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!


To Save Innovation, We Need to Change Science

My latest article:

Science's primary activity is discovery. It aims to explain how the world works, and we can use that knowledge to improve our world. Over the centuries, science has developed the scientific method. It is one of mankind’s greatest inventions as it helps to advance our knowledge of the world. However, there are multiple problems with it. These are especially related to the sharing of results, hypotheses and theories, i.e. the process of scientific publishing. Therefore, if we want to continue to improve our understanding of the world, we first have to fix the scientific method.


Three Useful Nuggets of Information

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

1. A dozen exciting technologies are debuting this year.

Every year, new tech projects are launched, and with many technologies converging, m 2019 promises to be an exciting year with some very tantalising projects. (IEEE Spectrum)

2. CES 2019 is here; what are the craziest gadgets?

The annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is the moment that over 4500 companies showcase their latest products. This year’s edition includes, among others, a roll-up TV, a self-driving suitcase, a companion robot, a lot of 8K TVs and an automated dog toilet. (The Washington Post)

3. Foldable phones are finally here!

For years, people have been talking about the foldable phone and this year at CES; the first foldable phone has been released by Chinese company Royole. Whether or not it is actually useful and usable, remains to be seen but it is a trend we will see more often this year. (TechCrunch)