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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.

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

August 16 · Issue #19 · 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!

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!
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