Category: Gerd in the Media

New video: Futurist Gerd Leonhard in conversation with AT&T’s John Donovan (AT&T Shape LA)

John Donovan (AT&T’s Chief Strategy Officer and Group President) and me had a pretty cool chat about technology, connectivity, media, creativity and humanity – check it out below. I love John’s statement ‘…I guess it is fair to say that you are an optimist”. Indeed.  More details about the event here ...

My comments on “What Black Mirror, Her and the near-future genre tell us about tomorrow” (TheGuardian)

I was recently interviewed by Noah Berlatsky and his piece just went online at TheGuardian  “Taking after George Orwell and JG Ballard, some of the most prophetic and disturbing fiction about the near future continues to be made on TV and film…” Part of the reason that the near future is enjoying ...

My open letter to the ‘Partnership on AI to benefit people and society’ (Amazon, Google, Facebook, IBM, MSFT) just went online at Wired UK

Read it here and please spread the word ! Dear Francesca, Eric, Mustafa, Yann, Ralf, Demis and others at IBM, Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Amazon. The Partnership on AI to benefit people and society is a welcome change from the usual celebration of disruption and magic technological progress. I hope it will also usher in ...

TV Interview on the future of technology, banking, digital ethics & humanity: Gerd Leonhard SIBOS 2016

Watch this pretty far-ranging interview, covering a lot of really important themes from my book and of course from The Future Show LIVE which premiered at SIBOS 2016 as well Experience the future like never before with this innovative event concept designed for challenging decision makers. Technology is changing our world exponentially ...

Gerd Leonhard and The Future Show at SIBOS 2016: man machine futures, technology vs humanity?

This piece was published during Sibos 2016: Gerd-leonhard-SIBOS MAG 2016 pdf  (download the PDF to read the entire piece) One of the keynote speakers at this year’s Sibos, American futurist and author Gerd Leonhard, argues for an urgent rethink of the relationship between man and machine. Here he explains why the big decisions rest ...

Frank Ocean, Apple Music, And The Headache Of Streaming Exclusives – quoting my 2005 book “The Future of Music”

Nice to know someone is taking notice 🙂  I have given up on the music business for about 5 years now … and that’s been a good decision; it’s simply the most dysfunctional business I have ever seen. “This new reality differs from the one we were promised. Back in 2005, ...

New podcast interview with Gerd Leonhard: Technology vs Humanity? Via Digital Mindfulness

…published a few hours ago, here. Thanks to Lawrence Ampofo. Technology vs Humanity Opening Chapter Free Read Gerd Leonhard Read the preview PDF: Technology-vs.-Humanity-Ch-1-Prologue-to-the-Future Gerd Leonhard Preview 🙂

Gerd Leonhard: La tecnologia tra paradiso e inferno: good interview (in Italian)

“Puoi espandere il commento che fai nel video [Umanità vs Tecnologia], dove dici “vedremo più cambiamenti nei prossimi 20 anni rispetto ai 300 anni precedenti”? È una frase che uso per semplificare la natura esponenziale in aumento di ciò che oggi stiamo vedendo nella tecnologia: è sempre più vero che quasi ...

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