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Futurist Gerd Roundup - Issue #41: Apple cyborgs, Amazon's pandemic, and Surviving COVID


Futurist Gerd Leonhard's latest findings, links and thoughts

December 1 · Issue #41 · View online

These are the best links and must-reads aggregated by Gerd Leonhard, Futurist & Humanist, Keynote Speaker, Author of 'Technology vs Humanity', Film-Maker (The Good Future) and CEO of The Futures Agency in Zürich / Switzerland.

For all of our North American audiences out there, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving and little holiday, hopefully with only a few friends or family members. It is only as we get into the season of togetherness that the true isolation that Covid-19 has wrought on our society comes to the fore.
But whether you celebrated last week with a turkey feast or just a flood of Black Friday/Cyber Monday/pretty much the entire week’s worth of “deals,” I think it is important for us to all remember and give thanks for the things we do have in life: family, health… if you’re reading this, you’re at least breathing.
The coronavirus has transformed our world, but not all of it has been bad. Things like remote work, telehealth, and cashless payments have all seen exponential acceleration in their adoption and rollout. And then, there are the incredible acts of solidarity and kindness we’ve seen around the world.
And with the development of several promising vaccines, there just might be an end (or a new beginning in sight).
With that in mind, here are this week’s ‘Best Of’ articles and insights.
I hope you enjoy.

Recommended Reading
Part human, part machine: is Apple turning us all into cyborgs? | Technology | The Guardian
2021- The Year of Transcendence | Glen Hiemstra
How Amazon became a pandemic giant – and why that could be a threat to us all | Amazon | The Guardian
BTW I Created a Best Of Short Clips Playlist on Youtube
Surviving and Thriving Amidst the Covid Crisis: Resiliency vs Efficiency in the Organization
And I'm Sharing A Lot on Instagram Now Too!
Futurist Gerd - My IGTV Channel
Have a great week and I’ll talk to you again soon.
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