Gerd Leonhard: Smart observations about the future (via Raconteur)

Digital Ethics , Digital Transformation

Gerd Leonhard was interviewed by Edwin Smith at Raconteur for the Digital Economy Special, published on January 19th,2017. An excerpt from his article » PDF:

“[Gerd Leonhard] is optimistic about technology’s potential to usher in a new age of abundance – what some people have described as the Star Trek economy – with energy and water becoming cheap, clean and safe. But he also warns that the increasingly intimate interface between people and technology could result in undesirable consequences.

Recent leaps in artificial intelligence have made it possible for digital assistants, such as Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and OK Google, to communicate with people using natural language, something that seemed eerily absurd to the 1968 audience of 2001: A Space Odyssey. But Gerd thinks that’s only the beginning.”

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Recommending Gerd Leonhard’s latest book “Technology vs. Humanity” as accompanying read with this topic. Visit for previews, videos, testimonials, order links and much more.

Gabriele Ruttloff


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