As Sir Tim Berners-Lee said during the Decentralised Web Summit in 2016: > “The web was designed to be decentralised so that

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The Top 7 Technology Trends for 2018

It is that time of the year again and 2017 is over before we knew it. The Year of Intelligence [https://datafloq.com/read/the-top-7-big-data-trends-for-2017/2493] brought us a lot of progress and change; from over-hyped ICO’s to algorithms that created secret languages. As every year since 2012, I

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Beyond Bitcoin: 7 of the Top Trending Cryptocurrencies

When most people think of a cryptocurrency, the first thing to come to mind is probably Bitcoin. But Bitcoin is just one of many. At the moment, there are over 1670 cryptocurrencies [https://coinmarketcap.com/], with a total market cap of over $200 billion, each of which offers different values

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Are You Ready to Have a Robot as Your Boss?

Artificial intelligence (AI) and robots have slowly but steadily made their way into a variety of industries spanning fast food to the financial sectors. This expansion is projected to continue and is forecasted to replace a considerable amount of jobs. A Forrester report [https://www.cnbc.com/2016/09/12/

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How Augmented Reality Will Affect Marketing Campaigns

Often, I write about emerging technologies such as big data, blockchain, IoT and AI. However, other technologies are also increasingly affecting organizations, one of them being Augmented Reality (AR). Thanks to technological advancements, Augmented reality [http://adage.com/article/deloitte-digital/augmented-reality-marketing-s-trillion-dollar-opportunity/309678/] is rapidly growing and is projected to drive

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Why Bitcoin Will Ultimately Fail and What Will Come Next

We live in exciting times, where it has become possible to send money across the globe nearly instantaneously, where you can create value out of nothing and where we are working towards a future that is decentralised. The first application that kickstarted this revolution was Bitcoin when it was launched

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Why the 2016 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies is all about Data

Every year, Gartner published the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies [https://www.thedigitalspeaker.com/emerging-technologies-future-will-never-be-slow-again/] and today revealed the 2016 edition. Last year, Gartner tempered the expectations of Big Data [https://datafloq.com/read/gartner-tempers-the-expectations-of-big-data/159], by predicting it would take another 5-10 before it would reach the plateau

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Why Humanizing Algorithms Is a Good Idea

Algorithms [https://www.thedigitalspeaker.com/ai-change-corporate-governance/] are taking over the world. Not yet completely and not yet definitely, but they are well on their way to automate a lot of tasks and jobs. This algorithmization [https://datafloq.com/read/7-Reasons-Algorithmic-Business-Change-Society/1676] offers many benefits for organizations and consumers; boring tasks

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