Category: Technology and Humanity

Futurist David Brin: Be a Proxy activist ! Love this concept (and yes, I am, also)

  Be a proxy activist Brin believes everyone should be a proxy activist. That means you find half a dozen nonprofit organizations to give $50 a month to, like the Electronic Frontier Foundation or others that represent your point of view. Fail to do so and “you’re a bad person,” in his ...

Beyond business as usual: the Internet of Things, AI, Technology vs Humanity? Full-length video of my keynote at IoT World Forum in London

Thanks to the Internet Talent Consortium and Cisco for making this video available – I think it’s one of the best talks I have  ever given on the topic of Technology vs Humanity, the IoT and AI. Visit the event website for all of the other presentations held on that ...

Tim Cook (Apple) talks technology and humanity – riveting speech at MIT commencement address 2017. wow.

“When technological advancement can go up so exponentially I do think there’s a risk of losing sight of the fact that tech should serve humanity, not the other way around” Tim Cook says Apple is not behind on artificial intelligence (MIT technology review) I am 1000% behind everything Tim says. Mind-boggling overlaps with ...

Presentation: SHIFT 2017 Turku Finland. Technology vs humanity – opportunities and challenges

It’s always great to speak in Finland, and being at the SHIFT 2017 event was a great pleasure, as well. Below is my deck from my talk; we will have a video available soon, as well. Btw: if you sign up for shift 2017 right now you can win a free copy ...

Here is my presentation from the TIETO Leadership event in Helsinki, today: transforming for the future

Here is the deck!  Thanks to Tieto for inviting me. Check out the tweets here and here. Tieto Leadership transforming for the future Helsinki gerd leonhard 4DIS low res Some best-of-images:

‘Westworld,’ ‘Black Mirror’ and other tech-driven shows delve into what it means to be human

  “Sticky big-picture questions like that are meat and potatoes this season for such series as “Humans,” HBO’s “Westworld,” USA’s “Mr. Robot” and Netflix’s “Black Mirror.” At first glance, these shows may seem to be about subservient robots, murderous mechanical bees or modern-day computer hackers who aspire to change the world ...

Here is my deck from INTA 2017 in Barcelona: the digital transformation of society and what that may mean for the future of intellectual property

Very interesting session in Barcelona today.  Here are the slides, as promised! In this talk, I addressed the future of IP, copyright, patents and trademarks in the context of an exponentially changing world.  The video will be available soon, as well – stay tuned. digital transformation of society and future of ...

New film by Futurist Gerd Leonhard: Technology vs Humanity – the future is already here!

I am delighted to present this exciting new film on the key topics of my recent Technology vs Humanity book. We shot this in Barcelona, earlier this year, and some of the footage is really special I think. The light and the land/city-scape is just amazing! If I may say so myself, the core ...

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