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Futurist Gerd Leonhard: Welcome to the Future - my best finds and shares - Issue #69


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June 18 · Issue #69 · 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.

Greetings everyone, I hope you are well and heading into a beautiful summer. Here are my latest finds, shares and links, and some highlights from my recent work.
Ping me anytime if you need anything.
Stay optimistic - the future is better than we think.
And don’t forget: Our attitude contains our future!
Cheers from Zurich
Gerd Leonhard

Join me for my next live-stream event: GerdTalks #11, next Monday June 20 6pm CET!
💡A very special edition of my new live-stream show: The Future of Work... Beyond Knowledge? A shift towards consciousness? With special guest Bill Halal
More about GerdTalks (new microsite)
Smart commentaries
5* read on the crypto- crisis: Trustless (ProfG)
🦾Kim Stanley Robinson & Cory Doctorow On Raising Kids in a Climate Crisis
Can (SHOULD?) humanity leave nature behind? - BBC Future
Carl Sagan Predicted The Mess 2021 Would Be 25 years Ago: "A Celebration of Ignorance"
The Future of Education
👀 The Next 10 Years: Rethinking Work and Revolutionising Education: my keynote in Riga 👀
The Future of Education: some good links
Gerd Leonhard
#education future: we need to learn for/about THE FUTURE not the past. Honour the past, enjoy the present, explore the future! More on education Entire keynote as snippet below
Virtuality: AR, VR, MR and ... the darn Metaverse
#Metaverse | Walmart VR Virtual Shopping Experience SXSW
Take a look inside China's 'Westworld' — a museum that's making customizable humanoid robots with 'goosebumps' and 'veins'
Metaverse...or Metaperverse?
#Metaverse or MetaPERverse? Is this the Future of Mobile #SocialMedia?
The Great Reduction: my take on virtual reality, sims and the Metaverse
VR and AR will make a ton of money - but will it be GOOD for Humans?
VR and AR will make a ton of money - but will it be GOOD for Humans?
Digital Ethics & Social Media
8 Ways Social Media Distorts our Realities
How Harmful Is Social Media? | The New Yorker
The Last Days of Myspace. Social networks are prone to sudden Cory Doctorow
How to Fix Social Media — The New Atlantis (Nicholas Carr)
My take: Too much of a good thing can be a very bad thing: Technology’s Future is our choice
Some books I recommend
💥 Must-read, now: The Ministry for the Future: Kim Stanley Robinson, aka KSR
The Carbon Coin Concept, riffing off KSR
The Carbon Coin Concept, riffing off KSR
Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism Mazzucato, Mariana (just reading this book again, too)
Beyond Knowledge: How Technology Is Driving an Age of Consciousness -Halal, William
Recommended Books: My complete list
The latest AI stuff to read and watch
Artificial Intelligence Creates STUNNING Images!! (Dall-e 2)
AI’s Threats to Jobs and Human Happiness Are Real - IEEE Spectrum
The AI Index Report – Artificial Intelligence Index
AI 2041: Ten Visions for Our Future: Lee, Kai-Fu, Qiufan, Chen
Meme of the month: ! Green is the new Digital !
Why and how Green is the new Digital: GerdTalks#6
Related meme: #PeoplePlanetPurposeProsperity
🌏 Why ‘Big Green’ is inevitable (video)
Could a ‘Carbon Coin’ Save the Planet? - WSJ
Meet me in beautiful Cascais!
At Estoril Conferences - A Future of Hope: Sept 1/2 PT
Live on Stage in 2022: Some Impressions
The best stuff from my blog and from Gerdfeed
Listen to my keynotes: Audio-only versions... on Spotify and iTunes etc
Should humanity leave nature behind? (Must-Read via, my high-lights)
New Keynote: The World beyond Covid-19: What’s ahead for People, Consumers, Retail and E-Commerce
🎯 Gerd Leonhard interview with Anders Sorman-Nilsson: The ‘2nd Renaissance’ (vodcast)
The cathedral of computation
Cleaning up airline travel?
EO Wilson 'Rewilding'
And finally
This avocado armchair could be the future of AI | MIT Technology Review
'The Real Toy Story' - A Look Inside the Chinese Factories That Make Christmas Toys
Live long and prosper!
Cheers from Zurich
My #1 topic: The Good Future
My #1 topic: The Good Future
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