Category: About Gerd

New video: conversations with Gerd #4: Futurist Gerd Leonhard explains the megashifts

The Megashifts are a key meme in my new book Technology vs Humanity – this video explains the basics.  Go to www.megashifts.com for some more details.   Related video: Some images

My open letter to the ‘Partnership on AI to benefit people and society’ (Amazon, Google, Facebook, IBM, MSFT) just went online at Wired UK

Read it here and please spread the word ! Dear Francesca, Eric, Mustafa, Yann, Ralf, Demis and others at IBM, Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Amazon. The Partnership on AI to benefit people and society is a welcome change from the usual celebration of disruption and magic technological progress. I hope it will also usher in ...

Technology vs. Humanity: a Forbes interview with Futurist /Author Gerd Leonhard

Thanks to Paul Armstrong for conducting this interview on my new book Technology vs. Humanity (pre-order via the site while the discount still applies:)).    Read this exclusive preview PDF about my book: Technology-vs.-Humanity Gerd Leonhard Preview Here are some of the best excerpts: “Technology is no longer just a tool we use to ...

The evilfication of Facebook: boiling frogs, faustian bargains, and the pleasure trap: 10 arguments for quitting Facebook (UPDATED)

This post will be updated regularly as I’m deciding on what to do about my Facebook  presence.  Thanks for all your votes btw – you can see the results up to this point here or below. For now, I have decided to dial back 95% as far as my Facebook usage ...

Meet me in Malta tonight (Economist Gala event): ‘machines will have the power of a human brain by 2025’ via the Malta Independent

A nice preview of my keynote at tonight’s event just went online at the Malta Independent. Some snippets: “By the year 2025, machines will have the same power as the human brain and in 2051 they will have the power of the entire global population. Does is sound far-fetched? It is certainly ...

Nice review of my work by CIO.co in Brazil (in Portuguese): comece já a olhar para 2020 e a preparar a sua empresa

By Cezar Turin  (thanks Cezar!) “Para olhar à frente quebrando o paradigma da visão linear sugiro ver também o excelente vídeo do futurista Gerd Leonhard no YouTube. É longo, cerca de 75 minutos, mas extremamente instigante. Um excelente investimento de tempo. Alguns comentários sobre a apresentação dele. Um ponto que chama atenção é ...

Very interesting global ranking of futurist influencers based on Twitter, Alexa etc – via Ross Dawson. Delighted to be part of it.

Nice to be part of this, among so many esteemed friends, colleagues, influencers and people I admire:). Thanks Ross! Futurist Influence Rankings from Ross Dawson  

My latest newsletter: things you need to read, this week

Subscribe here. Read online here Here are a few things not to be missed as you head into the next week: 1) First, read this brilliant, short piece by John Hagel: The Choice Ahead Regarding Digital Technology  “It will be up to us to ultimately determine how we use that digital technology. Will we use it ...

I’m #88 on the Wired (UK) top 100 influencers list!

For the September issue of WIRED surveyed their network to identify the 100 most influential people in Europe, and for some reason they decided to list me here as well:) Thanks to Wired for the honour and kind consideration! At #88 I feel very well placed – after all it’s a ...

Inc. magazine lists me as one of the top 30 Internet of Things 'experts'…

Inc magazine and John Rampton just published a list of the top 30 Internet of Things experts; and I am delighted to be included along with Scoble, David Poque, Chris Pirillo and Guy Kawasaki. I am not so sure that being an ‘expert’ is all that desirable, really, but hey… it’s ...

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