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Futurist Gerd Leonhard: Welcome to the Future - my best finds and shares - Issue #67


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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.

Greetings everyone, sorry for the rather long hiatus but it’s been super-busy around here - it seems that everyone has been waiting to book speakers for in-real-life (IRL) events for the past 2 years, and we’ve been flooded with requests, on-top of my ongoing film projects as well as my new video / live-streaming stuff.
In any case, here are my latest finds and must-reads. I hope you enjoy my curation, and I look forward to your feedback. And who knows, maybe we can even meet in the meatspace i.e. in-person sometime, somewhere!
Cheers from Zurich

THIS THURSDAY: Join me on May 26 6pm CET / 9am PST for my live-stream show on "New Realities": AR, MR, VR & the Metaverse. GerdTalks Episode # 9
What you need to know about the Future: Episodes 1 and 2 are now live.
Digital Obesity? Technology/Humanity and the Future of Education. My recent LIVE Keynote at TedMem Ankara.
The Future of Democracy: online keynote
The Future of Democracy: GerdTalks Episode 5 Live-Stream Recording
The Future of Democracy: Gerdtalks #5- the video and the slides
How to Keep the Rising Tide of Fake News From Drowning Our Democracy | The New York Times
The War on Democracy | Essay by Madeleine Albright (RiP)
The ‘democratic enterprise’ will redefine our society | Fortune (by Bill Halal, see book mention below)
In an era of rightwing populism, we cannot destroy democracy in order to save it | Jeff Sparrow | The Guardian
Global democracy rating hits new low | Axios
NEW REPORT: Authoritarian Rule Challenging Democracy as Dominant Global Model | Freedom House
Related content: Why we are moving into a new era of Capitalism. My new WhySeries Episode #10
The darn Metaverse!
More datamining and more addiction. Just what we need!
More datamining and more addiction. Just what we need!
First, watch this: The Future of Virtuality. AR, MR, VR & Metaverse: My keynote at MMA Impact India 2022 (last week!)
Now, read this: The Great Reduction: My take on the Metaverse (or should we say, the MetaPERverse)
» New Realities: Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality – and the Metaverse
Metaverse...or Metaperverse? (my new micro-site)
Don't miss my new bi-weekly live stream shows
GerdTalks by Futurist Gerd Leonhard
New video: 'The Good Future Explained'
The Good Future Explained: Digitization, Decarbonisation, Reformation
Too much of a good thing can be a very bad thing: Technology’s Future (imho, one of my best pieces on this topic)
“A conversation about The Good Future”: Videos now with ENG, PT, ES and FR subtitles
That's a great podcast! Gerd Leonhard on understanding between the lines, his favourite apps and tools, sharing bookmarks and tags, keynote storylines, and using visual catalogs (Ep19)
My hottest read right now: Beyond Knowledge: How Technology Is Driving an Age of Consciousness eBook : Halal, William E.: Kindle Store
5* Must-Reads
2022 Tech Trends | The Future Today Institute
The Race to Reinvent Cement (wow!!)
Enlightening interview with fellow futurist Ramez Naam
Encouraging: "Believing in the good of humanity is a revolutionary act: Rutger Bregman"
Welcome to the (Synthetic) Meatspace | WIRED
The Twitter Surveillance State — The New Atlantis
Technological Change - Our World in Data
Must watch videos
Kim Stanley Robinson | Climate Futures: Beyond 02022
Looking Back Looking Forward: A Conversation with James D Watson and Edward O Wilson
The Road Ahead - Bill Gates Comdex Keynote 1995
DALL·E 2 Explained
AUTOMATICA - Robots Vs. Music - Nigel Stanford
Noam Chomsky FULL INTERVIEW: on Ukraine, Brexit and “the most dangerous time in world history”
Breaking down language barriers with augmented reality | Google (more hopeful AR miracles:))
LOL stuff
“Spot Me Up” | The Rolling Stones & Boston Dynamics
Gerd Leonhard
The metaverse: A parallel universe that nobody wants to visit?
Need yet more resources?
The Future of Work: my public dropmark folder
Digital Obesity: Technology vs Humanity
The Future of Education
Over and out - live long and prosper.
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