One of the powerful key memes from my Technology vs Humanity book are androrithms. What does it actually mean? This is a key neologism in the book (i.e. a word I made up). I use the term to describe what really matters for most of us: human
Blogging about the Future
With enough inequality over enough time, the cherished idiocies of the ruling elites will eventually cause a collapse”
Technology is making the world more unequal. Only technology can fix this
It’s always great to speak in Finland, and being at the SHIFT 2017 event was a great pleasure, as well. Below is my deck from my talk; we will have a video available soon, as well. Btw: if you sign up for shift 2017 right now you
Here is my presentation from the TIETO Leadership event in Helsinki, today: transforming for the future
Here is the deck! Thanks to Tieto for inviting me. Check out the tweets here and here. Tieto Leadership transforming for the future Helsinki gerd leonhard 4DIS low res Some best-of-images:
‘Westworld,’ ‘Black Mirror’ and other tech-driven shows delve into what it means to be human
I really like this new one::)
Here is my deck from INTA 2017 in Barcelona: the digital transformation of society and what that may mean for the future of intellectual property
Very interesting session in Barcelona today. Here are the slides, as promised! In this talk, I addressed the future of IP, copyright, patents and trademarks in the context of an exponentially changing world. The video will be available soon, as well – stay tuned. digital
I am delighted to present this exciting new film on the key topics of my recent Technology vs Humanity book. We shot this in Barcelona, earlier this year, and some of the footage is really special I think. The light and the land/city-scape is just amazing! If I
Video and slide-deck from my DOTS2017 Prague keynote: digital transformation, humanity and technology – the future (updated)
This was a really great event here in Prague: DOTS 2017. I enjoyed hearing Satya Nadella speak about his vision on the future of Microsoft – exciting stuff. He’s from the future, too:) DOTS 2017 Praque Digital Transformation Technology Humanity Futurist Gerd Leonhard Public 27 MB PDF
Early in the company’s history, Zuckerberg referred to Facebook as a “utility,” a piece of “information infrastructure.” In a letter to potential shareholders in 2012, he compared the social network to the printing press and the television.
But television manufacturers and printing press makers have no reason to understand the difference between a historical photo and a piece of pornography, to consider how to classify photos of breastfeeding mothers, or to debate whether an exception should be made for Donald Trump’s hate speech. They merely make the tools for distributing content.
Facebook, on the other hand, built both a content-distribution platform and a global community—”social infrastructure,” as Zuckerberg more recently described it—and its role in that community ended up being both toolmaker and governing institution. Facebook doesn’t just enable communication, but sets the boundaries and rules around it. And its influence—whether on culture, on elections, or on anything else beyond its own digital borders—means that those decisions impact us all, whether or not we use Facebook.”
Algorithms are failing Facebook. Can humanity save it?