Can a frequent flyer tax could solve aviation’s carbon challenge?

“The global aviation industry is responsible for about 2.5 per cent of the world’s carbon emissions – a bigger contribution than Australia – and if the aviation industry was a country, it would be one of the world’s 10 worst polluters. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, airlines were scrambling to adopt various measures to combat emissions […]

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Talking Across Differences: A Paradigm for Raising Consciousness. Guest post by Bill Halal

By William E. Halal, The TechCast Project, George Washington University This article focuses on one of the great challenges facing all of us today – how can we resolve the raging conflicts fomented by social media? Conflict has always been a problem, but the digital revolution has raised it into one of the great challenges of […]

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Today is a big day! Announcing The Good Future Project: Gerd Leonhard, Futurist and Founder

The Good Future Project: we have 10 years to make it happen!

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The Metaverse: Good or Evil? Introducing a brand-new and exciting speaker package with Futurists Calum Chace and Gerd Leonhard

calum chace and gerd leonhard debate the metaverse

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What You Need to Know Episode #3: Why we should be optimistic about the future. New video by futurist Gerd Leonhard.

What kind of future do we want for our children? What kind of ancestor will we be? So you may ask: How do we maintain HOPE and a positive outlook in a world that (right now, in August 2022) seems to go from bad to worse - climate emergency, war, inflation, food crises, energy crises, fake news, disinformation and the global decline of democracy. Yet, riffing off Kevin Kelly's protopia I derive hope from the fact that while our problems seem to be increasing, our capacity to deal with them is increasing even faster.

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New Podcast: Speaking across differences – Futurists Bill Halal and Gerd Leonhard

gerd leonhard and bill halal podcast on speaking across differences

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Is Degrowth a useful approach to combat global warming and for designing “The Good Future”?

One could argue (and many have) that the solution to global warming would be to radically stop anything that creates more CO2, such as flying (or traveling, in general), eating meat, going to work in an office (i.e. work IRL rather than virtual), and so on. In fact, this is one of the key themes […]

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The Future of Education: STEM & HECI (Humanity, Ethics, Creativity, Imagination). A short explanation (video)

The end of routine is coming, but it's NOT the end of human work. If we focus on what only humans can do - the human-only skills, traits and mindsets.

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Must-watch video: Futurist Gerd Leonhard Explains: Nature Deficit Disorder & Digital Obesity

Many people have asked me to explain what nature deficit disorder is, and what I mean when I speak about digital obesity. So I made this short video!

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Join me for Gerdtalks #12 on August 1st: Why there is hope, and how The Good Future is possible.

A special Gerdtalks show with Aline Frankfort, Shapership Leader, Visiting Professor, Club Of Rome Member: Why there is hope for the future!

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New: Futurist Friday Podcast Interview with Gerd Leonhard: TheGoodFuture?

In this interview, Gerd Leonhard points out that “the future is already here, we just haven’t paid enough attention to it.” He talks about how technology is making us superhuman, that we are in the biggest shift in history as far as energy and climate are concerned, and that machines and artificial intelligence are starting to emulate humanity.

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New Interview with Futurist Gerd Leonhard’s comments on Digital Obesity

Swiss-German futurist and writer Gerd Leonhard drew attention to the vital risks of "digital obesity" in a forum organized by TedMEM Ankara, Turkey.

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Beyond Knowledge and Global Consciousness? Here are the videos from Gerdtalks #11

This is a special Gerd Talks show with guest Bill Halal (GWU, Techcast, Author) on the coming era of Global Consciousness and Bill's latest book "Beyond Knowledge".

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The World beyond Covid-19: What’s ahead for People, Consumers, Retail and E-Commerce

I touch on many fashion & apparel industry-related topics such as sustainability and the Experience Economy, and of course on my key topic "The Good Future" and explain what the next 10 years are likely to bring

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Should we detach ourselves from nature? Can humanity leave nature behind? (Must-Read via BBC.com)

“In the face of environmental collapse, humanity may need to turn to artificial replacements for nature – how might we avoid the most dystopian of these futures? Researcher Lauren Holt makes the case for a broader form of “offsetting” to help balance technology with natural systems”

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Futurist Gerd Leonhard featured on the ‘Age of Aquarius’ Podcast

Futurist Gerd Leonhard joined Jacy Nova to discuss what are some of the biggest challenges humanity is facing today. 

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The Future of Social Media: Gerd Leonhard’s recent live-streaming show GerdTalks#3

“Technology is morally neutral until we use it”, you probably heard me say this countless times (quoting William Gibson). In this event, below, that was live-streamed on Youtube, LinkedIn, Twitch and many other platforms on Feb 21, 2022, I discussed the future of Social Media – more specifically Facebook / Meta. You can watch this […]

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Join Gerd Leonhard for Gerdtalks #3: Why Facebook / Meta must be dismantled, how to reboot social media: Feb 21!

Futurist Gerd Leonhard has kicked off this year with a special new show called GerdTalks, a bi-weekly series of free LIVE events broadcasted via his YouTube channel, LinkedIn, Twitch and many other platforms (not on Facebook :). Updated URLs will be shared the day before the event – Please sign up here (Eventbrite) for the next one […]

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The Future of Education: Futurist Gerd Leonhard’s video for EduCanada

I was delighted to be invited by the Embassy of Canada in Switzerland to create this presentation discussing the Future of Education and why Canada is leading the way. Here are some snippets of some key points I spoke about, on this topic.

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Announcing ‘GerdTalks’, my new live-streaming show on Youtube!

I am kicking off this year with a special new show called GerdTalks, a bi-weekly series of free LIVE events broadcasted via my YouTube channel (and probably on LinkedIn, soon, as well). Each show features 15 minutes of fast-paced presenting on current yet future-relevant topics (such as this thing called the Metaverse), after which my […]

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