My presentation at Livro com Debate in Lisbon (Portuguese Technology vs Humanity Book Event), with Alexandre Quintanilha

Thanks to my Portuguese publisher, Gradiva, and the Ordem dos Medicos for organising this presentation and discussion about my Technology vs Humanity book (portuguese version). Here is the deck from my presentation (20MB PDF): Livro com debate gradiva lisbon gerd leonhard technology vs humanity public deck futuristgerd low res Media coverage here. Início ...

New short film: Futurist Gerd Leonhard on the Internet of Things – a new Meta-Intelligence and the Global Brain

Just went live on my Youtube channel – we have another 5 short films like this, coming up very soon! This is #1 in a new series of short videos on the most essential topics in my work: technology versus humanity (check out my book, here), the Internet of Things, Artificial ...

The Futures Agency is seeking a video editor and motion graphic designer

ASAP:). Please apply via this link. The Futures Agency is a unique organisation designed to help its clients discover, understand and create their preferred future. Futurist Gerd Leonhard and his team of professionals help enterprises, multi-national corporations and governments to identify changes before it happens, craft new visions and manifest deep ...

Meine Präsentation: Bucerius Symposium Hamburg “Schafft der Mensch den Menschen ab”

Hier ist das Slidedeck | Here is the PDF (in German).  More details about the event here. PDF 20MB:  Technologie und Mensch Bucerius Lab Hamburg Gerd Leonhard Public Deck low res   Technology vs. Humanity? Die Gelegenheiten und Herausforderungen der nächsten 10 Jahre Gerd Leonhard // Moderation: Daniel Opper Der digitale Fortschritt beschleunigt sich rasant: ...

New interview with Gerd Leonhard in TheGuardian: How we handle money, what we drive and how we even divorce will become cheaper and simpler soon, says a leading futurist

… just went online via TheGuardian (thanks to Juliet Stott) “The way we bank, borrow money and buy products such as insurance, cars and legal services will change dramatically due to exponential advances in technology. Leading futurist Gerd Leonhard, whose clients include Vodafone, Prudential, Lloyds Bank and UBS, spoke to Guardian ...

Yes I did #DeleteFacebook: Futurist Gerd Leonhard’s take. So would a paid-for, non-commercial platform be a better solution?

As of march 23, 2018, I am no longer active on Facebook and will be deleting my profile and all related pages in the next 2 weeks. Why? For me, the current Cambridge Analytica debacle is the straw that broke the camel’s back – enough is enough! Facebook can no longer be ...

Ein Podcast mit Tim Renner und Gerd Leonhard zum Thema Facebook und Politik – Podcast with Tim Renner (in German)

#deletefacebook – ist das wirklich die Lösung oder braucht es nicht vielmehr einen totalen Reset wie soziale Medien und andere globale Internet Plattformen unsere Daten nutzen dürfen…eine Art von “Statebook” der Bundesrepublik Deutschland? Hier diskutieren der Autor und Futurist Gerd Leonhard und der Musik Manager und ehemalige Berliner Kultur-Staatssekretär Tim Renner über Facebook.   Renner Leonhard Podcast Facebooks ...

The Tyranny of Convenience – made me think (via the NYT)

In the developed nations of the 21st century, convenience — that is, more efficient and easier ways of doing personal tasks — has emerged as perhaps the most powerful force shaping our individual lives and our economies. This is particularly true in America, where, despite all the paeans to freedom ...

Futurist Gerd Leonhard is looking for an experienced research assistant (freelance / virtual position)

Hi everyone, I am looking for an experienced and reliable freelance researcher to assist with preparing my talks and speaking engagements, workshops, film scripts and various writing projects. A suitable person would have deep background and expertise in future studies (nowist/near-future timeframe ie. 5-8 years), fast yet thorough online research skills, ...

NEW: Handelszeitung.ch Interview: Der Futurist Gerd Leonhard über die Angst vor der Digitalisierung, warum die Schweiz mehr Biss braucht und den faustischen Pakt mit Silicon Valley

Auf Deutsch | In GERMAN language. Mehr hier lesen. Von Tim Höfinghoff am 02.03.2018 Wann haben Sie sich gesagt, ab heute bin ich Futurist und mache daraus ein Geschäft? Gerd Leonhard: Ich war früher Musiker und Produzent. Mitte der 1990er Jahre hat mich ein Bekannter dazu ermutigt, in den USA ein Online-Musikgeschäft zu starten. Wir ...

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