Category: Inequality

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 ...

Human ingenuity will be the genesis for IoT prosperity: thoughtful piece by Jeanne Beliveau-Dunne (Cisco)

Really nice piece by Cisco’s Jeanne Beliveau-Dunne, referring to my keynote at the IoT World Forum in London. We need to think big, beyond business bottom lines, to a common purpose “As business leaders, we must think beyond the fiscal bottom line and technological advances in products and services and ask ourselves, ...

Video and slides from my keynote at The Economist Innovation Forum 2017 in Berlin: Technology, Business, Digital Ethics (updated)

Here is the deck, below (PDF 20MB), More about the event here.  Business Technology and Digital Ethics Gerd Leonhard @Economist Innovation Forum Berlin 2017 Public Deck Update August 18th 2017: here is the entire video (presentation and interview with Tom Standage).    Note: you can download audio-only, MP3 versions of most of ...

Technology is making the world more unequal. Only technology can fix this? Says Cory Doctorow

  “Smart unequal societies prevent collapse by convincing their elites to hand over some of their earnings to the rest of the country, producing broadly shared prosperity and a sense of national solidarity that transcends class resentments (see, for example, Sweden). With enough inequality over enough time, the cherished idiocies of the ...

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 ...

How to understand the state of carbon consumption (short video via the Economist)

Nice video via The Economist Films China and India are perceived to be the worst emitters of carbon dioxide. But much changes when adjustments are made for population, GDP levels and carbon consumption per person  

▶ Jeremy Rifkin on Singularity 1 on 1 (video)

▶ Jeremy Rifkin on Singularity 1 on 1 – YouTube. I am a great fan of Jeremy Rifkin and his ‘collaborative commons’ and ‘zero marginal cost’ approach. Watch this video, and check out his books.

How You, I, and Everyone Got the Top 1% All Wrong (great piece on inequality by Derek Thompson)

Another great ‘penny-drop’ piece by Derek Thompson / TheAtlantic. Really made me think about inequality and how dramatic it has become in the U.S., particularly How You, I, and Everyone Got the Top 1 Percent All Wrong It’s even more egregious than that. An amazing chart from economist Amir Sufi, based on the ...

▶ Brilliant talk by Lawrence Lessig: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim

▶ Lawrence Lessig: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim – YouTube. Larry really nails it again, in this Ted Talk: American politics is controlled by ‘the funders’ (approx. 143 people), and congress(wo)men spend up to 70% of their time fundraising.  MUST WATCH.

New Video: Meeting of the minds (MOTM) #5: the key future trends (Ross Dawson / Gerd Leonhard)

This is Meeting of the Minds episode #5 featuring my fellow futurist Ross Dawson and me discussing the key trends for the next 5 years: from ego to eco, human-machine interfaces and overlaps, sustainability, OTT media, the future of energy, collective vs artificial intelligence, distributed value creation, the p2p economy, ...

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