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From tomorrow to today: Futurist Gerd Leonhard's latest news and links - Issue #19

Greetings!Here are my latest links and finds, as well as some updates on what's happening on my end.

Futurist/Humanist Gerd Leonhard: the latest news, links and assorted nuggets

August 16 · Issue #19 · View online
Futurist and Humanist. Global Keynote Speaker. Author. Film-Maker. CEO of The Futures Agency. Zürich / Switzerland. My focus is on the future of humanity, and my new book on "Technology versus humanity" is available now:

Here are my latest links and finds, as well as some updates on what’s happening on my end.  I hope you are having a great summer and are enjoying life!  See you ‘in the future’ or on the road.
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Department of Gerd's stuff
Video of my recent keynote at the DHL Global Tech Conference 2017. Shifting Gears: Technology+Humanity 👁
Why the Singularity is certain to happen in my own lifetime, and why it matters 💥
Special full-day seminar: teaming up with Euroforum at the GDI Zürich November 24, 2017: Future tech & trends (this event is in German) ⚡️
Beyond business as usual: the Internet of Things, AI, Technology vs Humanity? Video of my keynote at IoT World Forum in London ⭐️⭐️⭐️
FuturistGerd Keynotes: Audio-Only Versions 💫
My latest film: Technology vs Humanity – the future is already here! (fab footage shot in Barcelona) 👈
Deck with my presentation at The Economist Innovation Forum 2017 in Berlin: Technology, Business and Digital Ethics 🙈🙈
Slide-deck from APMF in Jakarta, July 25: exponential change, technology, humanity, media
Inmarsat presents my keynote at London International Shipping Week (Sept 11-15)
How future gazing became big business | The Guardian
Department of AI (is it all just about that, nowadays?)
AI Principles - Future of Life Institute
The Real Threat of Artificial Intelligence - The New York Times
“Alexa, Understand Me” - MIT Technology Review
Department of digital hereticism
Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? - The Atlantic 5*
How Technology Might Get Out of Control - Bloomberg 4*
Department of 'hard futures'
This is how Big Oil will die – NewCo Shift 🌍🌍
Department of Gerd's German stuff
Interview mit Gerd Leonhard: Künstliche Intelligenz wie künstliche Blumen (
The German edition is here! My book: Technology vs. Humanity - Unsere Zukunft zwischen Mensch und Maschine
Department of recommended newsletters and feeds
The Exponential View (Azeem Azhar)
Peter Vander Auwera via Revue
GerdFeed: My best links as I read stuff
Department of AVs, EVs and the future of cars
Carmageddon is Coming – Future Crunch – Medium 🔥
Department of Futurism
We Aren’t Built to Live in the Moment - NY
Why think for ourselves if our BOTS can do it for us?
My book "Technology vs. Humanity" now has 44 x 5* reviews!
Book signing session in London - printed books DO have some advantages!
... quickly becoming the key question
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