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!


Blockchain: Transforming Your Business and Our World

My latest article:

This week, I spoke at the Global Blockchain Conference in Kuala Lumpur and at Windays 2018 in Porec, Croatia and I had some very interesting discussions with the participants on the enormous potential of Blockchain. Blockchain has a lot of potential for organisations to improve their bottom line, but it also offers an opportunity to improve the state of our world.

That is why Dr Philippa Ryan and I have written a book on how Blockchain can be used for social good. Our book, Blockchain: Transforming Your Business and Our World, will be published in August in English and soon after in Chinese. As a little teaser, you can find the abstract of our book here.


Three Useful Nuggets of Information

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

1. AI brings magic to the next level.

Advanced technology may be indistinguishable from magic if advanced enough, but what if you combine AI and magic? Prepare for some 21st-century tricks that you won’t believe. (Wired)

2. Are you ready for an army of cockroaches?

A giant indoor farm in China is breeding 6 billion cockroaches a year and uses Artificial Intelligence to manage a population of cockroaches almost the size of human’s population. All for medicinal purposes. (SCMP)

3. Is Europe finally catching up in the AI race?

Leading scientists have drawn up plans for a vast multinational European institute devoted to world-class artificial intelligence research in an attempt to close the gap with the USA and China and to avoid a brain drain to large tech firms. (The Guardian)