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

March 27 · Issue #27 · 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!

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Introduction
Welcome to the 27th issue of our Humanity Futures newsletter, part of our continuing #TechVsHuman conversation. This newsletter is co-created by Futures Agency Curator Peter Van.
We have now fully integrated the previous Digital Ethics newsletter, so you can expect topics such as the future of work and jobs, education and learning, the coming convergence of technology and biology, and new economic systems that are fit for a world of abundance.
Going forward, we will publish this newsletter on a regular fortnightly basis.
Happy reading!
Gerd & Peter.
📌 Need more context to understand our weekly futurist updates? Try Gerd’s best-selling book ‘Technology vs Humanity’, now available in 11 languages. 👈

Highlights
Human Contact: a luxury only for the wealthy ?
Digital pollution - our future?
Digital pollution - our future?
The Automatic Weapons of Social Media
Society 5.0 - an interesting collection of future use cases
Europe’s humanistic history may be its silver bullet in the global AI battle (Gerd very much agrees)
The Future of work
Machines will take over from humans in 2025
The end of routine: in 2025, only 48% of work is done by humans (but we WILL NOT become useless:)
The end of routine: in 2025, only 48% of work is done by humans (but we WILL NOT become useless:)
The Future of Work tournament (MIT)
Societal Impact
Top 10 Technology Trends Transforming Humanity Beyond Cyberspace, Geospace And Space
Click for the free PDF download of Gerd's book chapter on The Megashifts
Click for the free PDF download of Gerd's book chapter on The Megashifts
Technologies
Moral technology: what can humans still do best?
Challenges
Who is fooling who? US, Saudi Arabia, and Brazil block plan to study Geoengineering to Combat Climate Change
Organisations
Introducing the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence
Introducing the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence
But some say... Stanford’s new AI institute has a problem: it's biased.
The convergence of technology and biology
Can we unleash CRISPR on an Unprepared World?
Governance
UAE has the ambition to become the world's leading Artificial Intelligence hub
Digital Ethics
AI & Ethics: With great power comes great responsibility
With great power comes great responsibility!
The Facebook 'Digital Ethics' case study (the ongoing saga)
Message to Facebook: This is the time to move slowly and not break (more) things
Disturbing things
How Tech Is Creating Data “Cravability,” To Make Us Digitally Obese
Digital Obesity: from magic to manic to toxic
Digital Obesity: from magic to manic to toxic
People
Kevin Kelly's quote from his book "The Inevitable"
Reports/Whitepapers
Ethically Aligned Design, First Edition
Meme of the week
What Should Businesses and Government Do Today to Ensure that AI Steers Humanity in a Better Direction?
Snippet of the week
Coders are addicted to efficiency. But is that good for humanity?
Meet Gerd on the road (the nordics)
Arena Summit 2019 - 28 March 2019 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Spring Splash 2019 - 3 April 2019 - Helsinki, Finland
Gerd's Public Travel Calendar
Gerd's latest stuff
Preparing For Tomorrow's Workforce In A World Run By Machines
Smiley
"Alexa, please open the door" - What could go wrong?
End Note
That’s it for this edition. We’ll be back on April 9, 2019.
We are always interested in your opinion, so please feel free to ping us anytime with comments or feedback.
Live long and prosper!
Gerd and Peter Van
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