Must-read report by PEW Research: Experts Say Digital Disruption Will Hurt Democracy
Must-read report by PEW Research: Experts Say Digital Disruption Will Hurt DemocracyRead more
Should we become superhuman?
Transcend humanity?Read more
Happiness in the digital age: Free PDF with the complete 9th chapter of my book ‘Technology vs Humanity’!
As big tech simulates quick hits of hedonistic pleasure, how can we protect the deeper forms of happiness that involve empathy, compassion, and consciousness?Read more
Here is my presentation from Innovation Explorer Sofia, today: Megashifts, Game-changers and #techvshuman?
Great event in Sofia today. As promised, here is my slide-deck as PDF.Read more
Here is my deck from the Converge Capital Conference in Rio de Janeiro, today: Sustainable Investing Futures
Find out more about this event. Converge Capital Conference is a pioneer event in Brazil focused on fostering sustainable and impact investing.Read more
In 2020, will global ‘techlash’ move from words to action? Good read via Politico
“Officials across the EU and North America are finally realizing that just as tech companies are breaking down barriers between various industries, so too must policymakers stop living in silos if they really want to come to grips with how the digital economy works. That includes efforts, already started in 2019, to rethink competition rules […]Read more
Must-watch speech by Paul Polman (former Unilever CEO) at SDG Business Forum 2019
Paul Polman, SDG Advocate and Co-Vice Chair of the UN Global Compact Board, made a passionate call-to-action to the companies everywhere at the 2019 SDG Business Forum.Read more
Are you ready for these 10 Game-Changers: foresight becomes mission-critical as we must navigate these changes increasingly faster
The 10 Game-Changers: Data | Cloud | the IoT / Internet of Things | Artificial Intelligence | Blockchain | Augmented/Virtual/Mixed Reality | 3D Printing | Voice Control / Natural Language Processing | Quantum Computing | Genetic EngineeringRead more
The ‘Neoluvian Man’: the New Renaissance
what I started to call the 'Neoluvian (Wo)Man' riffing off Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man. This person (man/woman) is struggling to position him/herself in a world that is dominated by what I call the 10 game changers. More on this narrative soon!Read more
Past the peak of global automotive
‘It could well be that we passed the peak in global automotive production,’ says the CEO of Robert Bosch, the world’s largest car parts supplierRead more
Futurist Gerd Leonhard’s notes on Stuart Russell’s powerful new book on AI: Human Compatible
Futurist Gerd Leonhard's notes on Stuart Russell's powerful new book on AI: Human CompatibleRead more
Douglas Rushkoff’s must-read on ‘technology out of control’ – couldn’t have said it better myself!
"The next decade will determine whether we human beings have what it takes to rise to the occasion of our own, imposed obsolescence"Read more
Sustainable futures: technology AND people, planet, purpose, prosperity (video)
As technology races ahead, how do we protect our humanity? By investing as much in humanity as we do in technology. Hear futurist Gerd Leonhard talk with WBCSD Managing Director Filippo Veglio about what this means for sustainability, the future of work, and the business community.Read more
A key paradigm in my work as a Futurist: Practical Wisdom
People learn how to be brave, said Aristotle, by doing brave things. So, too, with honesty, justice, loyalty, caring, listening, and counsellingRead more
We should never put efficiency over humanity – it’s the path to dehumanisation
We should never put efficiency over humanity - it's the path to dehumanisationRead more
Read my new Forbes.com contribution: 2020 Will Bring A New Renaissance – Humanity Over Technology
Perhaps in the industrial age and even in the so-called information society we’ve been pretending to be inhuman all along, to be ‘better machines’ - and now it’s time to give up the act: Our ultimate job is to be human. As the third decade of the twenty-first century kicks off, let’s transcend our love-affair with ‘digital transformation’ and ‘exponential technologies’ and rediscover what it means to be human.Read more
How will we remain USEFUL HUMANS? A longer post on the future of work, jobs, education and training
This article accompanies today's release of my new film “How the Future Works”. First, I’ll show what’s happening right now, and why I think it’s urgent to ponder the future of work, jobs, education and training. Then I’ll talk about what we, personally, can do: and lastly I’ll lay out what governments and societies need to do to ensure that our future will be mostly heaven.Read more
Futurist Gerd Leonhard’s new film ‘How the Future Works’ is now available!
about Futurist gerd leonhard's new film How the Future WorksRead more
Some of my recent illustrations and slides, on leadership and future-readiness
A collection of themes from my recent keynotes and talks – reuse permitted under creative commons attribution non-commercial license!Read more
Happy new year: here is a nice short video interview with my key messages for 2020 (recorded at Festival de Linkiesta 2019)
Happy 2020: here’s a short video interview with me, with some key messages for 2020 Recorded at Linkiesta Festival 2019 in Italy Read more here (in Italian) Download the PDF with my slides used at this event: linkiesta generatione milano gerd leonhard technology humanity futureRead more