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Futurist Gerd Leonhard's latest findings, links and thoughts - Issue #62


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

October 20 · Issue #62 · 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.

Hi everyone,
Greetings from Zurich, I hope you are well. Here are my best links and most interesting finds from the past few weeks, as usual.
On my end, between a few live aka ‘meat-space’ engagements and many ‘Keynote Television’ Virtual Talks my team and me have been cooking up a few new things. Today, we’re introducing our new CONTENT HUBS on (links are below).
These hubs will present fresh and interesting content from all over the web, on my current key topics (such as Decarbonisation and the Future of Capitalism) and in a single, always-updated feed-list (fuelled by Dropmark). Here you can browse my latest reads and finds that I have personally curated (but if you need even more brain-food you can also subscribe to my Tumblr-fuelled firehose - I dare you!).
So, thanks again for staying connected and please join some 38.6K other people and subscribe to my buzzing YouTube channel, and stay up to date with whats’ new via our new microsite.
Live long and prosper!
Gerd Leonhard aka FuturistGerd,
Zurich / Switzerland

A picture from a 2015 trip to Dali's house in Port Lligat (talk about a man with a Future MINDSET!)
A picture from a 2015 trip to Dali's house in Port Lligat (talk about a man with a Future MINDSET!)
The Good Future
NEW: "The Good Future" HUB
Yes... this is the link to the film. It's also on Vimeo with subtitles and download:
Fixing capitalism — Quartz
ESG investing and 401k funds are everywhere. Does “ethical investing” work? - Vox
Meet me October 28th, 2021 at the ‘Zero Waste Conference’ in Vancouver (virtual keynote)
Decarbonization | Green Futures
New "Decarbonization" HUB!
Electric Cars Have Hit an Inflection Point - The Atlantic
What Are You Willing to Sacrifice to Stop Climate Change? - The Washington Post
Can’t live with them, can’t live without them: The age of fossil-fuel abundance is dead
Where will the ESG backlash lead? | by Richard Roberts | Volans | Sep, 2021 | Medium
Climate Tech’s Netscape moment: Billions are pouring into the business of decarbonisation
Pew Reports Widespread Support For Low-Emission Lifestyles. But Will Individuals Then Cut Down On Air Travel?
Why Climate Change Requires of Economics | by Daron Acemoglu - Project Syndicate
'The future is frightening': Climate change linked to psychological distress in young people
The Future of Mobility: Digitization and Decarbonization - my Keynote at IAAMobility 2021
The next 10 years: Digitization Decarbonization Reformation - my keynote at Inofest 2021
Impossible Pork is here! 🐷
The Future of Work
"The Future of Work" HUB
How The Future Works: Why your ultimate job is to be HUMAN. A film by Futurist/Author Gerd Leonhard
Have a look at my brand-new virtual workshop offering: "The Power of Play and The Future Mindset" with NZ colleague John Eyles and me
The Power of Play: Developing A #Future Mindset. New Virtual Seminars
Digital Ethics
The new "Digital Ethics" HUB
Americans Need a Bill of Rights for an AI-Powered World | WIRED
My recent 'Brave New World' Keynote at Social Innovations Forum 2021 Moscow (ENGLISH)
On Responsible AI. Interview with Kay Firth-Butterfield,World Economic Forum. | ODBMS Industry Watch
Interview: Gerd on AI
The Facebook Files - WSJ
Facebook and Big Tobacco: Why Social Media Is (and Isn’t) Like Cigarettes | WSJ
Two AIs talk about becoming human. (GPT-3)
NEON Artificial Humans??
» Facebook: The Largest Autocracy on Earth (my high-lights)
Meet me at...
! TOMORROW ! 2021 German American Conference at Harvard (virtual) – 21st October 2021: The Future of Problem Solving
My best, recent, subtitled or dubbed keynotes on People Planet Purpose and Prosperity
My brand-new 2021 Best of Keynotes Compilation
The Best Virtual Talks & On-Stage #Keynotes: 2021 Compilation Futurist
Think:Act Magazine “The Unknown” A brief history of predicting the unpredictable (interview with me)
Roland Berger
There are only a few black swans left like climate change, says Swiss futurist Gerd Leonhard. Watch the second full episode of our Thought Leader interview with Gerd Leonhard on
And finally - OMG - Mick Jagger is just amazing:)
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