Seen on Mashable: “Do you daydream about the future? We thought so. But rather than bore you with our frivolous wish lists (which are mostly comprised of hoverboards and self-lacing shoes), we have asked nine leading futurists to share their visions of the digital world of 2020. Click through the slideshow to see…read on.”
Fluid transaction models - Gerd Leonhard’s future of business keynote explores new paradigms. In today’s digitally dominated markets, the movement and sharing of information is fluid for consumers; it is defined as organic, harmonious, smooth, easy, wanted and social—which is why companies like Facebook, Amazon and Google will continue to dominate. This fluidity is making it easier for people to connect and share the information they want. Friction, as a business model which is characterized by tedious transactions, rules and regulations, is dead.
The Future Show with Gerd Leonhard. Series 1, episode 1: Privacy Failure (by Gerd Leonhard)
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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
What’s going on in the world today? It’s hard to keep up. Some facts are familiar to anyone who reads the news. Unemployment is high. Growth is slow. Shale gas is a big deal. But beyond the caps-lock headlines, subtler, but no less significant, shifts are changing the U.S. via Pocket
This is a video from a conversation Gerd had with Arjan Postma and Joergen van der Sloot over at FreedomLab in Amsterdam, in July 2009. They touched on a variety of topics: the economics of the media industry and why they don’t really work anymore, why and how the Internet is challenging most of our assumptions, extracting value vs adding value, egosystem vs ecosystem, Sellaband, crowd-sourcing and the future of media companies, the hit-economy and the longtail… and much more. Enjoy :)
Mind&Mechanics Ep13 "The New Math for Marketers of Slowly Then Suddenly"
#CoffeeWithChris Episode 13 of the Mind & Mechanics series is The New Math For Marketers of Slowly Then Suddenly. Futurist Gerd Leonhard recently stated in a talk in Germany that humanity will see more societal and technological change in the next 20 years (2015-2035) then it has in the previous 300 years combined. Chris discusses the implications and daily efforts required to stay in front of this in today’s episode.