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Futurist & Humanist


Gerd is not your average futurist. Rather than simply channeling techno-optimism with cheerful presentations about the latest and greatest wonders the future holds for us, Gerd is all about what he calls 'Practical Wisdom'. EQ meets IQ as he remixes futurism with humanism, algorithms with androrithms, science with vision, and business with art. Gerd is listed by Wired Magazine as one of the top 100 most influential people in Europe.
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Keynote Speaker


Gerd's passion is the relationship of humans with technology, and the impact of exponential technological change on society, culture and business. One of the most remarkable and unique keynote speakers in the world today, Gerd boasts a combined audience of over 2.5 million people. His talks and presentations are honed by thousands of hours of experience, ensuring an unforgettable experience for the audience.
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Author, Technology vs Humanity


Gerd is the author of five books including his work 'Technology vs Humanity'. Futurism meets humanism in this ground-breaking new work of critical observation and discourse. Gerd depicts the megashifts that will radically alter our society, our economy, our values and even our biology. Wherever you stand on the scale between technomania and nostalgia for a lost world, this book is sure to challenge, provoke, warn and inspire.
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Practical Wisdom from the future

The future is already here – we just haven’t paid enough attention to it! Many of us are far too busy coping with present challenges to explore the future in any real depth – and when we do, our hopes and fears often run away with us, resulting in utopias or dystopias that are not very helpful for planning and decision-making. For countless individuals and organizations around the globe the solution to this challenge is called Gerd Leonhard.

A musician by origin, and a digital music entrepreneur in the 1990s, Gerd connects technology and humanity – algorithms and androrithms – for a 360-degree coverage of the multiple futures that present themselves at any one time. Gerd Leonhard speaks, coaches, advises, and influences around the world. “Technology vs. Humanity”, his latest book, reminds every one of us what is at stake as we enter a world run by machines and algorithms.



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A call for “Soft Ethics” by Professor Luciano Floridi

In this video, Oxford Digital Ethics Lab Professor Luciano Floridi asks...
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New podcast: Gerd Leonhard and Peter Van on Chapter 3 of “Technology vs Humanity: The Megashifts”

A good talk! New podcast on the key themes set forth my book Technology vs...
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Team Human vs Team AI: when Rushkoff meets Morozov

Guest post by The Futures Agency curator Peter Van Rushkoff has a new...
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