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: Gerd Leonhard

In the words of American poet John Berryman, “the possibility that has been overlooked is the future”. Most of us are far too busy coping with present challenges to explore the future in any depth – and when we do our own cravings and fears often run away with us, resulting in utopias or dystopias that are not very helpful in terms of planning and decisions. Today’s professionals, leaders and their organisations need a dedicated, passionate long-term understanding of the future if they are to successfully navigate the exponential waves of change. For countless individuals and organizations that intelligence is called Gerd Leonhard.

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