The f(x) = e^x | DAOs and Joe Rogan interviewing Steve Jobs
October 20, 2022 — Vol. 188
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.
All You Need to Know About Decentralized Autonomous Organisations
My latest article:
A decentralized autonomous organization, or DAO, is a blockchain-based organization that relies on smart contracts for its operation. Also known as decentralized corporations, it’s a new breed of organization that can self-govern and allow significant amounts of autonomy and creativity.
Decisions are made in an open-source environment. There is no central authority or person with control, but everything is transparent and governed by the blockchain.
Despite their rapid growth, DAOs are still in the dial-up phase, and proponents believe we can expect powerful examples in the coming years. However, there are already great use cases that showcase the power of a decentralized autonomous organization, but they are certainly not without risks and challenges.
Useful Nuggets of Information
My weekly tips from around the web to get you thinking.
1. The Netherlands now has the first robotic army.
The Netherlands has become the first NATO country to deploy armed ground robots by sending four of them into active service. The robots are tread-legged, modular, and weaponized robotic platforms built by Milrem Robotics. (VICE)
2. AI robot takes over your kitchen 🍕
Pizzaiola, the autonomous chef — a voice-controlled pizza maker — created by entrepreneur Ajay Sunkara, is headed to Chicago. The robotic chef makes pizzas while monitoring more than 1,200 parameters every microsecond: food quality and point-of-sales. (Yahoo! Finance)
3. Synthetic art; good or bad?
Nowadays, artists can embrace AI as the next advance in artistic progress, though not everyone agrees. Is AI-generated art a positive development, or should it be rejected as a creative tool? (VentureBeat)
4. This is mind-blowing… Joe Rogan interviewing Steve Jobs…
A podcast generated entirely by AI with super-realistic synthetic voices of Joe and Steve having an actual conversation that easily could have been a real interview. (Podcast.AI)
The Step into the Metaverse Podcast!
A few months ago, I published my fourth book, Step into the Metaverse, which is meant as a blueprint for an open metaverse. As part of this book, I did nearly 100 in-depth interviews with the stakeholders building the open metaverse. I have turned a selection of these interviews into a new podcast, called ‘Step into the Metaverse’, and the next three episodes are live now! Subscribe on Spotify or Apple to be notified when the next episodes are released.