Category: BRIC and Emerging Economies

New Video: Meeting of the minds (MOTM) #5: the key future trends (Ross Dawson / Gerd Leonhard)

This is Meeting of the Minds episode #5 featuring my fellow futurist Ross Dawson and me discussing the key trends for the next 5 years: from ego to eco, human-machine interfaces and overlaps, sustainability, OTT media, the future of energy, collective vs artificial intelligence, distributed value creation, the p2p economy, ...

Here is my presentation from the Big Picture Summit in Delhi (today): the Future of Media and Advertising

High resolution PDF Low resolution PDF And while you are here, check out my public file-sharing folders on Dropbox aka GerdCloud: download all of my books, presentations, images, essays free of charge:).  The PDF with my last book “The Future of Content” is here, Kindle version is here. And… visit my Youtube channel ...

New video: Infotrends Sao Paulo 2013: the Future of Media, Content, Advertising (Keynote by Gerd Leonhard, Portuguese subtitles)

This is a pretty nice recording and it shows that I really enjoy speaking to Brazilian audiences – check it out!  You can view the original video here.   Please note: only the short intro is in Portuguese – the rest is in English.  Download the slides here. UPDATE August 19th: new ...

China’s internet: A giant cage (via The Economist), dissidents in China say “freedom is knowing how big your cage is”

Fascinating piece on the Internet in China. “The fastest growth in internet use is in China’s poorer, more rural provinces, partly because of a surge in users connecting via mobile devices, which now outnumber those connecting from computers. The internet is no longer confined to an urban, educated and relatively well-off ...

The future according to Mr Google (great piece by The Guardian)

“There’s a lot of discussion in the world about the two billion that are connected,” he says. “We spend all day talking about the issues of e-commerce and start-ups and globalisation and so forth, and we forget that the majority of people are not online and that they will come ...

Internet in India

http://qz.com/66146/why-only-3-of-india-has-home-internet-access/ Some useful new stats Consider this Gallup survey from January, which polled citizens around the globe about whether they have home internet access: While only 3% of Indians answered “yes,” in China, 34% confirmed home internet access, with 51% penetration in Russia and 40% in Brazil. For comparison, 80% of adults in the ...

Gerd’s guide to disruption: the next 5 years (Part 1)

Greetings everyone, on the occassion of the launch of this new site I have decided to resume some more serious blogging activies, at least once every week. I kind of stopped doing this 3 years ago (due to too many speaking gigs and the rise of fast and easy content ...

Best of JWT’s 100 things to watch for in 2013

These are some of the best slides I have culled from JWT’s presentation on the key trends for 2013, see the slideshow below. Definitely worth browsing the whole thing. JWT: 100 Things to Watch in 2013 from JWTIntelligence

Which countries are the most forward thinking ?

Via the Guardian http://m.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2013/feb/08/countries-most-forward-thinking-visualised Frankly – I am not so sure about this:))) See my comments, here Related articles “Science fiction isn’t just thinking about the world out there. It’s also thinking about how that…” Millennial City: How a new generation can save the future, Ch. 10-3 2013: A year when the future of the ...

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