Are you ready to be microchipped? A short film presented by TFA Studio and FuturistGerd

Think about that. Download a high res MP4 version here (it’s OK to use this clip under creative commons attribution non-commercial license) Art Director and Producer: Jean Francois Cardella, TFA Studio Find out more about my new book ‘Technology vs Humanity’, read the TVH cheat sheet, buy it on Amazon 

The Like Button Ruined the Internet – made me think

“Newspapers and magazines used to have a rather coarse model of their audience. It used to be that they couldn’t be sure how many people read each of their articles; they couldn’t see on a dashboard how much social traction one piece got as ...

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. (Page 140 in my book) Here are some core human rights that I humbly suggest might form part of what I ...

Voice Is the Next Big Platform, and Alexa Will Own It (great read on backchannel)

“Amazon is introducing us to a new computing interface — a voice devoid of a screen—that will eventually grow to be more ubiquitous and more useful than our smartphones. Forget the onerous process of pulling your Pixel or iPhone from your pocket, unlocking it, opening apps, ...

Artificial Intelligence And Income Inequality

“Income inequality is a well recognized problem. The gap between the rich and poor has grown over the last few decades, but it became increasingly pronounced after the 2008 financial crisis. While economists debate the extent to which technology plays a role in global ...

Interview with Futurist Gerd Leonhard: Swiss Marketing Tag 2017 in Luzern (in German): Technology vs Humanity

Thanks to Marketing Tag 2017  und an Susanne Wille (10 vor 10 @ SRF) Download my slides here Audio-only version of my keynote:    

How Artificial Intelligence Will Change Everything – good interview via the WSJ

“MR. JACOBSTEIN: Just since the beginning of 2017 we’ve seen a team at Northwestern develop an AI that could solve the Raven Progressive Matrices Test, an intelligence test of visual and analogical reasoning, better than the average American.We also have seen a team at ...

In a robot showdown, humanity may happily surrender (Homo Deus book) – Intelligence will matter more than consciousness?

As you can imagine I don’t quite agree with that summary: intelligence matters more than consciousness?? But with robots making and killing things better than we can, who needs people? Intelligence will matter more than consciousness. What’s so sacred about useless bums who pass their days devouring artificial experiences” in virtual ...

Singapore: The robot city – Raconteur

“This, he says, leads to a conveyor-belt approach – “people who were seen as residents, all of a sudden, they’re seen as consumers, as clients that are consuming services, and the local government is the service provider Singapore: The robot city - Raconteur https://www.raconteur.net/current-affairs/singapore-the-robot-city via Instapaper    

My presentation at UBA Trend Days in Brussels: Technology, Humanity, The Future – and what does all that mean for Marketing?

More details on the event here Here is the deck (20 MB PDF): Gerd Leonhard UBA Brussels Technology Humanity and Marketing Public low res

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