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From tomorrow to today: Futurist Gerd Leonhard's best links- issue #7

Greetings everyone, here is the latest stuff from my must-read firehose. Enjoy, and best regards from

Humanity Futures and Practical Wisdom, discovered and curated by Futurist Gerd Leonhard

April 25 · Issue #7 · View online
Curated news by Gerd Leonhard, Futurist & Humanist, Keynote Speaker, Author of 'Technology vs Humanity', Film-Maker, CEO of The Futures Agency in Zürich / Switzerland. This newsletter zeroes in on Humanity Futures, Technology & Humanity, and Digital Ethics. The future better than we think - we just need to govern it wisely!

Greetings everyone, here is the latest stuff from my must-read firehose.
Enjoy, and best regards from Zürich, Switzerland
Gerd Leonhard  FuturistGerd
PS: my new book “Technology versus Humanity - the coming clash between Man and Machine” will be published in late May.  Read more about the book or watch my short film on #techvshuman here, and sign up for the brand-new TVH newsletter.

Is pharma the next music business?
Beyond the Pill: Data Is the New Drug | Re/code
Top 10 Medical Technologies of 2016 - The Medical Futurist
Welcome to 'platform capitalism'...?
Imperial ambitions | The Economist
From sites to apps to bots to... the global brain?
Why bots are the new apps | The Economist
And then read this..
Google believes its superior AI will be the key to its future | The Verge
Old debate but lots of new data
Beyond GDP – is it time to rethink the way we measure growth? | World Economic Forum
Will automation end human labor?
The funny things happening on the way to singularity | TechCrunch
Will Your Job Be Done By A Machine? : Planet Money : NPR
--my comment on automation and technological unemployment
Can humans really understand exponentiality...?
How to Think Exponentially and Better Predict the Future
Instant payments but no place to hide?
How a Cashless Society Could Embolden Big Brother - The Atlantic
Don't sell products ... build platforms
Here’s the advantage that keeps Silicon Valley ahead of the world - Vivel Wadhwa (WaPo)
Must-read book on AI and the 'machine economy'
What to Think About Machines That Think
Oh so true (and funny)
How to sound smart in your TEDx Talk | Will Stephen | TEDxNewYork - YouTube
Get some digital dissent
Welcome to the new feudalism – with Silicon Valley as our overlords | Evgeny Morozov
Some (hopefully) worthy Gerd-stuff
Gerd Leonhard’s Event & Travel Map
Contemplate about the future (yes it does take a bit longer:)
Long-form video: redefining the relationship of man and machine - an audio-visual contemplation
My latest video about what I do (and it's very different)
My new 2016 show-reel: this is what I do and how I do it, in a nutshell
A different kind of keynote
The Future of Humanity: my recent keynote at the Economist Gala in Malta
Subscriber exclusive: best recent Gerd-slides
My best slides from this month's keynotes (Flickr)
Some key messages for your consideration
Thanks for your time and attention!
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