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Futurist Gerd #54: Democracy's Dumpster Fire, a new Capitalism, and the Future of Post-Pandemic Travel


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

March 26 · Issue #54 · 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 have been working with fellow futurist and Futures Agency colleague Matt Ward on a series of bottom-line-articles outlining the massive, necessary changes we see coming soon, in regards to corporate capitalism, climate change, (in)equality, and existential technological risk.
In the first of these articles, Capitalism as we know it is unfit for future, we breakdown the fundamental issues with Friedman’s extreme shareholder capitalism paradigm, and show the not-so-good consequences for our future if we do not change tactics soon. As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts on the piece.
In addition, I have been hard at work with fellow futurists and Fork in the Road co-initiators, David Houle and Glen Hiemstra, on furthering what we believe to the critically important task of elevating the public discourse on existential risks like climate change, unfettered technological advancement, and massively growing inequality based on an outdated form of capitalism.
If you have not had the chance to read the Fork in the Road Manifesto or add your signature to our growing list of concerned signatories, please consider doing that now. Given the enormity of the task, we would really appreciate your help in furthering the initiative, so please forward the link to anyone that might add more buzz to this campaign. You can also watch my latest fork in the road presentation here on my Youtube Channel.
Now, on to my usual best snippets and finds from the past week.
Have a great day, and ping me anytime!

New and quite different!! The Good Future: A conversation with Gerd Leonhard
» Capitalism as we know it is unfit for the Future
The Future of the Internet
How to Put Out Democracy's Dumpster Fire - The Atlantic
The End of Silicon Valley as We Know It? – Tim O’Reilly
To Mend a Broken Internet, Create Online Parks | WIRED
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With/Beyond Corona
One year later: 15 ways life has changed since the onset of the COVID pandemic
Ring Lights And Late Nights: How The Remote Revolution Has Changed The Workforce
What will travel look like after the pandemic? | The Economist
The Real Post-Covid Pandemic Future
Globalization and Multilateralism after Covid-19
The Future of Education, work and jobs
What to expect for 2021 and beyond: Future of Education, Work, Jobs, and Automation
Futurist Keynote Speaker Gerd Leonhard's Keynote at Digital #Workplace Summit (Economic Times India)
7 university leaders contemplate the future of higher education in Canada | University Affairs (2019 but still worth it)
How do you prepare for careers that don’t exist yet?
The Future Of Work: Why We Need Curriculum Innovation More Urgently Than Ever
Other Must-Reads
The 5-Hour Rule Used by Bill Gates, Jack Ma and Elon Musk
Robots Will Replace Our Brains — here is how
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