People and organizations are navigating a new terrain, characterized by autonomous technologies, runaway markets, and weaponized media. Read full Article
Author, media theorist, and professor Douglas Rushkoff is coming back on the air with a new audio show. It’s a weekly podcast called Team Human, looking to challenge the operating systems driving our society, reveal its embedded codes, and share strategies for sustainable living, economic justice, and preservation of the quirky nooks and crannies that make people so … Continue reading “Team Human (Weekly Podcast with Douglas Rushkoff)”
…Yet this is only the beginning, and the End of Routine does NOT mean the end of human work.
“Well, none of this is inevitable,” he says, suddenly eager to sound a note of optimism. “We can do things on the level of global co-operation, such as an agreement against producing autonomous weapons systems. We can do things on the level of individual government, for example laws to govern the ownership and use of … Continue reading “Humanity is on ‘the highway to digital dictatorship’, says Yuval Noah Harari (but it’s not inevitable)”
In November last year, the international scientific community was shocked by the announcement by He Jiankui, a CRISPR scientist, that he and his team at the Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen had created the first “gene-edited babies”. Read full Article
My amazing design and graphics team has just cooked up another batch of ‘quote cards’ with some cool new nuggets derived from some recent keynotes. Enjoy! Re-use OK under creative commons non-commercial attribution license, as usual. Some gifs below, as well:)
That was a great event! Here is my slide-deck as promised:) Creative Commons license applies, as always. Be sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel. Technology humanity Dutch Future Society Amsterdam Gerd Leonhard Futurist Speaker 25MB PDF Check out my ‘new’ book Technology vs Humanity
We explored this topic in depth at the recent IoT World Forum in London, where renowned futurist Gerd Leonhard provided us a stunning window into the ethics of IoT and the critical role of human ingenuity in designing and shepherding its outcomes. (Watch the replay of Gerd’s keynote, moderated by Cisco’s CMO, Karen Walker: “Beyond Business: A Holistic View of the Societal and Human Impact of IoT.”)
As the IoT World Forum team put its agenda together for an influential community of C-suite executives in London, there was a realization that we needed to address this topic, as provocative (and sobering) as it might be. We recognized that we had to acknowledge the “elephant in the room”: that we are in unchartered territory, as we enter into this new era of exponential change together. When we think about what the implications are of a rapid surge in IoT innovation, we must all collectively consider the potential effects on the geopolitical and global economic landscape (in both advanced and developing nations); on global challenges such as wealth inequality, aging populations, healthcare, and the environment; and on the global workforce. Of course, no one has all the answers, but we must be bold in exploring these issues as a global business community. I will explore this in more depth in my next blog, but I will say that we know we need a global unified approach to succeed. No one can go it alone, and a “head in the sand” mentality is not an option.”
Human ingenuity will be the genesis for IoT prosperity
(Updated Feb 10, 2017) My new book ‘Technology vs Humanity’ has been available in print and electronic versions since September 2016. I am now getting way too many interview requests and general questions so I figured it may be useful to provide some simple answers in this ,cheat sheet’, below. I have posted the key memes and bottom lines on the … Continue reading “Explore the key messages in Gerd Leonhard’s book ‘Technology vs Humanity’”
Here is a brand-new video my TFA Studio team and me recorded a few weeks ago, explaining the key memes set forth in my new book “Technology vs Humanity”, such as Androrithms, The Megashifts, Exponentiality, Artificial Intelligence and much more. Watch this short film if you’re interested in my book, or read this summary or the … Continue reading “The most important bottom lines from Futurist Gerd Leonhard’s “Technology vs Humanity” book, in 5 minutes (video)”
I am very excited to announce that me and my company, The Futures Agency, has teamed up with Tim Leberecht and his team to present a very unique event in Barcelona, during Mobile World Congress 2017, on Tuesday February 28, 6pm, at the House of Beautiful Business (Casa de la Seda Sant Pere Més Alt 1 Barcelona Spain). You … Continue reading “Join us for The Great Debate on Technology and Humanity during MWC Barcelona February 28 2017”
I just recently discovered Tim Leberecht’s work on Ted and on Youtube, and am currently reading his book ‘The Business Romantic.’ Similar to fellow futurist Richard Watson, and fellow ‘team human’ thinker Douglas Rushkoff, my work and Tim’s work have some pretty amazing overlaps, and many of our key messages (see some of mine, below) are very … Continue reading “New podcast: a conversation with Tim Leberecht (The Business Romantic) and Gerd Leonhard (Technology vs Humanity)”
1. There are two kinds of happiness – passing and profound. Technology is good at the first, but not at the second. 2. The second kind – deeper happiness that involves Creativity, Originality, Reciprocity and Empathy (CORE) – is what defines humanity. 3. Algorithms are starting to take the place of androrithms – those … Continue reading “Some key memes from ‘Technology vs Humanity’ (Gerd Leonhard)”
This is a big day – after 18 months of intense writing and crafting, my new book is finally ready to be published on September 8, 2016. I have teamed up with fellow futurist Rohit Talwar’s new publishing company Fast Future Publishing and today I am delighted to announce the availability of a pre-publication test-read on … Continue reading “My new book “Technology vs Humanity” is now available for pre-reading and pre-ordering!”
This film marks the beginning of a new period for me, with much of my future work focusing on the topic of how exponential technological changes are changing what and who we are, as humans, where this is going in the next 15 years, and what we need to do, TODAY, to make sure that these changes will indeed be beneficial to us.
In this super-wide screen presentation (I call this the super keynote format), I make my argument about why the future is better than we think, and how we can get there
Here are colección de doblajes españoles and Colecções de dublagens portuguesas Many of my clients, fans, and friends have asked, “Gerd, why don’t you have any videos dubbed in different languages”? My faithful viewers (thank you very much, by the way), already know that just about all of my YouTube videos are subtitled in many […]
Greetings dear subscribers, friends, clients and colleagues! This is a special edition of my newsletter, with a focus on Artificial Intelligence and ChatGPT / GenAI. I hope you enjoy it… and you’re having a great summer, as well! I’ll be in Zurich, Lanzarote and Brazil for some get-away time as well as for a few speaking gigs […]
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Stevica and me are really pleased to unveil TheGerd.ai aka GerdBot, a sophisticated web application that leverages cutting-edge AI technologies to facilitate seamless access to my extensive digital archive from the past 12 years.
Join us on March 8, 2023 6pm CET, for a very special livestream event with futurists Gerd Leonhard and Peter Leyden: The 12 paradigm shifts you need to understand, today. More details and optional sign-up via Eventbrite, LinkedIn. I’m really excited about this super-special live stream event with Peter Leyden, scheduled for March 8, 2023, […]