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!


How to Ensure Trust in a Digital World?


My latest article:

We have a trust issue. In our digital world, it has become increasingly difficult to trust each other. Whether it is another person, an organisation or a device, trust is no longer a given online. This is a serious problem for our society and our democracy. If trust is lacking in society, anarchy can be expected. However, all is not yet lost. Regaining trust in technology is a shared responsibility of universities, organisations and governments and, fortunately, this happens more often now. They have to work together to ensure trust in a digital world, because vulnerabilities, privacy violations or data leaks cannot be solved in isolation.


Three Useful Nuggets of Information

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

1. Tokens to rule football; Juventus now has a token.

The future is tokenised and in the future we will see entire organisations become tokenised. Now, for the first time, Juventus is the first football club to have a token that gives its 400 million fans voting power. Would you want to become the coach of your favourite club? (The Block)

2. To combat fake news, China new rules.

Chinese regulators have announced new rules governing video and audio content online, including a ban on fake news and deep fakes created with AI and VR. Starting in 2020, such content needs to be clearly marked. (VentureBeat)

3. Why is AI a threat to democracy?

Can we expect an artificial intelligence catastrophe and if so, is there still any hope that it can be averted? (MIT)