Archive for April, 2019

Amazon Alexa and Healthcare: what does this mean for privacy?

Angela Chen from The Verge offer a good analysis of Amazon’s announcement that Alexa-enabled devices are now able to handle patient information. “A lot of good could come out of this change. This could be really, really beneficial for consumers. Historically, the harder it is to

Futurist Gerd Leonhard: Open letter to the Partnership on AI (take 2)

When machines have an IQ of 50,000, what happens to human values and ethics? By Gerd Leonhard  Futurist , Author Technology vs Humanity The partnership on AI has just announced some new members and a board of trustees, and Apple has finally joined Facebook, Google / Deep Mind,

Curing death or ageing better? Healthspan vs. lifespan

Anti-ageism activist Ashton Applewhite says we need to fix our own deeply ingrained beliefs about what getting older means. Applewhite’s new book, “This Chair Rocks,” bills itself as a “Manifesto Against Ageism” – a movement to mobilize against discrimination on the basis of age. Recode

A Must-Read Future Report: 2019 Technology Trends by Amy Webb

Are you also feeling a bit disoriented when you hear any of the following terms: Ambient tracking, Bounty Programs, Solar Highways, 5D Printing, Digital Frailty, Nanobot Nurses, and Thinkables? Relax, these are just some of the more exotic examples out of the 315+ technology and

New Podcast: Discussing Proaction versus Precaution

Here is our latest podcast based on Chapter 8 of Gerd’s best-selling book Technology vs Humanity  (Now available in 11 languages!) This week Peter and I covered the topic of Proaction vs. Precaution. Precaution means looking proactively at what might happen—the possible consequences and unintended outcomes—before we proceed with