Category: Capitalism

Video and slides: IAPP Data Protection Congress in Brussels, today: Technology and Humanity (updated)

Great event here in Brussels today, see more details here. NEW:  here is the video of my keynote My new book TECHNOLOGY VS HUMANITY, as mentioned, is here – buy as many copies as you can:::) Gerd Leonhard, Futurist, Humanist, Author, CEO, The Futures Agency: Gerd Leonhard focuses on ‘hard futures’, eventualities that are ...

The age of tech: data is now truly the new oil – and still mostly unregulated

I just ran across this pretty amazing stat from Statista: the age of tech. Tech companies are now officially richer than oil / fossil fuel companies. I’ve been saying this for a while but it’s good to finally see some real stats on this concept. Note that while oil companies ...

The Future of Business: towards a new relationship of technology and humanity (6 key findings by Futurist Gerd Leonhard)

We are at a pivot point: humanity will change more in the next 20 years than in the previous 300 years. Below are the 6 key challenges and opportunities facing society, business and governments in the next 10 years as a result of the exponential speed of technological development. Note: this is a summarised version of my chapter from the book ‘The ...

Hilarious video compilation: they (the robots) took our jobs!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZBYLIUqmIs Found via TheNextWeb and Andrew Keen (be sure to look at the links !!) I’m not sure if it’s really good or bad news. Both, probably. But the deserved selection of Martin Ford’s prescient Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future as the 2015 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of ...

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, ...

Here are the slides from today’s Whitebull 2015 Pathways Barcelona event: investing in the future

Here are the slides as promised:)  Event details here Gerd Leonhard: Futurist, Keynote Speaker, Author, Wired top 100 influencer http://gerd.fm/wired88 : “Investing in the Future: The Key Things to Consider for the Next Five Years.” investing in the future gerd leonhard futurist keynote speaker-web 5MB PDF low res investing in the future gerd leonhard futurist keynote speaker  high res ...

“Humans need not apply” – watch this film on why automation will take our jobs. Then, prepare, now.

Watch this film Next, watch my new film on technology versus humanity Then, watch the 6 episodes of my Future Show series

Good Forbes read on the future of work (by Rawn Shah), 2 perfect illustrations of our future

We stand at a precipice of disruption to the basic socio-economic compact between citizens and the (public and private) institutions of our society. There are reverberations in several areas bringing into question our individual and societal models in how we learn and educate; how we grow up and interact across ...

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 ...

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