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Resisting Reduction: a must-read manifesto by Joi Ito

  “Nature’s ecosystem provides us with an elegant example of a complex adaptive system where myriad “currencies” interact and respond to feedback systems that enable both flourishing and regulation. This collaborative model–rather than a model of exponential financial growth or the Singularity, which promises the transcendence of our current human condition ...

Meine Präsentation beim Zukunftskongress Düsseldorf: here is the slide-deck (in German)

Really enjoyed being at this event in Düsseldorf today. Here is the deck, as promised (in German). Hier sind die Slides! familienuntermehmer düsseldorf mensch maschine zukunft gerd leonhard public deck DEUTSCH low res 16MB PDf Künstliche Intelligenz – die Zukunft zwischen Mensch und Maschine Wann übernehmen die Maschinen? Die Frage scheint berechtigt ...

Here is my slide-deck from RethinkFood 2017, keynote at the Culinary Institute in Napa: technology, humanity and the future of food

…that was a great event!  You can watch the webcast archives here, soon. rethinkfood culinary institute gerd leonhard futurist technology vs humanity PUBLIC low res Some best-of scenes from my slide-deck:

The Real Story of Automation Beginning with One Simple Chart (Via Scott Santens)

  “What should be immediately apparent is that as the number of oil rigs declined due to falling oil prices, so did the number of workers the oil industry employed. But when the number of oil rigs began to rebound, the number of workers employed didn’t. That observation itself should be ...

This Cardiologist Is Betting That His Lab-Grown Meat Startup Can Solve the Global Food Crisis (made me think)

  “Meat without animals. It’s not a new notion. In a 1932 essay predicting sundry future trends, Winston Churchill wrote, “We shall escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order to eat the breast or wing, by growing these parts separately under a suitable medium.” The basic science to ...

Slide-deck from my presentation at Mayo Clinic Rochester: 2017 Rewoldt Lecture: the future of technology and democracy

Here it is – big thanks to the Rewoldt family for supporting this event, and to the Mayo Clinic for bringing me here! mayo clinic gerd leonhard rewoldt lecture technology democracy the future PUBLIC low res  17MB PDF  

Made me think: The new Luddites: why former digital prophets are turning against tech

  “In 1967 Lewis Mumford spoke presciently of the possibility of a “mega-machine” that would result from “the convergence of science, technics and political power”. Pynchon picked up the theme: “If our world survives, the next great challenge to watch out for will come – you heard it here first – ...

Der Feind ist nicht Facebook, der Feind sind wir selbst” (Interview mit Gerd Leonhard, in German)

“Wir sollten Technologie umarmen, aber nicht Technologie werden” Der Futurist und Humanist Gerd Leonhard über eine digitale Ethik. “Wir werden in zwanzig Jahren an dem Punkt angelangt sein, wo fast nichts mehr unmöglich ist”, sagt Gerd Leonhard im Gespräch mit dem KURIER. Der deutsche Futurist und Humanist sprach bei 4GameChanger über das ...

End of the road: will automation put an end to the American trucker – fascinating story

  The only human beings left in the modern supply chain are truck drivers. If you go to a modern warehouse now, say Amazon or Walmart, the trucks are unloaded by machines, the trucks are loaded by machines, they are put into the warehouse by machines. Then there is a guy, ...

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