Posts Tagged ‘gerdleonhard‘

NYT Readers Spend Same Amount of Time on Paid Posts as News Stories

Readers of the New York Times are spending roughly the same amount of time on advertiser-sponsored posts as on news stories, according to Meredith Levien, the executive vice president of advertising for The Times…Ms. Levien said that the notion of brands being able to tell

Ultra-connectivity: the Devil’s in the Details

For better or for worse the world that we already inhabit runs on high-grade information fuel, much of it personal. The resulting ‘big data’ is sliced, diced, amalgamated, analysed and stored, and the distilled knowledge is used to target advertisements, improve brand image and finesse

The ‘Bi-literate’ Brain is Key to Reading All the Screens

She says we have to develop a ‘bi-literate’ brain if we want to be able to switch from the scattered skimming typical of screen reading to the deeper, slow reading that we associate with books on paper. It is possible. It just takes work. One person

Coming Attractions: Super-intelligent humans & more genetic engineering

The possibility of super-intelligence follows directly from the genetic basis of intelligence. Characteristics like height and cognitive ability are controlled by thousands of genes, each of small effect. A rough lower bound on the number of common genetic variants affecting each trait can be deduced

The rise of the digital bank

Across Europe, retail banks have digitized only 20 to 40 percent of their processes; 90 percent of European banks invest less than 0.5 percent of their total spending on digital…Going digital doesn’t have to mean millions in new investment dollars or convulsive upheaval in IT.

Being Human in a Digital Society

Being Human in a Digital Society: This is the ENGLISH language version of my talk at Future Day in Istanbul, see for details. You can download the slides etc at

futuristgerd: (via MediaFuturist: The Future of Marketing: Total Reset (slideshow via Flickr)) Related articles futuristgerd: Author / Marketer Rohit Bhargava and Futurist… ( futuristgerd: Think about it for a minute: Google knows our… (

Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds Global Trends 2030 is intended to stimulate thinking about the rapid and vast geopolitical changes characterizing the world today and possible global trajectories over the next 15 years. As with the NIC’s previous Global Trends reports, we do not seek

futuristgerd: (via Arthur C. Clarke predicting the future in 1964 | KurzweilAI) Great video found via my friend and colleague Glen Hiemstra ( Related articles What makes us successful: Gerd Leonhard presentation / talk at… ( futuristgerd: Future of Innovation & Business: From Ego to…

Music is a much smaller and less significant part of many people’s lives than 10-20 years ago. There is more competition for our attention and the value of music has declined precipitously. This graphic shows the rise of digital against physical music, and the overall