EP 06 – Gerd Leonhard – Technology vs Humanity

By Nick Burnett

What does it take to raise and educate amazing kids? How can we best prepare them for the astonishing future that is coming up? The research and everyday options can sometimes seem overwhelming, and so, in this series of podcasts, Nick Burnett and Tony Ryan will offer some practical insights for educators and parents alike. With a focus on 12-year-old Georgie, who will be 32 years old in 2039 AD, they will outline a number of key elements on what is needed to help her live a fulfilling life.

In Episode 6 Nick talks with Futurist Gerd Leonhard about:
The importance of developing Foresight for everyone
Our Star Trek future – as long as we collaborate
Key skills that humans need to develop
The future is a mindset not a timeframe
The social aspect of learning
The illusion of not having to work hard to ‘learn’
There is no such thing as ‘the truth’

Bio: Gerd Leonhard Futurist & Humanist, Keynote Speaker
“Humanity will change more in the next 20 years than in the previous 300 years”. Gerd Leonhard is a renowned futurist who focuses on near-future, ‘nowist’ observations and actionable foresights in the sectors of humanity, society, business and commerce, media, technology and communications. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts in London, and the CEO of The Futures Agency in Zürich / Switzerland. His latest book ‘Technology vs Humanity’ is now available in 12 languages. Wired Magazine lists him as No 88 of the top 100 influencers in Europe.

Links and content:

• www.futuristgerd.com
Youtube: www.gerdtube.com
CEO of www.thefuturesagency.com
• LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/gleonhard/
• Twitter https://twitter.com/gleonhard
• email: gerd@thefuturesagency.com

– Author of “Technology vs. Humanity”
– New 2020 speaking topics: Happiness in the Digital Age
and ‘Sustainable is the new Profitable’
– NEW: My 2020 film ‘How the Future Works’
– My 2019 film on AI: We Need to Talk about AI
My key memes on video: www.humanity.digital/
– Download my latest short films via Vimeo
Read about The Megashifts, download the free PDF
– On Happiness: Chapter 9 from my book,
– Download my free PDF on ‘The Ethics of Technology’