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!


Why Our Fast-Changing World Requires Us to Change How We Collaborate

My latest article:

The world around us is changing faster than ever before. It is changing politically (Brexit), socially (generation Z), technologically (AI, quantum computing, blockchain and IoT coming our way), economically (continuous trade wars between the USA and China and the upcoming economic powerhouse China) as well as environmentally (climate change). This is a significant challenge for citizens to deal with. With the upcoming European elections, we have a chance to embrace this change and work together instead of seeking isolation. If we embrace change, we can build a stronger Europe, which undoubtedly will have a positive effect on nation-states as well as the global economy.


Three Useful Nuggets of Information

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

1. Machine learning can help combat climate change.

Artificial Intelligence can help handle severe weather caused by climate change. Not only can it assess the damage from extreme weather, but it can also help produce genetically-enhanced crops that can better deal with the changing climate. (NYT)

2. The first fully digital generation is here: Generation Z.

The first generation to grow up entirely in the 21st century will never remember a time before smartphones, fast computers and interconnectedness. They have a fundamentally different perspective of the world than the baby boomers, and this will change society. Fortunately, with technologies affecting our world, Generation Z knows how to keep up. (Singularity Hub)

3. The internet is disintegrating. What is next?

The Splinternet is here. Russia and China are developing a different internet than the West. However, also in the Western world, the idea of one internet is slowly disappearing. Whether governments or companies create borders, the open internet, as envisioned by its founders, is gone. (BBC)