November 28th, 2013
greenfuturist

Highlights of Gerd Leonhard’s futurist keynote ITU Telecom World 2013 (by ITU)  (the Future of the Internet) see  http://www.futuristgerd.com/2013/11/21/here-is-the-pdf-with-my-slides-from-the-ituworld-event-in-bkk-today/

October 14th, 2013
futuristgerd

futuristgerd:

Datawars and the future of Advertising: Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard at Guardian Ad Summit (by Gerd Leonhard)

One of my best talks on this topic. You can download the slides via my blog

July 20th, 2013
futuristgerd
We did not pass the Fourth Amendment to protect those with something to hide,” Stone tells us. We passed that amendment “because we know all too well the cost of an unaccountable government.” (via Oliver Stone: Don’t Stand By While the NSA’s Surveillance Machine Eats Our Civil Liberties | American Civil Liberties Union)

We did not pass the Fourth Amendment to protect those with something to hide,” Stone tells us. We passed that amendment “because we know all too well the cost of an unaccountable government.” (via Oliver Stone: Don’t Stand By While the NSA’s Surveillance Machine Eats Our Civil Liberties | American Civil Liberties Union)

June 29th, 2013
marizannek
Its estimated that humanity today generates more data in two days than it produced in all history, up to the year 2003.
Morgan Freeman - Through the Wormhole S3E5 “Can We Resurrect the Dead?” (via infinityawaitsinfinitely)
Reblogged from Infoneer Pulse
June 22nd, 2013
futuristgerd

futuristgerd:

The bottom line is this: I love America for a lot of very good reasons, and I have spend a good part of my life there, but this blatant obsession with snooping and surveillance under the pretense of national security must stop, and soon – or else the rest of the world must re-consider all future involvement with those that sanction and engineer this Orwellian detour. A Benjamin Franklin quote comes to mind (perversely so): “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety” (via 5 reasons why the Snowden / NSA / PRISM affair is indeed a game changer for the Future of the Internet - Futurist, Author and Keynote Speaker Gerd Leonhard)

June 21st, 2013
marizannek
We are not just ourselves anymore. Each one of us has a new, statistical self living in databases around the world. It’s those selves, uniquely identified bundles of behavior, that marketers target and companies try to reach. These are remarkable, distributed portraits of what we read, what we eat, and where we sleep.
Reblogged from The Verge
June 19th, 2013
marizannek
June 17th, 2013
futuristgerd
You soon learn that 66% of lost hikers are found within two miles of the spot last seen. You impose a ring over your map reflecting this two-mile perimeter. You then learn that 52% of lost hikers are found downhill, only 32% go up, and 16% keep walking at the same elevation. You impose an elevation layer on the area with all the land above the last point seen shaded one color and the land beneath it shaded another. You can even impose a new lens depicting tree and plant cover and open fields, and one depicting linear objects like trails, roads, power lines, and streams, knowing that the vast majority of lost hikers follow some sort of linear marker to avoid going in circles.

Mapping the Future with Big Data | World Future Society

Pretty amazing example of how Big Data can be used to dramatically change the outcome of real-life scenarios.

Thanks to Patrick Tucker at WFS for posting this!

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(via futuristgerd)

June 15th, 2013
marizannek