Balconies: The new performance space for musicians in lockdown: some pretty amazing pictures (via MSN)

“Quarantine has popularized a new kind of performance. When all the world can’t be a stage, it seems during lockdown the balcony will have to do, as this platform (and its bigger cousin, the terrace) have become stand-in venues for performances” … via MSN

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New video interview: Gerd Leonhard at Fundacion Telefonica #RepensandoElMañana #postcoronafuture

This is the edited version of my conversation with Christoph Steck, Telefonica Madrid, on the most important with/post-corona future scenarios also see my new page at http://www.postcoronafuture.com This video is in ENGLISH (only the intro is in Spanish). The original video is here: https://youtu.be/R59SlyTnaww Thanks to Christoph and Fundacion Telefonica for inviting me and making this recording available.

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20 minutes from the future with Gerd Leonhard (video via Impactscool)

“20 minutes from the future”: Impactscool online format created to stimulate debate and reflection on the #future even in this emergency time. On May 6, Gerd Leonhard, Futurist, Humanist and CEO of @The Futures Agency, will discuss with Cristina Pozzi and Andrea Dusi about the future scenarios after Covid-19 will end.

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Tech giants are profiting — and getting more powerful — even as the global economy tanks (via WaPo)

There are really two Americas right now,” said Scott Galloway, a marketing professor at the New York University Stern School of Business and author of “The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google.” “There is Big Tech and there is everyone else. They can do what very few companies can do, which is play offense in the middle of a pandemic.”

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My open letter to AirBnB: Do the right thing: extenuating circumstances are the New Normal!

Open letter to AirBnB: Do the right thing: extenuating circumstances are the New Normal!

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Open letter to AirBnB: Do the right thing: extenuating circumstances are the New Normal!

Open letter to AirBnB: Do the right thing: extenuating circumstances are the New Normal!

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Living in a Ghost Town – The Rolling Stones’ new song. Love it!

I’ve been a Rolling Stones fan forever – and this song is another reason why. The Stones totally rock!!!

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Here are the videos, audio, images and polls from our live debate: Humanist vs Transhumanist

Read more about this event here. My Futures Agency colleague and fellow futurist Calum Chace disagrees with me on many of my core messages on topics such as the singularity, (trans)-humanism, artificial intelligence and what I call  ‘man+machine futures’. Calum Chace (the transhumanist) is a global keynote speaker and best-selling writer about the future impact of AI. His best-known books on […]

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Online Conference on Leadership: a short sample reel

This is what next-gen digital conferencing looks like:) Read more about this event, and watch the entire video

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New podcast with VoiceEd Radio: Episode 6 – Gerd Leonhard: Technology vs. Humanity

In Episode 6 Nick talks with Futurist Gerd Leonhard about:The importance of developing Foresight for everyoneOur Star Trek future – as long as we collaborateKey skills that humans need to developThe future is a mindset not a timeframeThe social aspect of learningThe illusion of not having to work hard to ‘learn’There is no such thing […]

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Winners and losers in the world after corona: the age of big government?

overnments will strong-arm or nationalize companies, pay salaries, compensate businesses and do it by printing money and piling up debt. No one expects the invisible hand to fix this problem, so we are in for an age of big government. If it sweeps aside foolish opposition in the United States to wiser taxation, gun control and especially universal health care, then coronavirus will have done some good.”

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This is how I do virtual keynotes using Zoom’s virtual backgrounds capabilities

This is how I do virtual keynotes using Zoom's virtual backgrounds capabilities

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COVID-19 has created a wartime atmosphere in which dramatic system changes suddenly seem possible (must-read via ForeignPolicy.com)

This much is certain: The pandemic will lead to permanent shifts in political and economic power in ways that will become apparent only later.

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Video Interview with Gerd Leonhard @ Casa Ferhan, Rio de Janeiro: É muito importante proteger o que nos torna humanos (ENGLISH)

É muito importante proteger o que nos torna humanos

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Join us for the Transhumanist vs. Humanist Online Debate with Calum Chace and Gerd Leonhard April 23rd 2020

Calum Chace (the transhumanist) is a global keynote speaker and best-selling writer about the future impact of AI. His best-known books on AI are Surviving AI and The Economic Singularity. More at http://www.pandoras-brain.com/ Gerd Leonhard (the humanist) is a top-rated Futurist, the Author of Technology vs Humanity, the CEO of The Futures Agency and a Global Keynote Speaker see http://gerdtube.com

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Winners and losers in new world order #postcoronafuture (via the Guardian)

“In Hong Kong, graffiti reads: “There can be no return to normal because normal was the problem in the first place.

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Here is an entirely new way to present and do keynotes using Zoom backgrounds

As many of you may have noticed, responding to the Covid19 crisis that is destroying the keynote-speaking business as we know it, I have become even deeper involved with figuring out how to present virtually and how to best do what we at The Futures Agency call ‘Digital Conferences‘. As part of this exploration I […]

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Slides, images, audio and video from our online conference on The Future of Work, today

e Future of Work - the Great Transformation. Free online conference with Futurists Ross Dawson, Shara Evans, Gerd Leonhard. The world ‘after Corona’ will be dramatically different, and the way we work, when, where and why is changing forever.

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Slides, images, audio and video from our online conference on The Future of Work, April 9 2020

e Future of Work - the Great Transformation. Free online conference with Futurists Ross Dawson, Shara Evans, Gerd Leonhard. The world ‘after Corona’ will be dramatically different, and the way we work, when, where and why is changing forever.

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12 bullets: Futurist Gerd Leonhard’s Post-Corona Foresights

Last week, I wrote a fairly lengthy piece on The Great Transformation and what our world could look like, backcasting from late 2020. Many people have requested a shorter version, so here it is; slightly updated with some added angles. I hope you like it! Be sure to also visit my new PostCoronaFuture hub (daily […]

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