Short video interview with StuffNZ: the future of work, jobs, business and technology (Futurist Gerd Leonhard)

Nice short video – thanks to Jason Dorday and StuffNZ for their interest and for making this video available.

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A flashback from 2007: the complete FutureTalks DVD is now online: Glen Hiemstra, Ralph Simon, Gerd Leonhard discuss the key future trends

This is the complete 3 hours 30 minutes DVD edition of our 2007 Futuretalks sessions, moderated by Ralph Simon, with my futurist colleague Glen Hiemstra , discussing topics such as the future of media, advertising, privacy and much else. Interesting to note what has actually happened since 2007 and how accurate our foresights were or… weren’t 🙂   … Continue reading "A flashback from 2007: the complete FutureTalks DVD is now online: Glen Hiemstra, Ralph Simon, Gerd Leonhard discuss the key future trends"

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BBC-Click interview with me, on cyborgs and ‘Terminator Genisys’ (short video)

Cyborgs could be beginning of the end says futurist   Futurist Gerd Leonhard has issued a warning against an increasingly connected and online society. He says that the threat to security will only increase as devices become more connected through the ‘internet of things’.   He also told BBC Click about the risks that could develop … Continue reading "BBC-Click interview with me, on cyborgs and ‘Terminator Genisys’ (short video)"

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AI doctors will become ‘as ubiquitous as stethoscopes’ (Wired UK)

“The role of an AI doctor isn't intended to replace the human component, but rather complement it. "It's about augmenting or complementing; the role of the human doctor is in building the relationship. It's the skills that humans have – the compassion, the ability to abstract, to generalise, to have common sense, to have morals. These are all key aspects. Technology should be used to improve these relationships, not make them harder."”

AI doctors will become 'as ubiquitous as stethoscopes' (Wired UK)
https://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2016-04/29/kyu-rhee-ibm-watson-ai-doctor
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Reinvent Yourself: The Playboy Interview with Ray Kurzweil

“By the 2030s we will have nanobots that can go into a brain non-invasively through the capillaries, connect to our neocortex and basically connect it to a synthetic neocortex that works the same way in the cloud. So we’ll have an additional neocortex, just like we developed an additional neocortex 2 million years ago, and we’ll use it just as we used the frontal cortex: to add additional levels of abstraction. We’ll create more profound forms of communication than we’re familiar with today, more profound music and funnier jokes. We’ll be funnier.”

Reinvent Yourself: The Playboy Interview with Ray Kurzweil
https://www.playboy.com/articles/playboy-interview-ray-kurzweil
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