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Gerd Leonhard - Issue #2

Happy new year! Let's kick off with some juicy links and other morsels I have collected during the pa

Humanity Futures and Practical Wisdom, discovered and curated by Futurist Gerd Leonhard

January 4 · Issue #2 · View online
Curated news by Gerd Leonhard, Futurist & Humanist, Keynote Speaker, Author of 'Technology vs Humanity', Film-Maker, CEO of The Futures Agency in Zürich / Switzerland. This newsletter zeroes in on Humanity Futures, Technology & Humanity, and Digital Ethics. The future better than we think - we just need to govern it wisely!

Happy new year! Let’s kick off with some juicy links and other morsels I have collected during the past few weeks. I hope you enjoy my curations and wish you a splendid and exciting 2016! 
Please ping me anytime if you need something.
Kind regards from Switzerland
Gerd Leonhard
Futurist, Author, Keynote Speaker and CEO The Futuresagency

Humanity and Technology: my #1 topic
Technology and/versus Humanity: my new Youtube Playlist
You’re Only Human, But Your Kids Could Be So Much More: great story on CRISPR-CAS9 and gene editing.
The Singularity, Virtual Immortality and Consciousness: even a great simulation is still not duplication! (Robert Lawrence Kuhn)
Redefining the relationship of man and machine: Gerd's narrated chapter from the ‘The Future of Business’ book (video, audio, free pdf + German translation)
The High-Stakes Race to Rid the World of Human Drivers
Must-read on Human Augmentation and Transhumanism: Phase Change (via Medium)
How Artificial Intelligence Will Give Birth To Itself
Ethics and exponential technologies (aka #digitalethics)
Digital ethics, a high priority for 2016 as AI creeps into our lives - diginomica
Who Will Choose AI’s Ethical Code? | MIT Technology Review
The Pentagon is Seeking $12-$15 Billion for A.I. Weapons Research
Marc Andreessen on the IoT: ‘In 20 years, every physical item will have a chip implanted in it’
Is Hello Barbie every parent’s worst nightmare?
In 2016, VR is finally getting real
NYT VR: Virtual Reality by The New York Times
In Virtual Reality Headsets, Investors Glimpse the Future - The New York Times
Let's meet!
Meet me in Malta 1/15 at the Economist Gala
Meet me at Digital Economic Forum 26.4.2016 Zürich (DE/CH)
Meet me at CIOCITY 16 in Amsterdam, June 27-28
See my upcoming schedule and availability
In the media
A comment about 'Futuristas' and my work: Tras las pistas que anuncian lo que vendrá LA NACION  
Offline luxury (give it a try!)
Turn off, shut down, log out: the digital detox holiday is here | Media | The Guardian
Automation, robots and the future of work
Futuristic Simulation Finds Self-Driving “Taxibots” Will Eliminate 90% Of Cars (via Medium)
Robots are going to take our jobs, so what do we do about it?
Don’t kid yourself, a robot could do your job (says Fastco-Exist) - The Futures Agency
Lists and guides: 2015 and 2016
2015: The Best Year in History for the Average Human Being - The Atlantic
Technology Trends 2016 - The Futures Agency
Gerd's latest slideshare: my key future topics and strongest memes from my 2015 presentations
Top 10 Breakthroughs for 2015 | Peter Diamandis
A Pessimist's Guide to the World in 2016
More on the lighter side...
Hilarious video compilation: they (the robots) took our jobs!
A video conference call in real life
EFF's amazing Pwning Tomorrow compilation of near-fiction stories
Some more resources from me
GerdFeed: Real-time links as I read stuff
Peruse my presentations from the past few years
GerdCloud: download it all!
Futurist Gerd Leonhard on Pinterest
Gerd Leonhard | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
In German
Interview bei den Petersberger Gesprächen 2015: Gerd Leonhard zum Thema Digitale Transformation
Das neue Buch von Tim Cole: Digitale Transformation: Warum die deutsche Wirtschaft gerade die digitale Zukunft verschläft und was jetzt getan werden muss!
2016: bring it on!
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