Universal Basic Income Now or Never

The real cost of the pandemic may change the world Like many others in 2020, I lost my job due to the economic upheaval caused by a global pandemic unleashed by an irresponsible hegemonic superpower which as early as 2013 experimented with bat viruses in its biochemical warfare labels. I was a witness to someContinue reading “Universal Basic Income Now or Never”

The Future of the Internet of Things

Imagine yourself in the future. You get up and your coffee is already made for you, perhaps even your entire breakfast. Smart kitchen utensils are preparing your scrambled eggs, and the smart fridge reorders soy milk as you take out the almost empty bottle. You are probably not reaching for your phone; instead, voice commandsContinue reading “The Future of the Internet of Things”

The Singularity Is Already Here

According to the common understanding (and Wikipedia), the technological singularity refers to a point in time when artificial superintelligence will abruptly trigger runaway technological growth, resulting in unfathomable changes to human civilization. As a marketer first and futurist second, I have always had a slightly different definition of the singularity. I believe it is the time when companiesContinue reading “The Singularity Is Already Here”

Are you a FAAAN? 5 Companies to Rule Them All.

Remember the 90s? Remember Microsoft’s antitrust troubles? For years, the software giant was in the crosshairs of government officials because it was deemed too dominant and needed to be broken up. Well, those times are back, only this time, nobody is crying foul. There are now five companies who are ruling the world and haveContinue reading “Are you a FAAAN? 5 Companies to Rule Them All.”

“Give me a smile!”​ A review of the Trump years

It is 2024. This week, America will elect a new president. Donald J. Trump has announced that he wants to focus on running his media empire, which his sons have spent the last eight years building. TrumpNews is now the most watched news network in the world, guaranteed free of fake news. In the election,Continue reading ““Give me a smile!”​ A review of the Trump years”

The True Meaning of Industry 4.0 for Manufacturers

Germany has been bandying about the slogan Industry 4.0 for about 10 years now, yet most people still don’t know what it is all about.  It is an excellent piece of marketing slang, both extremely complicated to understand and yet brilliantly simple. Even those who get it, however,  mostly fail to grasp the implication ofContinue reading “The True Meaning of Industry 4.0 for Manufacturers”

Practical Blockchain Applications Are Taking Off

In my first article on the blockchain I listed some random ideas for non-financial blockchain applications based on my own preliminary vision of the technology. The post received a lot of attention. Many people messaged me saying that I was overestimating the potential or misunderstanding the technology. Some of the reactions were constructive criticism. InContinue reading “Practical Blockchain Applications Are Taking Off”

Deflating Towards Utopia

Politicians and bankers still seem to think that low inflation is a temporary problem. It is not. We are quickly moving towards a complete deflation of the economy. Central banks have inflation targets. We want inflation, because with inflation, money is more expensive in the future, thus better spent today. Inflation means growth, deflation meansContinue reading “Deflating Towards Utopia”