Category: abundance

Why the Singularity is certain to happen in my own lifetime, and how it matters (Futurist/Humanist Gerd Leonhard)

I recently came to an important realisation: I will most likely see the so-called Singularity happen in my own lifetime. I’m 56, and I believe that this inflection point at which computers, ‘thinking machines’ and AI become infinitely and recursively powerful is no more than 20-25 years away, at most ...

Here are my best-of-2015 slides featuring the most important memes from my 80+ talks – all in one huge slideshare deck!

The end of the year is always a good time to review and reflect upon what worked well, and what did not, so here are those slides, memes and topics that repeatedly struck a chord with my audiences in 2015, covering topics such as artificial intelligence, automation and the future of human work, ...

My presentation on the future of connectivity at Telecoms World Middle East TWME 2015, Dubai

It was a pleasure to be at this unique event. Thanks to Terrapinn for asking me to do this keynote. Here are the slides from today: high res via dropbox (42 MB PDF) or Connectivity Future Telecommunications ICT Gerd Leonhard Dubai Futurist Public-web  12MB PDF KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: CONNECTIVITY AS THE VEHICLE AND DRIVER ...

PDF with my slides: presentation at the FCC event in Chicago, today (BGM Strategic Planning Summit). The world in 2025

More about the event As promised, here is the PDF with my slides: FCC Chicago world in 2025 Public-web  16MB PDF 8:45 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. General Session: The World in 2025: Part 1: Understanding Exponential Technological Change Gerd Leonhard, The Futures Agency 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. General Session: The World in 2025: Part 2: Understanding Its Impact on Humanity Gerd ...

The Internet of Things and its unintended consequences: why we should proceed with caution

Download the PDF version: The Internet of Things and its unintended consequences: why we should proceed with caution   Download all my other stuff via GerdCloud/Dropbox The Internet of Things (IoT) / Internet of Everything / Industrial Internet is sizzling hot. Everywhere I go people ask me about it. Almost every single event I ...

New opinion piece on CNN Money: "the disturbing consequences of ultra-connectivity" (Gerd Leonhard)

CNN Money just published a new opinion piece penned by me, and edited by Alanna Petroff, in connection with their Mobile World Congress Barcelona coverage. Here are some of the most crucial snippets: Smartphones and mobile devices have given each of us a ‘second brain,’ allowing us to navigate new cities without getting ...

Great Podcast: James Hughes on “What is Technoprogressivism" (Review The Future), and my transcript

I ran across this ReviewTheFuture podcast with Prof. James Hughes of the IEET last week, and it provided so much food for thought that I decided to have it transcribed, see the best-of’s below (still adding), and the PDF. Future Review Techno transcript progressive 046  PDF In this episode, we talk with ...

Good review of my TedX talk on Digital Ethics

… just found this via the Cordis / EU site. Very good summary of my talk (see below) ‘Is Google tracking your every step creepy or useful?’ Leonard questioned, ‘that depends on your ethics.’ The privacy vs. security debate, Leonhard said, holds the key to why ethics are important. But who ...

President Bill Clinton and Peter Diamandis at CGI 2014 – YouTube

via President Bill Clinton and Peter Diamandis at CGI 2014 – YouTube. Interesting interview with Peter Diamandis, on abundance and the xprize.  A lot of good stuff in here, and I love his enthusiasm but some of his comments strike me as being seriously tech-centric. Can every single problem be solved with ...

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