Category: Inspiration

Meet Futurist Gerd Leonhard in London October 4: Keynote at BREAKOUT2017: Ethical codes for a digital age

I am delighted to be able to contribute to this unique event in London, on October 4 2017 (for more details and updates go here). My keynote will be on AI and other exponential technologies, in the context of digital ethics. Get your tickets. Digital technologies are disrupting the world around ...

Anything that can be digitised or automated, will be – but anything that cannot will become extremely valuable (new gif)

    Download the .mov file: anything digitized or not useless humans vs androrithms final Read more about Androrithms (that which cannot be digitised)

How Elon Musk learns faster and better than everyone else – 5* read!

my Bottom line: It’s not magic. It’s just the right learning process Now, we can begin to understand how Musk has become a world-class expert-generalist: He spent many years reading 60 times as much as an avid reader He read widely across different disciplines He constantly applied what he learned by deconstructing ideas into ...

New video: conversations with Gerd #4: Futurist Gerd Leonhard explains the megashifts

The Megashifts are a key meme in my new book Technology vs Humanity – this video explains the basics.  Go to www.megashifts.com for some more details.   Related video: Some images

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 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 🙂

How websites and apps are designed for compulsion, even addiction. Do we need regulation? M. Schulson via AEON (relates to my digital obesity meme)

Michael Schulson just published this provocative piece via the amazing Aeon.co – and it’s a good read if you are wondering just how humanity and technology will intersect (or converge?) in the near future. Is this ‘convergence’ engineered by those that own the turf? What about Google’s AI plans and their ‘global brain’ ...

3 new podcasts with fellow future thinker and keynote speaker Rudy de Waele: the future of work/jobs, humanity, IoT

3 new tracks you’ll enjoy.  More about and from Rudy here and here IoT Videos by Gerd Humanity Keynotes by Gerd Direct MP3 downloads (all provided under creative commons attribution / non-commercial license)

My Internet of Things story on Wattpad: read it on your mobile!

I am investigating publishing options via WattPad – this is the first story. Read it on WattPad More IoT stuff from me and … even more  

Some notes on Heidegger, Technology and Transhumanism (found while working on my new book)

While researching the key trends impacting the relationship of man and machine in the future, I  ran across this really interesting paper by Jesse I. Bailey, from  July 2014, entitled “Enframing the Flesh: Heidegger, Transhumanism, and the Body as “Standing Reserve”. There are a few really powerful statements in this rather ...

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