Category: Transhumanism

Your animal life is over. Machine life has begun. The road to immortality. Great read via the Guardian!

“In his early teens, Koene began to conceive of the major problem with the human brain in computational terms: it was not, like a computer, readable and rewritable. You couldn’t get in there and enhance it, make it run more efficiently, like you could with lines of code. You couldn’t ...

Five new human rights for the Digital Age (excerpt from Gerd Leonhard’s book Technology vs Humanity)

This is a slightly modified and hyper-linked excerpt from my new book ‘Technology vs Humanity’. Find out more about  ‘Technology vs Humanity’, check out the reviews, read the cheat sheet, or buy the book on Amazon. (Page 140 in my book) Here are some core human rights that I humbly suggest might form part of what I ...

Are you ready to be microchipped? A short film presented by TFA Studio and FuturistGerd

Think about that. Download a high res MP4 version here (it’s OK to use this clip under creative commons attribution non-commercial license) Art Director and Producer: Jean Francois Cardella, TFA Studio Find out more about my new book ‘Technology vs Humanity’, read the TVH cheat sheet, buy it on Amazon 

New: conversations with Gerd #2 – the global brain is near (Technology vs/and Humanity)

The latest from my new series ‘conversations with Gerd‘.  Check out my new book here   Technology vs Humanity Technology vs Humanity: key messages Technology vs Humanity: Forbes Interview Technology vs Humanity: the film Technology vs Humanity: digital obesity? Technology vs Humanity: podcast with Richard Watson The Global Brain TVH Blog The Global Brain is coming ...

New podcast: a conversation with futurists Richard Watson and Gerd Leonhard, discussing our new books: Digital vs Human, and Technology vs Humanity

Here is a brand-new podcast with my futurist colleague Richard Watson who just published a great book called ‘Digital vs Human‘. Richard’s book is a great read; he addresses very much the same topics and issues than my own book ‘Technology vs Humanity’ in much the same way (albeit with ...

Is it time to become exponentially human?

By Gerd Leonhard, Future-Thinker and Humanist, Zürich, Switzerland, November 7, 2016 IS IT Time to become exponentially human? Machines can increasingly mimic the human brain and may indeed soon outpace it in certain respects such as calculations per second or storage capacity.  Yet I believe that for the foreseeable future no mechanical apparatus, ...

Here’s a brand-new video clip introducing my new book “Technology vs Humanity” (Conversations with Gerd, episode #1)

We (TFA Studios) just launched a new video series called ‘conversations with Gerd’ and the first episode is about my new book, Technology vs Humanity.  Most of the upcoming episodes will be related to the topics covered in the book. You can watch it below and of course via my ...

Americans love technology, but are not so sure about enhancing their bodies (Pew Study, WaPo)

Good read via The Washington Post delineating the findings of a new Pew Internet report: A majority of Americans said they would be “very” or “somewhat” worried about three specific biomedical technologies chosen by Pew: gene editing, brain chips and synthetic blood. In all these cases, worry about the technology outweighs the excitement ...

My new book “Technology vs Humanity” is now available for pre-reading and pre-ordering!

This is a big day – after 18 months of intense writing and crafting, my new book is finally ready to be published on September 8, 2016. I have teamed up with fellow futurist Rohit Talwar’s new publishing company Fast Future Publishing and today I am delighted to announce the availability ...

Only the privileged fear a robot revolution? (No, I don’t agree but … read this anyway)

“When you think of the millions of lives that could be saved and improved by access to basic healthcare and education, it makes the idea of fearing the further advancement of artificial intelligence seem myopic. The fact of the matter is that any developments in a robot revolution are going ...

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