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Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? Some serious food for thought via The Atlantic

“A generation shaped by the smartphone and by the concomitant rise of social media. I call them iGen. Born between 1995 and 2012, members of this generation are growing up with smartphones, have an Instagram account before they start high school, and do not remember a time before the internet. ...

Resist the Internet – read this nicely put heretic piece

  “Compulsions are rarely harmless. The internet is not the opioid crisis; it is not likely to kill you (unless you’re hit by a distracted driver) or leave you ravaged and destitute. But it requires you to focus intensely, furiously, and constantly on the ephemera that fills a tiny little screen, ...

Feature in Blick am Abend (Switzerland, in German): Zukunft des Reisens, Futurist Gerd Leonhard

If you speak / read German, this was just published in Blick am Abend here in Switzerland. Enjoy. BlickamAbend_2015-04-08 1 Gerd Leonhard Reise Zukunft  (PDF) Doch was der technische Fortschritt verändern wird, ist die Vermarktung von Ferien. «Der Tourismus der Zukunft ist hypervernetzt, mobil und sozial.» Bei der Planung der Reise helfen ...

Good example of how obsession with our mobile devices may cause us to miss out on the best things in life…

… the picture pretty much says it all:) A sign of the times. #canon_photos A photo posted by Eric J. Smith (@esmith_images) on Feb 2, 2015 at 11:03pm PST

The Apple Watch looks good – too good, actually: distractions + outsourced thinking spells digital obesity

Update: read this very much related Guardian article on why multi-tasking and constant task-switching is bad for our brains. So I looked at those cool new Apple watches and those enthusiastic Apple keynote videos, and I have to say that I am very tempted to get this watch as soon as it ...

My best 'digital heretic' slides so far

In the past 2 years – since the summer of Snowden, really – I have become much more critical of technology, and am probing more deeply into the abyss of ‘unintended consequences’ (nope…it’s not as bad as it sounds). Here is a collection of slides I have out together on ...

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 ...

Digital obesity and the obsession with MORE: watch this 'Black Mirror' teaser to visualize where we might be headed (dystopia alert!)

… and watch the Black Mirror episodes after that (now available on Netflix). A future without what I call ‘digital ethics’  will very  likely look like this 🙁 Read more about Digital Obesity via the Twitter hashtag and here (my Fastcompany piece from last year) My favourite trailer is this one, though, on ...

Sonae FINCO’14 – Flash Interview with Gerd Leonhard on Digital Obesity and what makes us human

In this short video short at SONAE’s Finco event in Lisbon (see more here, including my slides) I comment on topics such as the future of work and where technology is taking us, digital ethics, telepresence, digital obesity, the future of travel and more.   via Sonae FINCO’14 – Flash Interview Gerd Leonhard – ...

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