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The latest news and must-reads by Futurist Gerd Leonhard - Issue #5

Greetings everyone, here is the latest edition of my newsletter, with my favourite reads, links and o

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

March 4 · Issue #5 · 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!

Greetings everyone, here is the latest edition of my newsletter, with my favourite reads, links and other resources from the past 3 weeks. I hope you enjoy this selection, it’s a bit longer than usual but… such is life:)
Please ping me anytime of you need something (but kindly use a new header when emailing).
On a personal note, my company (The Futures Agency) and my family is moving from Basel-Land to Zürich (lower Zürichberg area) on April 1 - feel free to reach out if/when you are there as well and want to catch up in person.
Finally, my new book ‘The Humanity Challenge’ is now moving into editing and preproduction - stay tuned for a release in May 2016 !  This is a huge undertaking for me and I am hoping it will make quite a splash.
Thanks for reading and have a great weekend.
Greetings from Basel, Switzerland
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My newest stuff
Basic Income Guarantee will allow us to move up the Maslow Pyramid - interview with Gerd Leonhard
The future of wealth management and financial services
The Future of humanity: video of my keynote at the Economist Gala in Malta: the world in 2016
A short clip from my TedX talk on digital ethics and values: technology does not have ethics!
The Future Show with Gerd Leonhard: all 5 episodes (my most popular videos)
Hacking the human genome?
How the CRISPR DNA editing tool works - Business Insider
Craig Venter: We Are Not Ready to Edit Human Embryos Yet
What’s wrong with Craig Venter? | Mosaic
Now... have a good laugh
Lose weight with your friends help using Virtual Fridge Lock - YouTube
The Lipstick robot –yes the robots are coming, but some things will remain human:)
New Premium Uber Service Lets Users Commandeer Any Car - YouTube
Cities and transportation
An End to Parking? | Mother Jones
The Commute of the Future? Ford Is Working on It - The New York Times
Jobs and work
Why Computers Aren't Going to Steal Everyone's Jobs - The Atlantic
Technology has created more jobs than it has destroyed, says 140 years of data | The Guardian
AI and Future Jobs - Foresight on Emerging Technologies, Social Trends and Wild Cards for Strategic Planning - TechCast
The Future of Work and Jobs: TheFutureShow with Gerd Leonhard Episode 3 Season 1 - YouTube
Brilliant new report on the future of work/jobs and the impact of technology/automation (Oxford Martin School, CITI)
Would you bet against sex robots? AI 'could leave half of world unemployed' The Guardian
Recommended films and videos
HUMAN - Watch this movie!
The Power of Privacy – film / The Guardian
Neil Jacobstein - Could Robots Rule the World?
Microsoft HoloLens: Mixed Reality Blends Holograms with the Real World - YouTube
AI Futures: heaven or hell?
AI Is Transforming Google Search. The Rest of the Web Is Next | WIRED
Why Human Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence Will Evolve Together, by Stephen Hsu
AI & The Future Of Civilization |
Great stories and longer reads
Scammers and Spammers: Inside Online Dating's Sex Bot Con Job | Rolling Stone
What Research Says Happiness Really Is
Multitasking is Killing Your Brain — Life Tips
What To Expect When You're Expecting The Collapse Of Society As We Know It - BuzzFeed
What’s Next in Computing? — Medium
The Future of Death | Fusion
Humanity and Digital Ethics (my key 2016 topic)
How Europe is fighting to change tech companies' 'wrecking ball' ethics | Technology | The Guardian
Steve Fuller: it's time for Humanity 2.0 | The Guardian
Coke's Happiness Machine - YouTube
What makes us Human?
The Transhuman Condition, by John Markoff | Harper's Magazine
The Doomsday Invention - The New Yorker
In The Digital Economy, Winners Will Place People First
How Much Technology Is Too Much Technology? | TechCrunch
Cybersecurity is the new battleground for human rights | openDemocracy
We need to go beyond the focus on STEM (science, tech, engineering, math) towards HECI (humanity, ethics, creativity, imagination)
As a God Might Be | Boston Review
Future of Pharma and Health
Why Bio is the New Digital - Joi Ito keynote - YouTube
Andreessen Horowitz Wants To Bring Biology To The Cloud
Futurism and Futurists
Predicting the future for a living taught me we have to look backwards to look forward - Quartz
My 10 most useful futurist terms and memes: Futurist Gerd Leonhard’s favourite neologisms
Trendy stuff
The VR Company Helping Filmmakers Put You Inside Movies | WIRED
As publishers lose control, are newspaper websites a dead parrot? | Media | The Guardian
What if we don’t need advertising at all? Medium
Robots and man-machines
Machine ethics: The robot’s dilemma :
A world where everyone has a robot: why 2040 could blow your mind (
DARPA's 'Cortical Modem' will plug straight into your BRAIN • The Register
Gerd in German (auf Deutsch)
Video: Zurück von der Zukunft – Digitale Transformation 2020 (Keynote at RWE Forum Essen, 11/2015)
Report, resources and books
The latest Oxford report on the future of work and technology
Hotel Industry 4.0: Digital transformation can help hotels acquire customers in a targeted way and be more efficient | Roland Berger
Technology Trends 2016 - Accenture Technology Vision
GREAT BOOK: Vaporized: Solid Strategies for Success in a Dematerialized World by Robert Tercek
Redefining the relationship of man and machine: video, audio, pdf, + German translation
Meet me!
CIO CITY: very unique CIO gathering in Amsterdam June 27 2016
Take a wild guess where this picture was taken (special thanks to FM!)
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