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New Podcast! Chapter 7: The Digital Obesity Pandemic

Here is our latest podcast based on Chapter 7 of Gerd's best-selling...
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Zuckerberg Wants Facebook to Build a Mind-Reading Machine

“The idea is to allow people to use their thoughts to navigate...
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Please sign up for my Digital Ethics newsletter – this is the #1 technology topic in 2019

Go here to read the latest edition and sign up for this weekly summary of...
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Offline is the new luxury! A short conversation with Futurist, Keynote Speaker and Author Gerd Leonhard

https://youtu.be/d_p6t8KWezk Download the MP4 file: PUBLIC...
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Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? Some serious food for thought via The Atlantic

"A generation shaped by the smartphone and by the concomitant rise of...
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Resist the Internet – read this nicely put heretic piece

  “Compulsions are rarely harmless. The internet is not the opioid...
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Digital Obesity or Analogue Anorexia? Welcome to the Future (expanded excerpt from “Technology vs Humanity”)

No escape from the data tsunami? Note: this post has been excerpted,...
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Anticipatory computing: short WSJ video on: Apple, Google: We Know What You Want Before You Do

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COi3oLrpH5s Read the WSJ piece (if you...
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How Facebook Makes Us Dumber – confirmation bias is a huge issue on large social networks

Just found this interesting piece on Bloomberg by Cass Sunstein -...
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Never offline with the Apple Watch – great gif ! Yet: offline is the new luxury

This really nails it - from TIME magazine Sept 22 2014   (and btw - our...
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Frank Diana just published a great review and summary of my recent KPMG Exec Symposium talk on Automation and Robotics

READ MORE on Frank Diana's blog:  At a recent KPMG Robotic Innovations...
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My latest audioboom and podcast on #maketechhuman – the future of man and machine

Here is a short audio podcast riffing off the recent Wired/Nokia campaign...
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Good example of how obsession with our mobile devices may cause us to miss out on the best things in life…

... the picture pretty much says it all:) A sign of the times....
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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...
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My best ‘digital heretic’ slides so far

In the past 2 years - since the summer of Snowden, really - I have become...
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