Category: future of internet

What if the Internet Really Isn’t Social? What If It’s the Opposite? (asks Jason Gots)

Good read via BigThink and Jason Gots Best snippets: “Marketing agency Digital Clarity conducted a survey of 1,300 people in 2014 that examined the symptoms of net addiction in young adults. It found that almost 16 percent of 18- to 25-year-olds admitted to spending over 15 hours a day online.  To portray the ...

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 : “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 ...

RadioLiveNZ Interview with Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard on the hard futures: work, jobs, government, humanity, and more

Here is a nice interview with RadioLiveNZ, from my last trip to NZ, a few weeks ago. A big thank you to RadioLiveNZ! International technology futurist and author Gerd Leonhard talks about the big themes in technology right now and some of the trends that are beginning to shape the future

Gerd Leonhard’s Megashifts: digitization, mobilisation, screenification, disintermediation, decentralisation, automation, intelligization, virtualization, anticipation, robotisation

It seems like all those ‘…ation’-words are naturally converging right now;  in almost every keynote I am touching on these trends that may, on one hand, mean very good things for all of us, but may also result in a future that is increasingly less ‘human’. I have taken to calling ...

Must-read piece by Tim Urban (WaitButWhy): The AI Revolution – Road to Superintelligence

read this:  The AI Revolution: Road to Superintelligence – Wait But Why. Writes Tim: The reason this post took three weeks to finish is that as I dug into research on Artificial Intelligence, I could not believe what I was reading. It hit me pretty quickly that what’s happening in the world of AI ...

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 ...

Nice new feature about my work as a futurist and my views on Switzerland (Le Matin, IN FRENCH)

If you speak French, take a look here. Thanks to Fabien Feissli for a great interview and good story-telling:) «La Suisse est très en retard» Le futurologue de renommée mondiale, Gerd Leonhard, est à Genève aujourd’hui. Il nous dévoile un coin du futur. Anticiper les changements à venir dans la société, voilà le ...

▶ Must-watch: Microsoft's HoloLens Live Demonstration: how we look at reality is rapidly changing. This is big.

Wow. Mind-boggling possibilities. Why would you ever NOT want to wear this:)) This is HellVen, no doubt:)) The challenge is no longer the technology (well, some of that remains), but how it will change who we are (i.e. social, cultural, ethical). Be sure to read this review by ArsTechnica, as well. Some ...

4 short videos from my TedX Brussels talk on digital ethics: super-humanity, AI, the exponential society… and more

We have created a series of short videos (90 secs to 3 minutes) with the key messages from my December 1, 2014 TedX Brussels talk on Digital Ethics. Hopefully this will be helpful to some of you! If so, please spread the word. More to come shortly.

Must-watch: have a conversation with Google Translate – YouTube (will our kids still learn languages?)

Finally catching up with SayHi :))  Pretty mind-boggling via Have a conversation with Google Translate – YouTube.


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