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Futurist Gerd #50 - Clubhouse, the End of Analog, and Inside the Mind of an AI


Futurist Gerd Leonhard: Twice Upon a Time - and more good stuff to read and watch

February 16 · Issue #50 · View online

This monthly newsletter features the best finds, links and videos curated by Gerd Leonhard, Futurist & Humanist, Keynote Speaker, Author of 'Technology vs Humanity', Film-Maker & CEO of The Futures Agency in Zürich / Switzerland. Topics: Technology/Humanity, AI, Climate, The Good Future and more.

I’m sure many of you have heard of the new social audio platform called Clubhouse, especially since Elon Musk’s interview of Mark Zuckerberg on the app (or maybe after he’ll chat with Putin, man-to-man so to speak). While I am not really excited about even more social media indulgence, I’ll be trying out this new platform (thankfully, not owned by Facebook… yet!) as a way to connect with all of you and share my thoughts on the future and state of the world.
I wil be talking with fellow futurist Bernard Marr on “The Future of Society, Technology and Capitalism” this Friday, February 19 at 5pm CET (9am PST, 12 noon EST, 1pm UK). If you’re interested and already have access to the app, hop on and join our discussion. And if you don’t have Clubhouse, Bernard will also be this streaming via LinkedInLive, I’d love to ‘hear’ you there.
I’ve opened up an edited version of our Future-Ready Executive Program from December 2020, on The End of Analog and the Start of a New Human Renaissance just for you precious newsletter subscribers:) Let me know what you think!
So, here are some of the best things I’ve found over the past 7 days. Enjoy, stay safe, be well, and feel free to ping me anytime if you need something.
Greetings from Zurich

!! Tomorrow !! Gerd Leonhard and Bernard Marr: LIVE on LinkedIn Feb 16 12 noon UK time, 1pm CET
The End of Analog and yet, a New Human Renaissance (exclusive)
My New 'What to Expect for 2021' Series:
Is privacy dead? Is democracy threatened by algorithmic media? The Future of Tech Regulation, Data Privacy and DigitalEthics
From my blog
The Future of Capitalism? New videos
Capitalism Needs a Reboot - Here's Why (short vid)
Exponential Progress towards a Sustainable Future: Some statistics I like to use
Meet me at the Tesisquare Feb 25 event (online)
More good reads
Rethinking Friedman: Imagining a More Inclusive Capitalism | by Jacqueline Novogratz
5 charts that explain the digital transatlantic relationship – POLITICO
3 Post-Covid Scenarios for 2021 (via my colleague the Medical Futurist)
The Futuristic Farms That Will Feed the World | Freethink
Chevron may not be an oil-first company in 2040, CEO says - CNN
The Good Future: People Planet Purpose Prosperity: My Newest 2021 Speaking Topic
10 years to shape the future: Interview with Gerd Leonhard | Digital Future Society
Watch this
MUST WATCH: What It's Like To be a Computer: An Interview with GPT-3
'I’m not a cat': lawyer gets stuck on Zoom kitten filter during court case. HILARIOUS.
Steven Pinker Makes the Case for Optimism [Interview]
That is all I have for now, but be sure to check your inbox Tuesday for the next instalment. Until then, have a great and inspiring week!
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