Technology vs Humanity

Published on Jan 14, 2019
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Technology vs Humanity

Technology vs Humanity

I am delighted to present this new 6-minute film on the future of technology and humanity. We shot this footage in some pretty amazing locations in Barcelona. In the film, I explain the key themes from my new book, Technology vs Humanity (see links below)

We are facing exponential change, and it's only just the beginning. This could be heaven - or it could be hell; all depends on how we collaborate, going forward. The future is already here - but most of us haven't noticed. If you can explain your job it will probably be automated - and yet the vast majority of new jobs haven 't even been invented yet. Human-only jobs are our future, and we now must seek to become 'exponentially human'. Embrace technology but don't become it - because technology is not what we seek but how we seek.

Read the key messages here: Check out the artwork here

A very special thanks to my brilliant art director and producer, Jean Francois Cardella, and Jeremy Joly and the Studio Chamberlin team in Cannes.

Music credits: Inspiration by Amaksi

Download the high-res MP4: (all re-use is subject to creative commons on-commercial attribution license)

About Technology vs Humanity: Futurism meets humanism in Gerd Leonhard’s ground-breaking new work of critical observation, discussing the multiple Megashifts that will radically alter not just our society and economy but our values and our biology. Wherever you stand on the scale between technomania and nostalgia for a lost world, this is a book to challenge, provoke, warn and inspire.

Technology vs. Humanity is a last-minute wake up call to take part in the most important conversation humanity may ever have. Will we blindly outsource and abdicate big chunks of our lives to the global technology companies – or will we take back our autonomy and demand a sustainable balance between technology and humanity? By supplying a Socratic and humanistic critique of the Megashifts currently recasting our world, Gerd Leonhard provides the prologue for this great debate.

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Gerd Leonhard Futurist, Author and Keynote Speaker
Zürich / Switzerland
My new book Technology vs Humanity:

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