Carmageddon is Coming – Future Crunch – great read via Medium

“An overlapping confluence of three different technological waves — the smartphone, the electric battery and artificial intelligence — have created the conditions for a technological disruption so profound it’s going to change almost everything about the way we move in modern society.” Carmageddon is Coming – Future Crunch – Medium https://medium.com/future-crunch/carmageddon-is-coming-899c0f05a2a via Instapaper   SaveSave SaveSave

“Google, not GCHQ, is the truly chilling spy network” says John Naughton (The Guardian)

“one of the spooks with whom I discussed Snowden’s revelations waxed indignant about our coverage of the story. What bugged him (pardon the pun) was the unfairness of having state agencies pilloried, while firms such as Google and Facebook, which, in his opinion, conducted much more intensive surveillance than the ...

Why you should manage your energy, not your time (via the BBC)

In the absence of clear indicators of what it means to be productive and valuable in their jobs, many workers turn back toward an industrial indicator of productivity: doing lots of stuff in a visible manner,” says Newport Why you should manage your energy, not your time http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20170612-why-you-should-manage-your-energy-not-your-time via Instapaper

The Amazon-Walmart Showdown That Explains the Modern Economy / must read via NYT

“Each one is trying to become more like the other — Walmart by investing heavily in its technology, Amazon by opening physical bookstores and now buying physical supermarkets. But this is more than a battle between two business titans. Their rivalry sheds light on ...

Ethical Innovation Means Giving Consumers a Say | WIRED

  “Increasingly, the people and companies with the technological or scientific ability to create new products or innovations are de facto making policy decisions that affect human safety and society. But these decisions are often based on the creator’s intent for the product, and they don’t always take into account its ...

Ethical Innovation Means Giving Consumers a Say | WIRED

“Increasingly, the people and companies with the technological or scientific ability to create new products or innovations are de facto making policy decisions that affect human safety and society. But these decisions are often based on the creator’s intent for the product, and they ...

Futurist David Brin: Be a Proxy activist ! Love this concept (and yes, I am, also)

  Be a proxy activist Brin believes everyone should be a proxy activist. That means you find half a dozen nonprofit organizations to give $50 a month to, like the Electronic Frontier Foundation or others that represent your point of view. Fail to do so and “you’re a bad person,” in his ...

My deck from the GTDC Summit in Vienna today: Technology, Humanity and The Future

here it is…. quick update, more later :)) GTDC Vienna Technology Humanity Future Gerd Leonhard Public

Beyond business as usual: the Internet of Things, AI, Technology vs Humanity? Full-length video of my keynote at IoT World Forum in London

Thanks to the Internet Talent Consortium and Cisco for making this video available – I think it’s one of the best talks I have  ever given on the topic of Technology vs Humanity, the IoT and AI. Visit the event website for all of the other presentations held on that ...

Tim Cook (Apple) talks technology and humanity – riveting speech at MIT commencement address 2017. wow.

“When technological advancement can go up so exponentially I do think there’s a risk of losing sight of the fact that tech should serve humanity, not the other way around” Tim Cook says Apple is not behind on artificial intelligence (MIT technology review) I am 1000% behind everything Tim says. Mind-boggling overlaps with ...

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