Welcome to the new week! Now 2022 has started for real. Still, some prediction blogs are dropping but most have been published and we can start monitoring the expectations for web3 and other big stories. And we can say that Wordle has officially become hype overnight with a media frenzy about monetizing on other ideas. Nothing new but it was very quick.
These are not the typical topics I like to focus on in this newsletter though. I try to keep the focus on the phygital (I don’t know about this term), intelligence, post-human societies, and robotics.
One of the signature domains is mobility. We are looking into new concepts for nicer neighborhoods and cities in the field labs related to last-mile mobility including logistics. A lot of aspects come together. There is noticeably an uptake for the concept of a hub as a guiding principle; it is taken on all levels of decision-making as a framing solution. The specific Cities of Things Hub uses specific aspects of self-organizing and orchestrating tech as inspiration. Things as citizens, neighborhood hubs as a trusted partner, or even as a kind of parent, as Jelmer conceptualized in his graduation research
So far from the updates from last week.
Plans for this week
As mentioned last week, you might check Sensemakers AMS session on Web3
, however, it is already fully booked I think. It is a sign of the times that soo many are interested in attending!
If you are into digital art, good old v2 is having a nice evening on Thursday
. Part of celebrating 40 years of history of that institute.
Noticed news from last week
Is Web3 really the next big thing we should strive for? Or do we introduce some face decentralization/democratization?