The f(x) = e^x | The Rise of Digitalism: The Digital Speaker series EP09

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!


The Rise of Digitalism: The Digital Speaker series EP09


My latest episode:

Today, I will discuss the end of Liberalism and how Digitalism will replace it as the world’s first truly global political doctrine; a story where governments, companies and citizens battle for data.

In the 9th episode of The Tech Journal, The Digital Speaker will delve into and explore the positive and negative aspects of an economy run on data. Taking a closer look at some potential futures awaiting us depending on which direction we choose to go, which can either empower or enslave citizens.

The rise of Digitalism is unstoppable and, depending on the country you live in, can either be something not to look forward to or help us solve some of today's pressing issues.

So, get comfortable, sit back, and let us start speaking digital. You can watch it on YouTube, Vimeo, listen to it as a podcast or read the transcript on my website.


Three Useful Nuggets of Information

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

1. An AI-powered panopticon in China.

A camera system that uses AI and facial recognition intended to reveal states of emotion has been tested on Uyghurs in Xinjiang. How far can they go? (BBC)

2. Genes from algae enable a blind man to detect objects again.

A 58-year-old man who has been blind for 40 years can detect objects again using light-sensing molecules added to one of his retinas. It is the first successful use of optogenetics to improve a person’s vision. (MIT)

3. Ethereum is about to become 99% more energy efficient.

Ethereum is about to move from a Proof of Work consensus mechanism to a Proof of Stake consensus mechanism. This long-awaited network change will cut its energy use by 99%.  (Bloomberg)


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