Technology and Humanity, Ethics, Privacy and the Future of Work: some of my latest slides and illustrations

Enjoy! Technology and humanity futurist gerd leonhard #techvshuman #digitalethics #manmachine PUBLIC-web  10 MB pdf   creative commons licensed

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The best excerpts from Futurist Gerd Leonhard’s recent keynotes and interviews, on topics such as Technology and Humanity, the Megashifts and Digital Ethics

    #1: 3 short excerpts from my keynote at Xerocon 2018: Technology and Humanity – the next 10 years The Megashifts Reinventing ourselves  The Future is better than we think 

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Short video interview: the end of routine is NOT the end of work! Gerd Leonhard on #futureofwork, DOTS 2019

Robots, smart machines and AI will take over our routine tasks, but not our work and our jobs: the end of routine is not the end of work. But we must prepare, up-skill, unlearn and relearn (Alvin Toffler!) – and we must take care of those that currently have a job involving 90-100% routine. Watch … Continue reading "Short video interview: the end of routine is NOT the end of work! Gerd Leonhard on #futureofwork, DOTS 2019"

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New video: Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard at Microsoft DOTS 2019 in Prague: Technology and Humanity – the next 10 years

Download the Pdf here. More on DOTS 2019 here. AUDIO ONLY version: Download the MP3: Gerd Leonhard at DOTS 2019 humanity technology PRAGUE audio only

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My presentation at the 24Ore LuxurySummit in Milano today: the 10 things you need to know about the future

Here is the PDF: 24ore 10 things you need to know about the future gerd leonhard MILANO June 5 2019 PUBLIC-email and… some of my key illustrations

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New interview with Emily Miller (Netapp) and Futurist Gerd Leonhard: Defining an Ethical Path For Technology (video)

This is a pretty good conversation imho:).  Thanks to NETAPP for asking me to speak at their events, and a special thanks to Emily Miller (Netapp’s VP Brand and influence) for this great conversation. “We need to invest as humanity as we invest in technology” More Gerd quotes HERE. The 5 new human rights for … Continue reading "New interview with Emily Miller (Netapp) and Futurist Gerd Leonhard: Defining an Ethical Path For Technology (video)"

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The externalities of exponential technological progress are equal to those caused by fossil fuels (GIF)

… and we must act on them TODAY    

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Meet me at these 2 amazing events in BUCHAREST June 10 2019: Exponential change workshop, and CEO Clubs Forum

In the morning, June 10, the Brilliant Irony workshop: Are you ready for exponential change – how to be successful in the future (Intercontinental Hotel Bucharest) In the evening (after 5pm), the CEO Club Romania Forum: Technology, Humanity, Society and Ethics – the next 10 years. (Radisson Blue Bucharest)   JOIN ME. Gerd Leonhard Bucharest … Continue reading "Meet me at these 2 amazing events in BUCHAREST June 10 2019: Exponential change workshop, and CEO Clubs Forum"

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New Podcast: Heaven or Hell – Futurist Gerd Leonhard on chapter 11 of “Technology vs. Humanity”

A new episode of our weekly podcast! In this episode Peter Van and me talk about Chapter 11 in my book Technology vs Humanity, on Heaven or Hell? This chapter presents a timeline of possible scenarios stretching out to 2030. We discussed topics including privacy, basic income guarantee, and longevity. Download the MP3: gerd and peter van podcast C11 … Continue reading "New Podcast: Heaven or Hell – Futurist Gerd Leonhard on chapter 11 of “Technology vs. Humanity”"

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Is Social Media Ruining Political Discourse (must-read via The Atlantic)

GREAT READ, provocative stuff – thanks Jay-David. “YouTube is designed to catch you and not let go. Sometimes I access the site just to watch one thing, but then one of the related videos catches my eye. I watch that one, then another and another, and soon a five-minute visit has stretched far longer. If … Continue reading "Is Social Media Ruining Political Discourse (must-read via The Atlantic)"

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Staying Human in the Face of Limitless Technology – new interview with Gerd Leonhard and Emily Miller, Netapp (video, as well)

Via the Netapp blog “With our growing dependence on artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), and autonomous products, we face an erosion of basic skills as well as many deep questions about how this technology affects humankind. To explore this paradigm shift, NetApp’s VP of Brand and Influence, Emily Miller, recently sat down … Continue reading "Staying Human in the Face of Limitless Technology – new interview with Gerd Leonhard and Emily Miller, Netapp (video, as well)"

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My book Technology vs Humanity is now available in Chinese!

Really excited about that – purchase links to follow!  

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3 short excerpts from my keynote at Xerocon 2018: Technology and Humanity – the next 10 years

The Megashifts Reinventing ourselves  The Future is better than we think   

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Surveillance Capitalism and the Platform Economy is humanly and societally unsustainable, and Facebook will go down with it

  Read this for context:   The brilliant book by Shoshana Zuboff The Age of Surveillance Capitalism Time to break up Facebook (Chris Hughes NYT) Chris Hughes is right (WIRED) Here is what I said about Facebook in 2018, and why I quit last year Download MP4: Surveillance Capitalism unsustainsble gerd leonhard  

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CEOs Have To Stop Using Smart Machines To Get Rid Of Workers (good read via Forbes.com)

… with some quotes from me, as well:). “Predicting more change in the next 20 years than the previous 300, Gerd Leonhard, CEO of The Futures Agency, sees this era as a once in a lifetime opportunity to solve major problems like cancer and global warming – provided companies think bigger about possibilities and embrace … Continue reading "CEOs Have To Stop Using Smart Machines To Get Rid Of Workers (good read via Forbes.com)"

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New video: Futurist Gerd Leonhard’s keynote at WBCSD Montreux: technology and humanity – circular and sustainable?

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The 15 “We shall not” statements from my latest book, Technology vs Humanity – and what has happened since I published it

The 15 Shall Not’s, below, are excerpted from chapter 10 of my 2016 book Technology vs. Humanity which is, thankfully, becoming increasingly popular around the globe, and is now available in 11 languages. It is pretty amazing how many of these 15 concepts that I presented less than 3 years ago are now being debated every … Continue reading "The 15 “We shall not” statements from my latest book, Technology vs Humanity – and what has happened since I published it"

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Five new human rights for the Digital Age (excerpt from Gerd Leonhard’s book Technology vs Humanity)

This is a slightly modified and hyper-linked excerpt from my new book ‘Technology vs Humanity’. Find out more about  ‘Technology vs Humanity’, check out the reviews, read the cheat sheet, or buy the book on Amazon.

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The experience economy is booming, but it must benefit everyone (WEF 2019)

The experience economy has become a constant component in my talks and presentations, riffing of Gilmore & Pine’s 1999 and 2005 book. Here are some good quotes from a recent WEF article “In our overpopulated world, stuffed with an ever-growing stockpile of products, offline experiences have become key to personal fulfilment. While 78% of millennials … Continue reading "The experience economy is booming, but it must benefit everyone (WEF 2019)"

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New podcast: conversation on Digital Ethics, Chapter 10 of Gerd Leonhard’s book ‘Technology vs Humanity’. Technology does not have ethics – but we must!

In this podcast Peter Van and me talk about Chapter 10 in my book Technology vs Humanity, on Digital Ethics. It is a fast-paced conversation well worth your time, imho 🙂 Download the Mp3: gerd leonhard and peter van on digital ethics technology vs humanity Check out the other podcasts, here. Subscribe on Spotify,  iTunes or Soundcloud.

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