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From tomorrow to today: Futurist Gerd Leonhard's latest news and links - Issue #21

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Sorry that it's been so long since my last update - it's been really crazy-busy around here, with my
 

Futurist/Humanist Gerd Leonhard: the latest news

February 25 · Issue #21 · 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: http://t.co/99XuSFoZvD

Sorry that it’s been so long since my last update - it’s been really crazy-busy around here, with my book Technology vs Humanity taking off worldwide (already available in English, German and Portuguese, and soon, in at least 5 other languages) and many exciting speaking engagements related to these topics
I promise to keep you posted in more regular intervals, going forward.
So here it goes, a bit lengthy this time but really worth your perusal, imho:)
Hope to see you down the road, somewhere
Kind regards from Zürich, Gerd
PS: we are looking for a strong publishing partner for the French and Spanish editions of Technology vs Humanity - please ping me via my contact form if you have any ideas (both translations will be done in the next 4-6 weeks so we are ready to roll)
PS2: if you want to reply to this newsletter please kindly change the header when sending, otherwise I may miss your response. Thanks!

There's my bottom-line!
First, read / view this!
Tech companies should stop pretending AI won’t destroy jobs. Hard-hitting MUST READ by Kei-Fu Lee (MIT Technology Review) 💥
A very special keynote video: Technology and Humanity – what’s our future? My recent talk at Sogeti's Digital Happiness event, Nov 2017 👁
The Great Awakening | Arianna Huffington nails it
The Facebook Crisis 🙈🙈
Facebook Can’t Be Fixed. – NewCo Shift
And here’s my own take on Facebook 👈👈
Facebook is no longer ‘social’ anything – it’s an AI-platform that needs to be regulated (updated) – Futurist Gerd Leonhard 🔥🔥
What Facebook Did to American Democracy - The Atlantic
Why Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google Need to Be Disrupted (yes, I very much agree)
We Can’t Trust Facebook to Regulate Itself - The New York Times
My Google and Facebook investments made a fortune, but now they're a menace (Roger McNamee)
"Techlash" is real, and growing ⚡️😱
Maybe It’s Time To Regulate Gadgets And Apps Like Cigarettes
Your smartphone is making you stupid, antisocial and unhealthy. So why can’t you put it down? - The Globe and Mail
The Revolt Against Silicon Valley’s Failed Dream – Eudaimonia and Co ⚡️⚡️
The Tech 'Regrets' Industry
Some of my own stuff you may have missed 🔭
The IoT Talent Consortium appoints futurist Gerd Leonhard as Special Advisor
Keynote video: exponential change and the future of technology and humanity (at Applause Digital XChange 2017)
Shared keynote presentation: AI, thinking machines and the future of humanity (Futurist Gerd) – Futurist Gerd Leonhard
Five new human rights for the Digital Age (excerpt from Gerd Leonhard’s book Technology vs Humanity) – Futurist Gerd Leonhard
Technology vs / with / for? Humanity
Why upgrading your brain could make you less human | Aeon Ideas
The Bots Beat Us. Now What? | FiveThirtyEight
In our race to rival robots, we're forgetting how to be human — Quartz 👈👈
Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer | Aeon Essays
Reports worth your time
Big Ideas 2018 — Research by ARK Invest on Disruptive Innovation - some great stats here 👈
The Malicious AI Report
The changing nature of work and the future workforce | Deloitte University Press
The World in 2050: PwC
Digital heretics 🔥 🔥🔥
The 'internet of things' is sending us back to the Middle Ages
The new Luddites: why former digital prophets are turning against tech
'Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia | The Guardian
The Real Problem With Voice Assistants Like Siri Is Your Brain | WIRED
There's Blood In The Water In Silicon Valley
The Real Risks of AI – NewCo Shift
USA Futures (no, it's not good)
America has been downgraded to a “flawed democracy,” but not just because of Trump, the Economist Intelligence Unit says — Quartz
Why We’re Underestimating American Collapse – Umair Hague
The future of work
Labor 2030: The Collision of Demographics, Automation and Inequality - Bain & Company
What the future of work will mean for jobs, skills, and wages | McKinsey & Company
The bottom line
AI and Digital Ethics 🌍🙈
The Quartz guide to artificial intelligence: What is it, why is it important, and should we be afraid?
The age of artificial intelligence surveillance is here — Quartz
The Real Threat of Artificial Intelligence - The New York Times (another good one by Kei-Fu Lee)
Top 9 ethical issues in artificial intelligence | World Economic Forum
PwC’s Global Artificial Intelligence Study
Will Democracy Survive Big Data and Artificial Intelligence? - Scientific American
The Guardian view on robots and humanity: The Guardian
AI is coming. Here are 5 ways to win when it arrives | World Economic Forum
Using thought to control machines - The next frontier
Serious quantum computers are finally here. What are we going to do with them? - MIT Technology Review
Various Gerd-stuff and resources
GerdFeed: the best of what I read as I read it
My public cloud on Google Drive
Futurist Gerd Leonhard on Medium
My Media Resources
On Film – Technology vs Humanity: the coming clash of man and machine
And finally...
...even tho screens and the cloud can supply some nice hedonic happiness:)
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