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Announcing my 2019 Mission Statements & the Digital Ethics Newsletter (Futurist Gerd Leonhard)

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Greetings everyone, and happy new year! This newsletter will be uncharacteristically short, just anno
 

Practical wisdom for the future, curated by Futurist Gerd Leonhard

January 22 · Issue #25 · View online
Futurist and Humanist. Global Keynote Speaker. Author of 'Technology vs Humanity'. Film-Maker. CEO of The Futures Agency. Zürich / Switzerland. My focus is on the future of humanity. Read more on my blog: https://gerd.fm/2019mission

Greetings everyone, and happy new year!
This newsletter will be uncharacteristically short, just announcing my new 2019 mission statements, inviting you to my new DIGITAL ETHICS newsletter, and sharing a few other relevant updates with you.
I hope you enjoy it!
Best regards from Switzerland and I hope you will have a a smashing 2019. Let’s meet up somewhere on the road, if we can (remember: things really happen in conversations, not in presentations 👁)
Best wishes, live long and prosper.
Gerd Leonhard, Futurist and Humanist

A new focus and new mission statement
I have been very fortunate that my 2016 book ‘Technology vs. Humanity’ has been successful beyond my wildest dreams. Many memes from the book - such as #DigitalEthics and of #techvshuman - have spread far and wide around the globe. Most of all my recent talks have been on these topics, already (be sure to watch my new 2018 show-reel, here)
NOW, IT’S TIME TO TALK ABOUT WHAT REALLY MATTERS: THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY.
📌 Going forward, I pledge to do the following:
  1. To be a force for the good of humanity by making meaningful contributions that help to foster human flourishing 
  2. To speak honestly, openly, engagingly and with total integrity with and to my audiences
  3. To present passionate and visionary yet balanced and realistic views that are neither techno-utopian nor neo-luddite
  4. To influence, inspire and advise local, national and global decision makers when it comes to the key technological future topics that are impacting humanity
Read more on my blog, here 👈
More details will be shared on my site next week (yes, we are redoing that, as well)
⚡️ Sign up for my new Digital Ethics newsletter ⚡️
DigitalEthics is the #1 technology topic in 2019, according to Gartner (I tend to agree:)
Read the first edition
Facebook: a great example for what can go wrong if ethics remain a 'nice to have' 🙈
In 2019, I will also further experiment with a new way of doing keynotes, designed for large events and big venues. We call it The Future Show.
My new FUTURE SHOW format for really large events and venues is seriously immersive - watch this keynote from the 2018 ZeroCon conference in London
Almost 500K views: my new film "We need to talk about AI" 🤖
Don't miss this one!
NEW: Download my most popular videos on Vimeo
'Technology vs. Humanity' is now available in 10+ languages
My book: 'Technology vs Humanity: the coming clash of man and machine' is now available in English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Turkish, Russian... 🌍
Thanks so much for your attention, and see you over at the Digital Ethics newsletter!
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