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The Future of Crowdsourcing: Meeting of the Minds #7 (Ross Dawson and Gerd Leonhard) (by Gerd Leonhard)

(via New Video: Meeting of the minds (MOTM) #5: the key future trends (Ross Dawson / Gerd Leonhard) - Futurist, Author & Keynote Speaker Gerd Leonhard)

This is Meeting of the Minds episode #5 featuring my fellow futurist Ross Dawson and me discussing the key trends for the next 5 years: from ego to eco, human-machine interfaces and overlaps, sustainability, OTT media, the future of energy, collective vs artificial intelligence, distributed value creation, the p2p economy, the shift from closed to open, climate change, networked leadership and much more. Thanks to Jonathan Marks for doing the editing and supervising the production in Basel. Check out my MOTM playlist on Youtube.

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Brand-new video on “the Future of Switzerland” Meeting of The Minds #3 with Ross Dawson and Gerd Leonhard (by Gerd Leonhard)

This is #3 of Meeting of the Minds, featuring Futurists Gerd Leonhard and Ross Dawson talking about the future of Switzerland (where Gerd lives). Topics include the future of banking, interdependence, ecosystems, technology trends, openness and much more. Check out the other episodes here: www.meetingoftheminds.tv

A special thanks to Jonathan Marks for producing and editing this show  https://twitter.com/jonathanmarks

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Brand-new video on “the Future of Switzerland” Meeting of The Minds #3 with Ross Dawson and Gerd Leonhard (by Gerd Leonhard)

This is #3 of Meeting of the Minds, featuring Futurists Gerd Leonhard and Ross Dawson talking about the future of Switzerland (where Gerd lives). Topics include the future of banking, interdependence, ecosystems, technology trends, openness and much more. Check out the other episodes here: www.meetingoftheminds.tv

A special thanks to Jonathan Marks for producing and editing this show  https://twitter.com/jonathanmarks

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Ross Dawson and Gerd Leonhard in conversation about the role of a futurist.

A few points that are made:

* A key role of futurists is to develop and share foresights
* Someone who helps people think about the future to make better decisions today
* To examine and distinguish between trends and uncertainties in order to work out the best path forward
* Clients are interested in having help thinking about things they don’t have time to think about
* It is not a luxury but a necessity to think about the future, but it is useful to get help doing that from people who spend all their time doing that
* Going beyond the obvious is a special skill, but it is also about drawing out the implications of the obvious
* Stepping outside of beliefs and orthodoxies can be more easily done from outside organizations
* While some companies have resident futurists it is highly valuable to bring in people who can be disrespectful and challenge internal thinking
* Being a ‘provocateur’ means provoking not just thoughts but sometimes emotions

For more information about these futurists please visit www.rossdawson.com and www.futuristgerd.com 

Dr. Michio Kaku - Physics of the Future -Next 100 years! (by DailyProtein1)

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The year is 1974, and Arthur C. Clarke is standing inside one of those cavernous computer centers that held the massive machines of the day.

He’s joined by an Australian television reporter with a gloriously enormous set of sideburns, and the reporter has brought his son, who’s about 5 or 6 years old. As those massive machines hum in the background, the reporter looks down at his son and asks Clarke what the boy’s life will be like in, yes, the year 2001.

Clarke — the science fiction writer who teamed with filmmaker Stanley Kubrick to give the world 2001: A Space Odyssey — is up to the task. And then some.

He says the boy will grow up to find the internet.

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Join me here, June 27/28 2013, in Bucharest

TOPICS

General domains for radical social innovation Education, learning and childcare Economics & alternative currencies Culture & society, consciousness & the arts Health & wellbeing, mental health & active aging Youth, activism & social entrepreneurship Cross Cutting themes Health of ecosystems & sustainable futures Social media & human-centred technologies Slow living & voluntary simplicity Leadership, governance & geopolitics Complex, integrative and holistic futures (via WFSF CONFERENCE)

Phare Conference 2013 - Interview with 3 speakers - Part 2 (by Bloovi op Google)

I’m in there somewhere:==)

The future of business: 4 futurists in conversation (Johannesburg Sessions) (by Gerd Leonhard)

A conversation with Neil Jacobsohn, Gerd Leonhard, Anton Musgrave, Doug Vining, in Joburg, Feb 4 2013, on the key trends impacting the future of business and commerce.

How to Predict the Future (and How Not to) | LinkedIn

The massive quantities of data now available, coupled with the computer processing power to sift through it and subject it to microsopic analysis, can easily give us a false sense of confidence. As op-ed columnist David Brooks said recently, it is as if there is a new “religion” of “data-ism,” leading some to think that “data is a transparent and reliable lens that allows us to filter out emotionalism and ideology; that data will help us do remarkable things — like foretell the future.” But data without common sense and intuitive, human judgment can be dangerously misleading. Just ask the ratings agencies.

Key Topics in the Next 5 Years - discussed by Futurists Dr. James Canton and Gerd Leonhard (by Gerd Leonhard

We had a nice talk imho:)) take a look

So what do Futurists actually do ?

A conversation between Futurists Dr. James Canton http://globalfuturist.com/ and Gerd Leonhard http://about.me/mediafuturist This video is part of the new MeetingsOfTheMind.tv series (launching soon). This video covers questions such as 1) what does a Futurist do (and what not)  2) why clients hire us, and what we can do for them 3) some of the challenges that we have encountered in the past 10 years.

Recorded Jan 18, 2013, in Mill Valley, CA, this is Part 3 of a conversation between me and Futurist Dr. James Canton. This video is part of the new MeetingsOfTheMind.tv series (launching soon). Topics discussed include general sustainability trends and predictions, ‘green future’ opportunities, the future of capitalism and ‘growth & profit economics’, accountability and social innovation, renewable energy, Jeremy Rifkin’s Intergrid, and much more. Apologies for the low audio output, btw; try the MP3 version via the link below for better sound.

NEW video: Digital Media Strategist Carlo Donzella and Futurist Gerd Leonhard talk about Smart Cities (MotM3) (by Gerd Leonhard)