Category: Future of Humanity

Five new human rights for the Digital Age (excerpt from Gerd Leonhard’s book Technology vs Humanity)

This is a slightly modified and hyper-linked excerpt from my new book ‘Technology vs Humanity’. Find out more about  ‘Technology vs Humanity’, check out the reviews, read the cheat sheet, or buy the book on Amazon. (Page 140 in my book) Here are some core human rights that I humbly suggest might form part of what I ...

In a robot showdown, humanity may happily surrender (Homo Deus book) – Intelligence will matter more than consciousness?

As you can imagine I don’t quite agree with that summary: intelligence matters more than consciousness?? But with robots making and killing things better than we can, who needs people? Intelligence will matter more than consciousness. What’s so sacred about useless bums who pass their days devouring artificial experiences” in virtual ...

New Podcast with fellow speaker and Futures Agency Member Thimon de Jong: digital transformation, media, truth, trust and… tech vs human?

My fellow Futures Agency member Thimon de Jong and me just had a really good chat on the future of trust and on the general topic of humanity and technology. This is an engaging and informative talk I think; be sure to check it out.  My Soundcloud channel is here btw. About Thimon Future ...

New video: conversations with Gerd #3: technology is not what we seek but how we seek

An important distinction. Watch this short clip below, or watch all ‘conversations with Gerd’. Or download high-res version via my new GerdCloud2 (Public Google Drive). Produced by the fabulous Jean Francois Cardella and TFA Studio, as always!  

Gerd Leonhard presentation at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business: Technology and Humanity – current challenges and issues

Here is my deck from yesterday’s event: Stanford Talk School of Business Gerd Leonhard PUBLIC low res   PDF 35 MB The Next 10 Years: Technology With or Versus Humanity? Gerd Leonhard, futurist, will share his thoughts about the influence of technology on political polarization. Find out more about my new book ‘Technology vs Humanity’, ...

Futurist Gerd Leonhard: Open letter to the Partnership on AI (take 2)

When machines have an IQ of 50,000, what happens to human values and ethics? By Gerd Leonhard  Futurist , Author Technology vs Humanity The partnership on AI has just announced some new members and a board of trustees, and Apple has finally joined Facebook, Google / Deep Mind, IBM, Amazon and Microsoft. This development has ...

2017: Goodbye to the Age of Replication, welcome back to Originality: productivity… is for Robots.

By Gerd Leonhard, Future Thinker The current Age of VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) might be seen altogether differently in the future. It is unlikely that the Romans of 476 AD saw themselves as vanishing or going under, although they knew something was changing with the disappearance of the last ...

My best slides from December 2016: technology and/with/versus humanity?

New deck from flickr !  Read the book now:) Download the PDF: future-challenge-opportunities-futurist-speaker-gerd-leonhard-technology-humanity-collect-public-dec2-2016  24MB

New: conversations with Gerd #2 – the global brain is near (Technology vs/and Humanity)

The latest from my new series ‘conversations with Gerd‘.  Check out my new book here   Technology vs Humanity Technology vs Humanity: key messages Technology vs Humanity: Forbes Interview Technology vs Humanity: the film Technology vs Humanity: digital obesity? Technology vs Humanity: podcast with Richard Watson The Global Brain TVH Blog The Global Brain is coming ...

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 ...

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