What is Memia?

In one sentence:

Scanning AI, emerging tech, the future as it accelerates towards us…and trying to make sense of it all.

Memia is a weekly email newsletter tracking new developments in emerging tech and thinking about humanity’s exponential future, written by me, Ben Reid.

Subscribing to Memia helps you to:

  • Keep up with the latest tech developments as they happen

  • Gain insights into how new technology may influence the future of society, economics and geopolitics

  • Think about how to use technology to shape future outcomes for the environment, economy and the communities that we are all living in

  • …plus a curated selection of longer reads and on-point memes from around the internet each week.

All in one easy to read (…ever longer…) digest arriving in your inbox every Wednesday morning!

Constantly curious about the future

I have always tracked new technologies and signals of accelerating change… Writing Memia is my dojo to help me to understand a topic better and share my learning and thoughts about how these might affect our future lives.

Frequently covered topics include AI, (…AI, AI, AI… ), software, robotics, climatetech, crypto/Web3, quantum computing, future food/agriculture, health/longevity, transhumanism and geopolitical change….nothing is off the agenda.

You can sign up to get free access to the regular Memia newsletter and other research and analysis content as it is published. Never miss an update - every new edition of the newsletter goes directly to your inbox.

Paid subscribers also get access to the full Memia archive, the fully searchable Memia Knowledge Graph in Roam Research, together with taking part in occasional subscriber-only events.

Above all I aim for Memia’s writing to be leading edge, relevant, insightful, irreverent and *occasionally* entertaining. High signal to noise ratio. I hope you enjoy reading it!

Memia is a reader-supported publication. If you value receiving these weekly updates, please consider becoming a paid subscriber!

What’s in the name?

The best ideas spread themselves.

Memia (pronounced mee-mia) is derived from the word meme:

What else does Memia do?

For more information about Ben Reid and Memia visit https://memia.com.

By day I work as a strategy advisor and futurist, helping leadership teams to think about future technology and innovation in their organizations. I also do briefings and keynote speaking presentations on AI and other tech.

For consulting and speaking enquiries, or If you would like to discuss any of the ideas in the Memia newsletter in more depth, please get in touch directly at ben.reid@memia.com


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