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 Digital Speaker series: The Tech Journal - EP06 - Algorithmic Management


My latest episode:

In the 6th episode of The Tech Journal, The Digital Speaker discusses algorithmic management; what it is, how it helps, how it hurts, what the future holds, and how it will affect you personally. So, put your feet up, get comfortable and let us start speaking digital.

Algorithmic management is the use of computer algorithms and artificial intelligence techniques to manage a team of human employees. By collecting massive quantities of data, in particular data about employee performance, algorithmic management seeks to automate large portions of the managerial decision-making process. Since it is becoming increasingly commonplace within organisations, it is important to be aware of how algorithmic management will affect your job.

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. Exploring the moon using open-source software.

In 2023, NASA will launch VIPER (Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover). It is the first NASA mission that will run open-source software, which could make space exploration more accessible. (MIT)

2. Crypto arrived on Wall Street.

Yesterday, the big cryptocurrency exchange that brought Bitcoin to the masses went public through a direct listing, making its founders billionaires. Expect its stock price to be as volatile as Bitcoin's price. (NY Times)

3. The Internet of Things is becoming a security nightmare.

With billions of devices connected to the internet, security is becoming a nightmare for organisations and society. The latest vulnerability sees 100 million IoT devices exposed with no quick fix available. (Wired)