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The Future Show with Gerd Leonhard. Series 1, episode 1: Privacy Failure (by Gerd Leonhard)
Brand-new, just released!

In this episode: Is privacy really dead? Would a world without anonymity really be desirable? Should we simply accept that our communications, opinions, images, movements and actions are 99% public by default? Will wearable computing devices such as Google Glass, medical self-monitoring devices and smart watches and the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) make it even harder to adhere to some kind of privacy standard? Will we really live in world where ‘everything that happens must be known’ (read Dave Eggers’ book ‘The Circle)? TFS host and creator Gerd Leonhard believes that in a world where almost everything is watched, recorded and analysed, and where information spreads like wildfire, we urgently need to strike a personal balance between openness and transparency and a collective standard of privacy, and frequently review our data-sharing paradigms to avoid entering into truly Faustian bargains. Allowing for mistakes and imperfections is what makes us human, but how would still uphold this concept if we are being monitored and ‘quantified’ all the time

▶ Highlights of my ‘Future of the Internet’ keynote at ITU Telecom World 2013 in Bangkok (by Gerd Leonhard)

Google Wi-Fi Snooping Case Shows Company's Contradictory Views on Privacy

A federal court’s decision to let a class action suit move forward against Google for nabbing data transmitted over household Wi-Fi networks adds a new wrinkle to the Internet titan’s perplexing approach to privacy rights. via Pocket

How to build your personal brand: The next step to anything

The most important thing that you can work on today is figuring out who you (really) are, what you’re passionate about and how this should influence (and build) your personal brand and reputation. via Pocket

Humanity in a Digital Society: Gerd Leonhard at the Future of Mobile AMS 2013 .mp4 (by Gerd Leonhard)

A short exerpt from my talk in Amsterdam a few months ago

The democratization of creativity: the most important aspect is greater human expression

When I was recently in Stockholm my friend Magnus Linkvist introduced me to Einar Bodström of House of Radon, a young and innovative production company that is exploring the possibilities of online video. via Pocket

Edward Snowden: there will be more 'Libertarian Millennials' like him

Diplomatic rows and farcical airport spats over the fate of the NSA whistleblower are obscuring his real political significance, says Bonnie Greer We arrived yesterday at an absurd moment in the saga of the American whistleblower Edward Snowden. via Pocket

Portrait of a New Radical

Rule breakers need the latitude to make mistakes, but transparency increases the pain threshold for making those mistakes. via Pocket

Gerd Leonhard - 2020 Shaping Ideas (by ericssonmultimedia)

This is by far my most-watched video on youtube:)

These are some of my recent ‘bottom lines’ on the Future of Media. Read more on my new blog at FuturistGerd.com  Download most of my books incl. The Future of Content (2011) for free, via GerdCloud (my shared-items dropbox folder). Watch some videos of my recent keynotes and talks on this topic. Download the DISRUPTION PDF.  Enjoy and spread the word.

I am gearing up to give a talk at Belgacom in Brussels this week, on The Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine futures. This is a really fascinating topic that is only going to become more important in the next few years – and it is full of very futuristic angles, for sure. So here are some of the resources I discovered while preparing for the event on April 18 (yes, my slides will go up on my new GerdCloud.com file-sharing site right after the event).
Transition Trauma Guaranteed. We are currently experiencing a very unique combination of digitally-fueled disruptions: rising globalization and much increased economic interdependence of regions, nations, companies and people, widespread and hyper-effective socio-political activism via social networks and UGC media (especially video, as Koni2012′s 96Million views have shown), the rise of almost Wikileakean openness expectations by consumers and a new kind of ‘tyranny of transparency’ that has engulfed people around the globe, radical consumer empowerment based on waves of technological leaps and what is often referred to the ‘consumerization of IT’, and an overall sense of ambiguity and instability. These trends, to me, are showing that we are heading into an ‘it-all-depends’ – world rather than an either/or world. In this future, many yes/no situations of the past are becoming maybe’s – and this poses a real challenge to business planning and operations. Linear thinking can now be a real disadvantage; lateral, organic and fluid approaches are becoming a requirement to success. (via Gerd’s Guide to Disruption, Part 3: Transition Traumas, Brands with Purpose, Interdependence not Independence - Futurist Gerd Leonhard)

Transition Trauma Guaranteed. We are currently experiencing a very unique combination of digitally-fueled disruptions: rising globalization and much increased economic interdependence of regions, nations, companies and people, widespread and hyper-effective socio-political activism via social networks and UGC media (especially video, as Koni2012′s 96Million views have shown), the rise of almost Wikileakean openness expectations by consumers and a new kind of ‘tyranny of transparency’ that has engulfed people around the globe, radical consumer empowerment based on waves of technological leaps and what is often referred to the ‘consumerization of IT’, and an overall sense of ambiguity and instability. These trends, to me, are showing that we are heading into an ‘it-all-depends’ – world rather than an either/or world. In this future, many yes/no situations of the past are becoming maybe’s – and this poses a real challenge to business planning and operations. Linear thinking can now be a real disadvantage; lateral, organic and fluid approaches are becoming a requirement to success. (via Gerd’s Guide to Disruption, Part 3: Transition Traumas, Brands with Purpose, Interdependence not Independence - Futurist Gerd Leonhard)

Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism: Meet me at this event in London: Big Data, Big Ideas for Media, June 7, 2013

Gerd Leonhard  “Data is the new oil” says Gerd Leonhard, CEO of the Futures Agency and according to the Wall Street Journal ‘one of the leading media-futurists in the world’. With the Social Media-led explosion of available sources of information crucial to commercial decision-making, Gerd will set the scene by highlighting key trends for the next five years, and share foresights and scenarios impacting the media business and journalism in the near term.

The Future of Technology in a Digital Society: Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard in Paris (Systematic) (by Gerd Leonhard)

Please take a look and let me know how you like it. The PDF with the slides is here: http://gerd.fm/WlJaXa

Gerd Leonhard’s learning futures (by Learn Patch)

Someone filmed this from the first row at the Learning Technology Conference in London on Wednesday this week:)))  See the slides here.  The power of the crowds at work:))

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