Category: Learning

Knowledge Doubling Every 12 Months, Soon to be Every 12 Hours (some pretty amazing stats via IndustryTap)

Some pretty amazing stats here (even though this is from 2013:) Buckminster Fuller created the “Knowledge Doubling Curve”; he noticed that until 1900 human knowledge doubled approximately every century. By the end of World War II knowledge was doubling every 25 years. Today things are not as simple as different types ...

My latest guest post on TheGuardian: The future of knowledge and learning in the coming era of intelligent machines

My latest contribution on TheGuardian just went live, here. Download the PDF: The future of knowledge in the coming era of intelligent machines | Futurist Gerd Leonhard TheGuardian I think I managed to nail a few important points in this piece – here are some highlights: Technology is inadvertently making great progress ...

The Future of Work: Spanish Translation of my recent guest post at Economic Times India

This is the Spanish translation of my January 3, 2014, guest post in the EconomicTimes India.  Many thanks to Fernando del Río, economist and social innovator at, for making this contribution! El futuro del trabajo. ¿Vamos hacia una nueva concepción del trabajo? El concepto de “trabajo” ha estado en el corazón tanto de ...

Being human in a digital society (my presentation at FutureDay Istanbul, March 1 2014)

This was a pretty amazon event!  As promised, Here is the PDF: Be human in a digital society FutureDay Istanbul Gerd Leonhard-web  (Low res 5.1 MB PDF  High Res: 22 MB PDF  DROPBOX or just go to and look for 2014 presentations. Updated on April 24, 2014: complete transcript of my talk (in ...

Here are my presentations at DeHaagse Hogeschool in TheHaque NL (today)

Great event at DeHaagse Hogeschool ‘onderwijsdag’ today! Part 1: Keynote speech on future of education, universities and technologies / ICT Dropbox: 10MB Owncloud (Gerd): 26MB high res PDF (NEW) Part 2: Presentation and discussion on the wireframing the future of universities (please note: most of these slides weren’t actually showsn due to the ...


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