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Futurist/Nowist, Keynote Speaker, Digital Dissenter and Deep Observer, Human Futures: http://techvshuman.com/ CEO @FuturesAgency Listed on Wired Top100 2015

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Futurist/Nowist, Keynote Speaker, Digital Dissenter and Deep Observer, Human Futures: http://techvshuman.com/ CEO @FuturesAgency Listed on Wired Top100 2015

    The Good Future Explained | Futurist Gerd Leonhard 2022 (audio-version only)

    The Good Future Explained | Futurist Gerd Leonhard 2022 (audio-version only)

    This is the audio version only of 'The Good Future explained'.
    In my 2021 film The Good Future https://www.futuristgerd.com/sharing/thegoodfuturefilm/ and https://youtu.be/yHC5n7G5SeI and www.goodfuture.tv (downloads, as well!) I talk about why I think a "Good Future" is entirely possible, and what it may look like as far as business, education, healthcare, energy, society and technology is concerned, and how we can make it happen.

    Since the film's release, I have received many comments requesting to dive deeper into each topic, and to provide more context. Hence this new film: The Good Future EXPLAINED, a tour-de-force across what I call the DDR: Digitization (the ethical use of exponential technologies), Decarbonisation (shifting to renewable energy and away from fossil fuels towards green/sustainable/circular 'everything') and finally, #Reformation (a new economic logic based on the 4Ps: People, Planet, Purpose and Prosperity). The film features many interesting examples, infographics, tweets, videos and other media - I hope you find it entertaining and inspiring. If so, please share widely!!

    More details about The Good Future are at
    https://vimeo.com/showcase/8287594
    https://gerd.fm/tgftopic (speaking topic)
    https://gerd.fm/3FLm7mB (tweets #thegoodfuture)

    Executive Producer and Narrator: Gerd Leonhard
    Editor and Co-Producer: Sylvain Collet
    MUSIC (all via Musicbed.com)
    Roots : By the way, May
    Survive: Watermark high
    Beggars: Boundary Run

    • 13 min
    The Impact of Technological Change on Civil Society | Gerd Leonhard keynote (Audio-version only)

    The Impact of Technological Change on Civil Society | Gerd Leonhard keynote (Audio-version only)

    This is the audio-version only of my virtual keynote for the civil forum of Krasnoyarsk's territory, held in December 2021, on the topic: What the future will bring to civil society, what technology is doing to change our world and how we can respond to it.

    Full video on YouTube with Russian Subtitles: https://youtu.be/59nfPdecBKU

    • 28 min
    2030:The Good Future Technology AND Humanity | Gerd Leonhard keynote and Q&A(Audio-version only)

    2030:The Good Future Technology AND Humanity | Gerd Leonhard keynote and Q&A(Audio-version only)

    This is the audio version of my entire keynote at #IEEE's GCAIoT 2022 conference in Dubai (held virtually), followed by a fast-moving q&a session. A perfect way to kick off 2022:)

    Imho, this is one of my best talks on what we can expect for the next 10 years, elaborating further on the topics introduced in my recent The Good Future themes and my latest film see https://www.futuristgerd.com/sharing/thegoodfuturefilm/, such as:

    The future is better than we tend think!
    Organism aren't algorithms - the more we connect the more we have to protect what makes us human.
    Technology is a tool - not a purpose.
    Algorithms know the logic of everything but the feeling of nothing.
    Everything should be as connected as necessary (eg the IoT) - but not more.
    AI should be all about competence not about consciousness; and we need a global moratorium on AGI.
    Data is truly the new oil - but it can also be the 'new plotonium': be careful wht you wish for.
    We will see more change in the next 10 years than in the previous 100 years, aswe are heading into a strange, confusing and challenging 'golden era'.
    The Covid19 crisis is really tough for all of us, but also brings a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rethink what kind of future we want, and how we can realize it - it's a key pivot point in our history.
    In this talk, I present 3 tickets to a good future, what I call #theddr DIGITIZATION (ethical use of exponential technology), DECARBONIZATION (green is the new digital, and the circular is becoming the only economy) and REFORMATION (i.e. switching from a focus on GDP, profit and growth to the future-fit paradigm of People Planet Purpose and Prosperity)
    Don't ask what technology CAN do, but what it SHOULD do? What kind of future do we want? And what defines a 'good future' (check out my next film on this topic, coming up next week)?
    2030 could be heaven or it could be hell - the choice is ours!

    Watch the full video version on YouTube:
    https://youtu.be/iDeQ_3n1GTE

    • 44 min
    How did I become a futurist and what do I do: Q&A session | Gerd Leonhard (Audio-version only)

    How did I become a futurist and what do I do: Q&A session | Gerd Leonhard (Audio-version only)

    We recorded this in April 2021 and decided to finally release this. I was covering questions such as:
    How did I become a Futurist and what do I actually do?
    Why I am optimistic about the Future
    What I worry about
    Why climate change action is such a huge challenge
    Why technology can be both good as well as evil
    Why addiction to technology is something we must look at more
    Why #digitalethics is existential
    Why I am not afraid of what's coming
    How I see the future of ICT (including telecoms, 5G etc)
    Why I think better technology regulation is needed
    and many more.

    YouTube version here: https://youtu.be/4SKetPa7ylk

    • 26 min
    More On The Good Future-A Special Presentation | Futurist Gerd Leonhard (Audio-version only)

    More On The Good Future-A Special Presentation | Futurist Gerd Leonhard (Audio-version only)

    This is the audio version only of a presentation providing further insights into the topics introduced in my latest film "The Good Future" see https://www.thegoodfuturefilm.com and https://youtu.be/yHC5n7G5SeI ... such as the future of technology, decarbonization and capitalism. I will have a new video with additional explanations on how we can create The Good Future later this month, as well. Stay tuned via @gleonhard on twitter or via my newsletter www.gerd.digital

    Worth watching this video presentation on https://youtu.be/jyJaKToAfpg - I used the pretty cool mmhmm app to record this. The background is b-roll footage we shot in beautiful lanzarote, the overlays are alpha images my team made for me. Get more details on my public dropmark folder here https://teamgerd.dropmark.com/

    As a Futurist and Keynote Speaker, I talk to many people from all over the world and in the past few years I have observed the increased adoption of a rather negative view of the future. IMHO, though, not only is the present already better than the past, but the FUTURE has strong potential to be even better! “The Good Future” film is meant as an introduction to what will become the dominant focus of my work, going forward: What would a Good Future look like, and what can we do right here and now to bring it about?

    • 24 min
    The Great Transformation | Gerd Leonhard's Keynote at Mundura Begira Bilbao (Audio version only)

    The Great Transformation | Gerd Leonhard's Keynote at Mundura Begira Bilbao (Audio version only)

    This is the audio version only of my keynote at Mundura Begira 2021 in Bilbao, Spain, Nov 10, 2021 - A look at where the world is heading. See https://agenda.spri.eus/mundurabegira/
    Spanish Dub version is available here: https://youtu.be/hewuK-eYoFo

    The Great Transformation: Technology, Climate Change and Health

    More on the topics mentioned in this talk:
    The DDR: https://www.youtube.com/c/GerdLeonhard/search?query=ddr
    The Good Future: https://www.youtube.com/c/GerdLeonhard/search?query=good%20future

    • 36 min

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