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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 ...

Is this all about freedom versus security? Apple vs the FBI

To be clear, I support Apple’s stand on this! Read Vivek Wadwha’s take on Apple vs FBI Read NYT’s opinion piece

The US government vs Apple and Google’s: the smartphone encryption discussion

“The US government and police officials are in the midst of a misleading PR offensive to try to scare Americans into believing encrypted cellphones are somehow a bad thing.”— Trevor Timm. Meanwhile, FBI director James Comey picked on Apple, saying the company was allowing its customers to “place themselves beyond the law.” My 2 ...

▶2 short BBC Interviews on the Future of Television (Futurist Gerd on YouTube)

▶ Gerd Leonhard BBC Interview on the Future of Television – YouTube. These clips were recorded in NY in 2012. Thanks to the BBC for making this available.  

New podcast on the future of music revenue

… just went live on Soundcloud, thanks to Peter Petro.  We had a nice chat and this podcast nails some of the big issues, but I am kind of retiring from music business stuff right now – it just keeps turning around in circles, it seems (heading towards peak dysfunctionality).

Apple’s Podcast Disaster

Apple’s podcast app is, without a doubt, the worst iOS app it’s ever made. Others have been poorly received or largely ignored, but this is unprecedented: With nearly 6,000 ratings, the app has just 1.5 stars in the App Store. Reviews range from harsh to despairing: “Horrible in every way,” ...

Cloud-based music streaming trends: told you so!

From a new eMarketer post (and related report), here are some interesting snippets: "In a sign of how important online streaming and subscription music services have become to the recording industry, trade publication Billboard recently updated its weekly Hot 100 song chart to include data from Spotify, Slacker, ...

My contribution to Mashable’s 9 Bold Predictions for the Digital World of 2020

I recently  was invited to chime in on this snappy collection of 2020-predictions done by Amy-Mae Elliott at Mashable, along with some of my peers and esteemed futurist colleagues such as Ian Pearson, Jim Carroll and Dave Evans.  Take a look.  Here is my piece: Connecting the Cloud With the Crowd"By ...

Deloitte TMT predictions 2012 (nice resource, and video)

Just got this via Stowe Boyd, TFA's new chief curator.  Deloitte: what makes TMT Predictions special and different than other predictions or trends reports? What is Deloitte predicting will be big trends in technology, media, and telecommunications for 2012? Download predictions, listen to podcasts, take a poll, watch videos, and ...

Techdirt explains why Piracy Is Indispensable For The Survival Of Our Culture

Some good points are made in this piece below. If the choice is to follow the law as it is ie. the re-Internet law, or do something that is absolutely worth doing, and a benefit to society at large, then where will that leave most people in a digital society? ...

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