Gerd Leonhard

November 20, 2022

“The final overarching deal did not include commitments to "phase down" or reduce use of fossil fuels.” https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-63677466 via @Instapaper

“The final overarching deal did not include commitments to "phase down" or reduce use of fossil fuels.” https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-63677466 via @Instapaper Gerd Leonhard www.futuristgerd.com www.gerdtube.com gerd@hey.com (personal) gerd@thefuturesagency.com (business) Check my new updates page
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November 28, 2021

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https://youtube.com/watch?v=hxvn7G9BL9o&feature=share Gerd Leonhard www.futuristgerd.com www.gerdtube.com gerd@hey.com (personal) gerd@thefuturesagency.com (business) Check my new updates page
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November 2, 2021

3D-printed Homes by ICON | Austin, TX | Developer 3Strands - YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRYjZed8ysM Gerd Leonhard www.futuristgerd.com
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October 28, 2021

10 years to transform the future of humanity -- or destabilize the planet | Johan Rockström - YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Sl28fkrozE&t=98s Gerd Leonhard www.futuristgerd.com www.gerdtube.com gerd@hey.com (personal) gerd@thefuturesagency.com (business) Check my new updates page
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September 2, 2021

Greta

https://www.voguescandinavia.com/articles/greta-the-great Gerd Leonhard www.futuristgerd.com www.gerdtube.com gerd@hey.com (personal) gerd@thefuturesagency.com (business) Check my new updates page
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August 15, 2021

The IPCC climate change report makes it hard to feel optimistic - Axios

https://www.axios.com/climate-change-pessimism-future-ipcc-dbd9fd35-8474-45f1-bf12-69a8095f4272.html Gerd Leonhard www.futuristgerd.com www.gerdtube.com gerd@hey.com (personal) gerd@thefuturesagency.com (business) Check my new updates page
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July 24, 2021

Read this book

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ministry_for_the_Future With its emphasis on scientific accuracy and non-fiction descriptions of history and social science, the novel is classified as hard science fiction. It is also a part of the growing body of climate fiction. Robinson had previously written other climate fiction novels, such as 2...
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July 16, 2021

Why do we need to know about progress if we are concerned about the world’s large problems? - Our World in Data

https://ourworldindata.org/problems-and-progress Gerd Leonhard www.futuristgerd.com www.gerdtube.com gerd@hey.com (personal) gerd@thefuturesagency.com (business) Check my new updates page
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June 28, 2021

read

Read this book: The ministry of the future https://gerd.fm/3y1Veq4 by Kim Stanley Robinson @ksrinfo is a 10* read - a total MUST for anyone looking at the future #climatechange #decarbonisation Some snippets here via @goodreads https://gerd.fm/3x2vDgN
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June 21, 2021

Automation boost during corona

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/06/20/us-economy-changes/ The same is true of the rise of automation during the pandemic. As companies looked for ways to reduce the number of people in an office, hotel or factory, they turned to robots and telework. They invested heavily in technology, which economists predict could result...
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June 11, 2021

[#WeFACE] Circular economy only answer to post-pandemic world: Gerd Leonhard

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20210610000982&ACE_SEARCH=1 Gerd Leonhard www.futuristgerd.com www.gerdtube.com gerd@hey.com gerd@thefuturesagency.com
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May 26, 2021

Net Zero by 2050 – Analysis - IEA

https://www.iea.org/reports/net-zero-by-2050 Gerd Leonhard www.futuristgerd.com www.gerdtube.com gerd@hey.com gerd@thefuturesagency.com
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May 26, 2021

» Too much of a good thing can be a very bad thing: Technology’s Future [Gerd Leonhard Futurist Humanist Author Keynote Speaker]

https://www.futuristgerd.com/2021/05/too-much-of-a-good-thing-can-be-a-very-bad-thing-technologys-future/ The impact of exponential change is incredibly hard to imagine We should take note that while today’s technological progress often seems very impressive and useful, mostly harmless and easily manageable, it would be very foolish in...
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May 16, 2021

Exponential technology futures

https://cognitiveworld.com/articles/2021/5/15/too-much-of-a-good-thing-can-be-a-very-bad-thing-technologys-future Gerd Leonhard www.futuristgerd.com www.gerdtube.com gerd@hey.com gerd@thefuturesagency.com
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May 9, 2021

Smartphones

https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-smartphones-hijack-our-minds-1507307811 Gerd Leonhard www.futuristgerd.com www.gerdtube.com gerd@hey.com gerd@thefuturesagency.com
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May 9, 2021

Book Review: The ‘New Realism’ of Eternal Faith in Humanity – Kashmir Reader

https://kashmirreader.com/2021/02/23/book-review-the-new-realism-of-eternal-faith-in-humanity/ Darwin’s thesis “survival of the fittest” is now considered as “fundamental law” of survival and progress. Karl Marx, the prophet of communism, had praised Darwin and acknowledged that his own thesis of “class struggle” was inspired from Darw...
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May 7, 2021

