Archive for October, 2013

In Johnson’s vision of the future, humans will be in control, but living in a world drastically changed by new technology. The biggest driver in tech will be the ever-shrinking size of the computer chip, which he predicts will effectively approach zero by 2020. Five

futuristgerd: (via New Video: Meeting of the minds (MOTM) #5: the key future trends (Ross Dawson / Gerd Leonhard) – Futurist, Author & Keynote Speaker Gerd Leonhard) This is Meeting of the Minds episode #5 featuring my fellow futurist Ross Dawson and me discussing the

Countries adding the most billionaires | SmartPlanet

Link: Countries adding the most billionaires | SmartPlanet Today, the bottom half of the global population owns less than 1 percent of total wealth. The richest 10 percent holds 86 percent of the world’s wealth. The top 1 percent—meaning those ultra-high-net-worth individuals with fortunes in

futuristgerd: Datawars and the future of Advertising: Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard at Guardian Ad Summit (by Gerd Leonhard) One of my best talks on this topic. You can download the slides via my blog

Unilever Sustainable Living Plan: Two Years On (by Unilever) Impressive.

Our guest list includes World Renowned Futurist, Gerd Leonhard; Pirate Party Founder and Civil Liberties Activist, Rickard Falkvinge; Starbucks founding investor, Neal Dempsey, Intel Capital’s Marcos Battisti; Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, Intel Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, Financial Times, Reuters, Global Corporate Venturing, and so many more! Please

NEWSNIGHT: Glenn Greenwald full interview on Snowden, NSA, GCHQ and spying by BBC Newsnight

futuristgerd: Imagine a scenario where a significant chunk of the soon-to-be four billion internet users start to question the default Faustian bargain of “my private data in return for your connectivity, your cool platforms and amazing technologies”. This could spell the end for any meaningful