Category: Recommended Reading

Brilliant new report on the future of work/jobs and the impact of technology/automation (Oxford Martin School, CITI)

If you are wondering how jobs, work, education, training, social policy and business are changing worldwide because of technology, automation and what I call the ’10 ations’, you really should download read this brilliant new report. A quick comment: I would add that I think we need to look at lot more towards what ...

What does it mean to be human in the age of technology? (Tom Chatfield – The Guardian)

Great read by Tom Chatfield in The Guardian  @tomchatfield Here are my highlights (essentials are italic) If there’s one thing our swelling collective articulacy as a species brings home, it’s that people care above all about other people: what they think, do, believe, fear, hate, love, laugh at – and what we can ...

Important interview with Futurist Gerd Leonhard on IEET: Technology Could Bring Heaven on Earth, or Create Hell

IEET just published an interview with me here. Thanks to Hank Pellissier for making this happen. IEET: Can you expand on your comment in the video, where you say: ”we will see more changes in the next 20 years than we did in the previous 300” ? Gerd Leonhard: This is a statement I ...

Futurist Gerd Leonhard: some key messages on automation

Here is a few things and best-of materials I have compiled on automation, robotization and AI/IA. Enjoy! Guardian piece with some key quotes by me  Will automation and the internet of things lead to mass unemployment? My blog posts on automation  Recent interview in Stuff.nz (with video) Automation: the key ‘ations’ My other Youtube videos on ...

Good Forbes read on the future of work (by Rawn Shah), 2 perfect illustrations of our future

We stand at a precipice of disruption to the basic socio-economic compact between citizens and the (public and private) institutions of our society. There are reverberations in several areas bringing into question our individual and societal models in how we learn and educate; how we grow up and interact across ...

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 ...

Download Futurist Gerd Leonhard's books for free (PDF), via GerdCloud: Future of Content, Friction is Fiction and more

Greetings, as you may know, I have shared most of my books via my “GerdCloud” public dropbox folder for quite some time now.  Just in case you’ve missed this, here they are, individually. Happy reading!  Folder with PDFs of all books via GerdCloud The Future of Content (2011): Dropbox or direct download Friction is Fiction  (2010): Dropbox ...

The Apple Watch looks good – too good, actually: distractions + outsourced thinking spells digital obesity

Update: read this very much related Guardian article on why multi-tasking and constant task-switching is bad for our brains. So I looked at those cool new Apple watches and those enthusiastic Apple keynote videos, and I have to say that I am very tempted to get this watch as soon as it ...

Must-read piece by Tim Urban (WaitButWhy): The AI Revolution – Road to Superintelligence

read this:  The AI Revolution: Road to Superintelligence – Wait But Why. Writes Tim: The reason this post took three weeks to finish is that as I dug into research on Artificial Intelligence, I could not believe what I was reading. It hit me pretty quickly that what’s happening in the world of AI ...

New opinion piece on CNN Money: "the disturbing consequences of ultra-connectivity" (Gerd Leonhard)

CNN Money just published a new opinion piece penned by me, and edited by Alanna Petroff, in connection with their Mobile World Congress Barcelona coverage. Here are some of the most crucial snippets: Smartphones and mobile devices have given each of us a ‘second brain,’ allowing us to navigate new cities without getting ...

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