The megashifts

One of the powerful key memes from Gerd Leonhard‘s new book  Technology vs Humanity are The Megashifts. Because of exponential technological change and how its forces are combining with each other, these 10+ trends are absolutely essential to understand as they may create huge new opportunities – or challenge existing business models, social contracts or humanity at … Continue reading "The megashifts"

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Technology is not what we seek but HOW we seek

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 … Continue reading "Technology is not what we seek but HOW we seek"

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Slides from my presentation at the London Futurists event Birkbeck College: Technology versus Humanity

Thanks for having me at this event. Here is the slide-deck: technology-versus-humanity-gerd-leonhard-presentation-futurist-london (20MB PDF) Futurist Gerd Leonhard’s new book has the provocative title “Technology vs. Humanity: The coming clash between man and machine”. This book brings together mankind’s urge to upgrade and automate everything – including human biology itself – with our timeless quest for freedom and happiness. Fast Future Publishing writes: Before … Continue reading "Slides from my presentation at the London Futurists event Birkbeck College: Technology versus Humanity"

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On Facebook’s ‘universal’ censorship rules

Brilliant important statement, by editor-in-chief Espen Egil Hansen, of the Norwegian daily newspaper Aftenposten, in reply to Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook’s demand to remove a picture of a naked Kim Phuc, fleeing from the napalm bombs – one of the world’s most famous war photographs. Facebook deleted the article as well as the image from Aftenposten’s Facebook page. If you will … Continue reading "On Facebook’s ‘universal’ censorship rules"

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Will humanity need its own protection agency? Scenes and slides from the Technology vs Humanity book launch event in London

Thanks everyone for coming to this event – here is what happened :)) The actual slide deck from last night (PDF): technology-versus-humanity-futurist The book is now available in all formats, of course: buy now before it’s too late:) Amazon | FastFuture Publishing) A gallery of my key slides: Some pics from the event: Best of my slides: Technology vs … Continue reading "Will humanity need its own protection agency? Scenes and slides from the Technology vs Humanity book launch event in London"

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