An important distinction. Watch this short clip below, or watch all ‘conversations with Gerd’. Or download high-res version via my new GerdCloud2 (Public Google Drive). Produced by the fabulous Jean Francois Cardella and TFA Studio, as always!
Blogging about the Future
On April 20th, the Slovakian capital Bratislava will hold the “World of Tomorrow” Business Forum. “In recent years there has been no business conference held in Slovakia at which 5 keynote speakers from abroad could have shared their experience. No one of the keynote speakers
I’m delighted to collaborate with Sargia Partners, led by Georgia Kartsanis, to bring 2 very special workshops to beautiful Athens, April 26 and 27, 2017. Here is an early announcement of the first event, April 26. Read more or sign-up here. More details will be announced soon.
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Reported by David Shepardson and published on VentureBeat on 12 February 2017: “We’ve heard many predictions of how robots will take over the monotonous functions of our daily lives, freeing us to work on highly-skilled or creative tasks. But in fact the opposite may be happening: Some
We’re Building a World-Size Robot, and We Don’t Even Realize It (Bruce Schneier) – so what should NOT be connected
In this article I want to outline the problems, both technical and political, and point to some regulatory solutions. Regulation might be a dirty word in today’s political climate, but security is the exception to our small-government bias. And as the threats posed by computers become greater and more catastrophic, regulation will be inevitable. So now’s the time to start thinking about it.
We also need to reverse the trend to connect everything to the internet. And if we risk harm and even death, we need to think twice about what we connect and what we deliberately leave uncomputerized.
If we get this wrong, the computer industry will look like the pharmaceutical industry, or the aircraft industry. But if we get this right, we can maintain the innovative environment of the internet that has given us so much.”
We’re Building a World-Size Robot, and We Don’t Even Realize It
A 10% loss of market share was enough to cause the collapse of the coal mining industry in the US, while Europe’s five major utilities lost €100bn (£85bn) between 2008 and 2013 because they did not prepare for an 8% increase in renewables, the report said.
Big energy companies are seriously underestimating the low-carbon transition by sticking to their “business as usual” scenarios which expect continued growth of fossil fuels, and could see their assets “stranded”, the study claims.”
Electric cars and cheap solar ‘could halt fossil fuel growth by 2020’
Article bei Rohit Talwar, CEO of FastFuture, published February 7, 2017: “When I told a conference recently that today’s children may need to work until the age of 100, the Times called it “the stuff of nightmares”. The Washington Post told parents expecting a better
Interesting write-up by Jennifer L. Schenker published end of January on Techonomy. Some quotes: “We should not let Silicon Valley be the mission control for humanity,” argues futurist Gerd Leonhard, author of a new book called Tech versus Humanity: The coming clash between man and
TFA Member Alan Moore will run workshop on April 21, 2017, in London titled: “How To Craft A Beautiful Business”. Following some details: “What would your business look like if it were more beautiful? And, what does it mean to be a beautiful business? Beautiful