Multi-Party Computation

Cryptography revolves around sending messages that only the intended recipient can understand. In our internet era, cryptography plays an increasingly important role in securely…


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De Data Gravity Index

In a previous blog, I talked about the 'weight of data'. Transporting data takes time and energy, and using Einstein's formula E=mc2, data has a calculable mass. In 2006, a…


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Digitale Euro, Florijn of beide? 

This week, the European Parliament is discussing whether or not to introduce a digital Euro, the CBDC. Perhaps a digital currency that has been so restricted by the banking lobby…


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Komen de robots eindelijk thuis? 

My first book in 1982 was about robots. About the robots entering the factory. How they could take over heavy and monotonous work in the factory as flexible, mechanical machines.…


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Banken bang voor digitale euro?

In 2019, the initiative 'Positive Money Europe' was launched. It is a non-profit organization aimed at repairing the 'broken' financial system in Europe and making the economy…


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Content zonder context heeft weinig waarde.

Content without context has little value. Information always has a source and a reason for its existence. Someone writes something down, a sensor measures a value, a compass…


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De energie efficiency van onze hersenen

AI needs three hundred more energy to 'think' than our brains. Our human body burns an average of 1750 kilocalories per day to sustain life: the basal metabolic rate. That equates…


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South by: the Technology Super Cycle

General Purpose Technologies, dat is hoe Amy Webb de technologie noemt die op dit moment om ons heen evolueert. Het is net zo alomtegenwoordig als elektriciteit is geworden…


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Aandacht is alles dat nodig is . . .

‘Als mens moet je zelf de vragen bedenken, zelf gaan zoeken naar wat het AI-gereedschap je aanbiedt en zelf bepalen of dat een antwoord op je vragen is.’ Het is als spelen met de…


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Micropayments en Tokenization

In de jaren zestig voorzag futuroloog Ted Holm Nelson reeds de opkomst van het internet en bedacht concepten zoals 'hypertext' voor documenten en 'micropayments' voor…


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