September 13th, 2016 by
Category: Futuristgerd

Are you ready for the greatest changes in recent human history? Futurism meets humanism in Gerd Leonhard’s ground-breaking new work of critical observation, discussing the multiple Megashifts that will radically alter not just our society and economy but our values and our biology. Wherever you stand on the scale between technomania and nostalgia for a lost world, this is a book to challenge, provoke, warn and inspire.

One of the powerful key memes from the Technology vs Humanity book is the following quote from Gerd Leonhard, author of the forthcoming book (to be released on September 8, 2016):

Technology is not what we seek but HOW we seek

Increasingly, technologies are going beyond being mere ‘tools’, becoming their own ‘purpose’ instead.  Facebook used to be a tool for finding and connecting to friends; now it is a giant data-mining operation and global media company that generates billions of $ in advertising. LinkedIn used to be great to facilitate business connections between us, now it is becoming an engine for global HR/work/jobs analytics and we can’t even use most features anymore without spending serious money on subscriptions.  Only 2 out of many examples that issues such as worm-holing (using tech to get to the goal quickly while forgetting that the process is part of the goal as well; Tinder makes a great example here)

Technology vs Human - Megashifts - Gerd Leonhard

Technology is not what we seek but HOW we seek - Gerd Leonhard

Watch Gerd’s first episode on Technology vs Humanity of his new video series entitled ‘conversations with Gerd’ see These are short films with interviews on key topics such as technology versus humanity, digital transformation, the future of the internet, exponential change, artificial intelligence, the future of work and much more.

Produced and directed by Jean Francois Cardella, TFA Studios see

Author: Rudy de Waele

Rudy de Waele is a futurist, innovation strategist, keynote speaker, content curator and author. He assists global brands and startups with cutting edge open innovation strategy using new methodologies to re-invent and transform business. His unparalleled experience, knowledge and insight, propels leaders to stay ahead of the curve. Rudy specialises in giving technology trend forecasts, analysis and ideas exchange on how to thrive in the new economy and by facilitating Socratic Design workshops on how to create meaningful business.

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