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Are you ready to be microchipped? A short film presented by TFA Studio and FuturistGerd

Think about that. Download a high res MP4 version here (it’s OK to use this clip under creative commons attribution non-commercial license) Art Director and Producer: Jean Francois Cardella, TFA Studio Find out more about my new book ‘Technology vs Humanity’, read the TVH cheat sheet, buy it on Amazon 

Digital Obesity or Analogue Anorexia? Welcome to the Future (expanded excerpt from “Technology vs Humanity”)

No escape from the data tsunami? Note: this post has been excerpted, expanded and adapted from my new book “Technology vs Humanity” (read more here, buy it on Amazon, buy singles or bulk orders from  the publisher – use discount code GL1)   The amount of information, data and media information available to us is growing ...

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 ...

The future of marketing: man and machine (my deck from FODM 2016 in London)

Here is my deck from today’s FODM event in London Future of marketing man or machine FODM 2016 London futurist gerd leonhard Public deck  40MB high res Future of marketing man or machine FODM 2016 London futurist gerd leonhard Public deck-web 10 MB low-res Keynote:The ultimate marketer of the future – human or machine? If ...

The global brain is coming: Google launches new AI in the cloud (videos). Hellven is certain!

Watch this video to get a glimpse of what’s coming: search-as-we-know-it is dead or dying (ETA within 5 years), apps are becoming yesterday’s way to interact with services platforms, and intelligent digital assistants (I call them IDAs) will taking their place. The race is on: who will be the dominant ‘global brain’ ...

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 ...

Watch the Pepper digital assistant video from Japan: the ‘synths’ in the new AMC TV show ‘Humans’ are not far away?

Thanks to the Japanese companies Softbank and Aldebaran (and dozens of other enterprising ‘make the world a better place’ tech companies all over the world) we won’t have to actually talk to each other any more, in the future. We won’t have to remember anything, use our hands and (god forbid) actually write ...

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 ...

Inc. magazine lists me as one of the top 30 Internet of Things 'experts'…

Inc magazine and John Rampton just published a list of the top 30 Internet of Things experts; and I am delighted to be included along with Scoble, David Poque, Chris Pirillo and Guy Kawasaki. I am not so sure that being an ‘expert’ is all that desirable, really, but hey… it’s ...

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 ...

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