Climate change: how bad could the future be if we do nothing?

https://theconversation.com/climate-change-how-bad-could-the-future-be-if-we-do-nothing-159665 Gerd Leonhard www.futuristgerd.com www.gerdtube.com gerd@hey.com gerd@thefuturesagency.com
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May 6, 2021

On Supercities, Economic Growth, and Income Inequality in a Post-COVID World - Andreessen Horowitz

https://a16z.com/2021/04/07/on-supercities-economic-growth-and-income-inequality-in-a-post-covid-world/?utm_source=twitter Gerd Leonhard www.futuristgerd.com www.gerdtube.com gerd@hey.com gerd@thefuturesagency.com
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May 1, 2021

Accenture: ‘Future-Ready’ Companies Twice As Efficient, Three Times As Profitable

https://www.forbes.com/sites/charlestowersclark/2021/04/29/accenture-future-ready-companies-twice-as-efficient-three-times-as-profitable/ Gerd Leonhard www.futuristgerd.com www.gerdtube.com gerd@hey.com gerd@thefuturesagency.com
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April 28, 2021

Paradigm changes post COVID

https://www.theatlantic.com/newsletters/archive/2021/04/the-atlantic-daily-our-personal-relationships-with-nature-are-changing/618677/ Gerd Leonhard www.futuristgerd.com www.gerdtube.com gerd@hey.com gerd@thefuturesagency.com
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April 24, 2021

The Global Risks Report 2021 | World Economic Forum

https://www.weforum.org/reports/the-global-risks-report-2021 Gerd Leonhard www.futuristgerd.com www.gerdtube.com gerd@hey.com gerd@thefuturesagency.com
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April 24, 2021

Population growth ?

https://ourworldindata.org/world-population-growth-past-future Gerd Leonhard www.futuristgerd.com www.gerdtube.com gerd@hey.com gerd@thefuturesagency.com
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April 23, 2021

EO Wilson

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-04-17/the-city-as-a-survival-mechanism-kim-stanley-robinson Only about 3% of the animal biomass left on the Earth’s land surface is wild, the other 97% being humans and our food animals. Wilson’s plan, if we were to pursue it, would address this shocking imbalance. It has the additional adva...
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April 16, 2021

Precision fermentation

https://www.exponentialview.co/p/-the-cow-is-facing-an-existential Overall, for each protein produced from PF as opposed to the cow we will require: • 10-25x less feedstock • 5x less energy • 10x less water • 100x less land. At present 40 per cent of US land is dedicated to cows; in the move to the modern protein system, they estimate ...
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April 16, 2021

Musk questions

https://www.currentaffairs.org/2021/04/surely-we-can-do-better-than-elon-musk Musk has nevertheless charged customers $10,000 each for the promise of a “fully self-driving” feature on their cars. The fact that no such car is here, and none appears likely to be here soon, means there is already talk of class action lawsuits among those ...
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April 16, 2021

Algoritmos não podem aprender sentimentos, diz futurólogo Gerd Leonhard | Suplementos | Valor Econômico

https://valor.globo.com/publicacoes/suplementos/noticia/2021/04/14/algoritmos-nao-podem-aprender-sentimentos-diz-futurologo-gerd-leonhard.ghtml Gerd Leonhard www.futuristgerd.com www.gerdtube.com gerd@hey.com gerd@thefuturesagency.com
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April 4, 2021

The peace room and Barbara Marx Hubbard

https://www.futurist.com/2020/04/10/when-futurists-were-visionaries-a-tribute-to-barbara-marx-hubbard-her-run-for-vice-president-and-the-office-for-the-future/ In the latter, there is constant monitoring of global threats, and a place and a way for leaders to come together to confront the threats. The Peace Room, in contrast, would be ...
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April 4, 2021

Questions not answers

https://www.forbes.com/sites/stevedenning/2020/06/28/reinvent-education-ahead-of-creating-greater-access/?sh=56a9f3bb61ed There is no solution to this problem so long as the system is "teaching answers". The only solution is to start teaching students how to ask better questions so that the kids are equipped to reinvent themselves for ...
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April 4, 2021

Europe’s future

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/mar/28/europes-technocrats-play-into-populist-hands-with-their-bungled-covid-response The economist Paul Krugman wrote that the EU had demonstrated “the same bureaucratic and intellectual rigidity that made the euro crisis a decade ago far worse than it should have been”. Gerd Leonhard www....
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April 4, 2021

Vodafone and humanity

https://www.campaignasia.com/article/vodafone-unveils-together-we-can-as-new-global-brand-positioning/468700 Investing in brand is important to help Vodafone “differentiate” itself and demonstrate it is more than a utility, as it expands in areas such as digital financial services and the internet of things, and “to take responsibility...
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