The Revolt Against Silicon Valley’s Failed Dream- hard hitting post by Umair Haque

  “I’ve warned for a long time that organizations — whether societies or corporations or political parties — must focus, in this troubled, fractured age, on mattering to people: really improving and transforming their lives. The “backlash” tech faces now is what happens when you don’t. More accurately put, people and societies are losing trust ...

There Is One Thing Computers Will Never Beat Us At: Imperfection!

  “In the world of the future, automated perfection is going to be common. Machines will bake perfect cakes, perfectly schedule appointments and keep an eye on your house. What is going to be scarce is human imperfection.” There Is One Thing Computers Will Never Beat Us At – NewCo Shift https://shift.newco.co/there-is-one-thing-that-computers-will-never-beat-us-at-f66af30565f0 via Instapaper    

Maybe It’s Time To Regulate Gadgets And Apps Like Cigarettes

  “On Wednesday Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff said Facebook should be regulated like a tobacco product. “I think that you do it exactly the same way that you regulated the cigarette industry,” Benioff said on CNBC’s Squawk Alley. “Here’s a product: Cigarettes. They’re addictive, they’re not good for you,” Benioff said. ...

New keynote video: exponential change and the future of technology and humanity (Gerd Leonhard Applause Digital XChange 2017)

Thanks to Applause San Francisco for inviting me and for making this video available.  

New keynote video: Technology and Humanity – what’s our future? Futurist Gerd Leonhard at Sogeti Digital Happiness event, Brussels Nov 2017

Nice one … imho:) At Sogeti Executive Summit 2017: ‘In Pursuit of Digital Happiness’. For more info about the event see: https://www.sogeti.com/ summit2017 and labs.sogeti.com

My presentation at MARCA2018 in Bologna: exponential change, the megashifts and what it means for brands

As promised, here is my deck from my talk at #marca2018 in Bologna today. A special ‘thanks’ to Valerio at Ambrosetti for inviting me. ADM Bologna Keynote Deck Gerd Leonhard Futurist Megashifts PUBLIC  20MB PDF Some key slides SaveSave

Facebook is no longer ‘social’ anything – it’s an AI-platform that needs to be regulated (updated)

Last year’s reports that some apparently well-funded Russian entities used Facebook to systemically disseminate fake news and seed widespread dissent during the 2016 U.S. elections is not only worrisome because of the damage that is being done to the democratic process, the impact on the credibility of social media and the ...

Futurist Gerd Leonhard Talk at Dutch Future Society: technology and humanity, the next 10 years (NEW VIDEO, AUDIO)

That was a great event!  Here is my slide-deck as promised:) Creative Commons license applies, as always. Be sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel. Technology humanity Dutch Future Society Amsterdam Gerd Leonhard Futurist Speaker  25MB PDF Check out my ‘new’ book Technology vs Humanity DFS presents in collaboration with FreedomLab: Futurist Gerd Leonhard ...

What I said in 2013 about TeleMedia i.e. the convergence of Telecom and Media – and what’s actually happening today

Below are some images I used to describe the key trends for telecoms and mobile operators, back in 2013 (I called this ‘telemedia convergence’). Even though these slides are admittedly quite ugly, design-wise (I think I have improved on that:), I think they were spot-on in terms of what actually happened ...

Great read about datamining, and nice animation (via Bloomberg)

The Brutal Fight to Mine Your Data and Sell It to Your Boss. Silicon Valley makes billions of dollars peddling personal information, supported by an ecosystem of bit players. One of them, an upstart called HiQ, is going up against LinkedIn in a battle for your lucrative professional identity.  By Drake ...

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