What is Memia?

“Wide-angle thinking about emerging technology for a complex, changing world.”

Memia is a weekly email newsletter sense-making new developments in emerging tech and exploring new thinking about the future… as viewed from my corner of the world, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Subscribe to Memia to:

  • Keep up to date on the latest technological advances as they happen and why they are relevant

  • Develop insights into future social, economic and geopolitical scenarios driven by new tech

  • Stay informed and expand your thinking on how to shape future outcomes for the environment, economy and society that we will all be living in

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

…All in one easy to read digest arriving in your inbox every Wednesday morning!

Constantly curious

Memia is written by me, Ben Reid. Constantly curious… I am always tracking new technologies and signals of accelerating change… Memia is my outlet to share my thinking on how these might affect our future lives and society.

Frequently covered topics include AI, ClimateTech, Crypto/Web3, Quantum computing, Future food/agriculture, Health/longevity 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, access to the latest instalments of my forthcoming book ⏩Fast Forward Aotearoa as they are written, 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. I hope you enjoy reading it!

Memia is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or 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 Memia visit https://memia.com.

By day I work as a professional strategy advisor and futurist, helping technology leadership teams around the Pacific timezone to sense, respond and plan ahead.

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