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Futurist Gerd Leonhard: Welcome to the Future - my best finds and shares - Issue #70


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July 22 · Issue #70 · 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 from a sweltering Zurich. I hope you are spending the summer near the water in some way or the other, like me. I am slowly recovering from Covid (it had to snag me eventually given all my traveling) and gearing up for some new speaking topics and other projects starting in September (including The Good Future Project).
Thanks again for being a subscriber, and please ping me anytime if you need something. Cold hugs! Gerd

First, this:
🥁 Brand-new video: Futurist Gerd Explains: Nature Deficit Disorder | Digital Obesity
📌 Join my upcoming live-stream show, GerdTalks, Episode #12 on August 1, 6pm: Why there is hope, and how The Good Future is possible (free event)
... and on Youtube, too!
🔜 Meet me at Estoril Conferences "A Future of Hope" Sept 1
mRNA Vaccines: From Tackling A Pandemic To Treating Cancer
Related: Editing cholesterol genes could stop the biggest killer on earth | MIT Technology Review
What’s The Difference between Utopia, Eutopia and Protopia? - Metamoderna
How to Solve Remote Work’s Biggest Problem - The Atlantic
Consciousness is not computation – Joe Antognini (long-read)
Davos 2022 had some moments of real importance | Fortune
IQ tests can't measure it, but 'cognitive flexibility' is key to learning and creativity
❓Should we detach ourselves from nature? Can humanity leave nature behind
🧿 5* ! Closing Keynote - Dialogue for Our Future: Creating a Good Anthropocene (Kim Stanley Robinson)
More Kim Stanley Robinson: From science fiction to climate action
Michio Kaku: The laws of physics doom Planet Earth
💈 Carl Sagan Predicted The Mess 2021 Would Be 25 years Ago
❇️ Don’t chase happiness. Become antifragile | Tal Ben-Shahar | Big Think
Green is the new digital (as I keep saying)
🚦 Could a ‘Carbon Coin’ Save the Planet? - WSJ
These 8 cities are currently rewilding their urban spaces | World Economic Forum
Why & how Green is the new Digital. GerdTalks#6
AI Updates
The World’s Smartest Artificial Intelligence Just Made Its First Magazine Cover
Artificial intelligence is breaking patent law
The New Buzz: These Are The Top Examples Of Digital Therapeutics
Must-read: 2020 State of AI Report (Futurist Gerd Leonhard’s Highlights)
Visions of the Internet in 2035 | Pew Research Center
🚀 What Is the World's Emotional Temperature? - Gallup
💥 Must-read book: Beyond Knowledge: How Technology Is Driving an Age of Consciousness - Halal, William E.
The Meaning of Human Existence - Kindle edition by Wilson, Edward O. ! A classic!
Assorted Gerd stuff and highlights
"I am trying out youtube shorts - my first message is on why I think that #thegoodfuture is entirely possible, and why there is hope that we can build it together...
As you see the future, so you act, and as you act so you become! Futurist Gerd Leonhard #shorts 5
Gerd Leonhard on Technology vs Humanity: The Future Belongs to Those Who Can Hear It Coming
👀 A conversation with #Futurist Humanist Gerd Leonhard: What is #TheGoodFuture and how to design it? 🦾
🎯 The Next 10 Years: Rethinking Work and Revolutionising Education (my keynote in Riga)
Practical Wisdom: The master virtue for Futurists… Ethics in the 21st Century | Medium
NEW: Futurist Friday with Gerd Leonhard — 12 Geniuses. PODCAST.
What is the ultimate job skill of the future?
Futurist, Gerd Leonhard, on the future of wellness & hospitality | Spa Executive
The Future of #Europe: Technology, Society & Policy.Futurist Gerd Leonhard #ELF
The Good Future
Now with FRENCH Subtitles: The Good Future Film by Futurist Humanist Keynote Speaker Gerd Leonhard
A cool new tool for finding the best stuff in my videos
😃 NEW: Find my exact quotes, time-coded, using our brand-new video search tool
And finally, 2 things to chuckle about:
Louis Bouchard
#Dalle2 (OpenAI) vs. #Dallemini (Open Source), who wins?

Okay, this is funny, but dalle-mini efforts are incredible and anyone can use it. It was made by the community, thanks to @borisdayma and all contributors.

Links in thread 👇

#ai #dalle #artificialintelligence #openai
Seth Weintraub
Welcome to the future. Cop pulls over driverless car (because no lights?) Then Cruise goes on the lamb. (via
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