The future of technology and Humanity: a provocative film by Futurist Speaker Gerd Leonhard



we are at a pivot point in history humanity will change more in the next 20 years than in the 300 years before technology is now the defining factor of our society we were able to travel virtually to the most amazing places directly from our living room or using our mobile devices billions of devices and objects will be connected in the Internet of Things soon technology is moving inside of us becoming a part of us our contact lenses will be connected to the Internet and nanobots will be in our blood streams fixing our cholesterol life will be magical abundant full of possibilities what could be better because we know don't we that what makes us human will never change I know what you're thinking connectivity is like oxygen we need it to live even at the price of losing our privacy you connect the car your smart fridge your wearables will talk to your doctor and your insurance company yes indeed data is the new oil these exponential changes are unstoppable man and machine will converge we are about to transcend humanity is it creepy or useful is it heaven or is it hell what will it mean to be human in a world where everyone will need to be amplified or meant it by algorithms by 2027 computers are likely to match the capacity of the human brain perhaps even reach some kind of awareness or emotional intelligence yes artificial intelligence and cognitive computing are incredibly powerful but if we fail to consider the unintended consequences such as for example an intelligence explosion these advances could be more dangerous than nuclear weapons why would we expect robots or artificial intelligence to share or even understand human values ethics and emotions technology doesn't have ethics but the future of humanity depends on it we need to spend just as much time on the norms and the values of the context then we spend on technology itself after all the futures not just something that happens to us the future is something that we create are you ready for your future shock come with me and see where the story takes us next you

21 Comments

  1. Eva Chui said:

    …These advances can be more dangerous than new clear weapons.

    June 28, 2019
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  2. Jl Movement said:

    Terminator is real,humans will be fighting for life against machines in the next 50 years . Because of a four letter word,Data!!!

    June 28, 2019
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  3. Mezo Riccio said:

    Human Contact https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i55Onz32IbI

    June 28, 2019
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  4. Bobbito Chicon said:

    The Terminators are coming💀 and they are paving the way for the Beast 😈🔥 who will force you to get a mark on your hand in order that you may buy and sell…Are You Ready?

    June 28, 2019
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  5. Ego Lab said:

    Technology and Humanity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i55Onz32IbI

    June 28, 2019
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  6. Marcelo Biscola said:

    Thank's, the walking to be in the future this more form.

    June 28, 2019
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  7. Malika bella said:

    I like it;good luck.
    Can you share it please: https://youtu.be/40EFPxElwo4

    June 28, 2019
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  8. Eng/Ahmed khalid Alhllwe said:

    the IOT and the AI , is the most things that well change us (for bad or good ) ? it depend on what our ethic

    June 28, 2019
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  9. Yelile M said:

    Is it possible to find your videos with spanish subtitles? I found them very interesting and would love to spread them with People around. I live in México.

    June 28, 2019
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  10. Louise Roherty said:

    Hi Gerd L., I agree with your view of the future. I agree that it is the human characteristics of imagination, creativity, integrity etc. which technology and robots cannot replace. Because of this, I believe it is time to consider changing our school curriculums to reflect the inevitable changes coming. I'm particularly concerned with the study of ethics, morality and healthy character development in our schools. Our children and we adults too, need to be aware of the dangers that technology without a moral integrity can create.

    June 28, 2019
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  11. Samantha Bell said:

    Great video – well done to you Gerd and your team. It's great to have a (positive) balanced future view. Many thanks

    June 28, 2019
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  12. Serge Uebersax said:

    Avec la progression exponentielle de toutes les technologies de pointe actuelles nous avons ouvert la boîte de Pandore. Le meilleur et le pire peuvent en sortir. A nous de voir…M. Leonhard tire la sonnette d'alarme sans renier les avantages incontestables de ces technologies dans l'épanouissement de l'humanité.

    June 28, 2019
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  13. MTC Entertainment said:

    Would it be okay if I share you video on my Facebook page?

    June 28, 2019
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  14. Fresh Haus said:

    Optimistic happy-go-lucky fluff. Our destruction of the environment and biodiversity capital will catch up with us if we aren't under water first.

    June 28, 2019
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  15. Mike said:

    Gerd Leonhard (Dreamer)
    I wonder how bright the future will be if all western democracies are inundated with 3rd worlders and turned into white minority countries? Yeah, not bright at all, we might even lose democracy and enter a new dark age that will resemble a blend of north korea and Saudi arabia. Don't expect a lot of innovation then.

    June 28, 2019
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  16. Luis Alayon said:

    Hello, Mr. Gerd Leonhard. I am Professor Luis Alayon from Venezuela. It is an interesting point of view, however, I think we don't have to be scared about evolution of technology, because as you said technology has no ethics. It is our responsibility to direct technology to help people. For example, doctors use technology to treat and cure diseases. Teachers use technology to connect with another College to teach in a virtual way.

    June 28, 2019
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  17. Margie Meacham said:

    Beautifully filmed with an important vision and even more important question. It really made me think. (And shiver just a little.)

    June 28, 2019
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  18. Marcelo Biscola said:

    Dear Leonherd, met you at an event in São Paulo, and saw that it is a great scholar, por'm realize it is very concerned about the privacy and the cure of diseases. As we study the control of existing energy in any movement, both of enormous quantities with the planet or smaller as the atom, no longer will have to communicate with fear, teasing, and simply loving, ie learning and sensinando all the time that all we can evolve together. hug.

    June 28, 2019
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  19. iCitizenTube said:

    Amazing video, superbe images and the message is loud and clear. Gerd Leonhard' concept of “singularity” or “the technological singularity”, is a theoretical moment in the future at which the relationship between humanity and technology will reach a tipping point and if we ignore the unintended consequences the future of humanity as we know it could be compromised. IMMO most people don't even realise that we are already heading towards singularity, and in many ways are merging every day with technology. We have outsourced our memory to the database in our mobile phone, outsourced spelling to Microsoft Word, outsourced learning languages with Skype real time translation and that’s just the beginning of our interface with technology. Now as Gerd Leonhard said in the film, technology is going inside us… As fast computers and AI do more and more of our work, and will carry on exponentially, I think we need to understand and learn what it is to be human. This video gives us some of the answers. One to watch!

    June 28, 2019
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  20. - J - said:

    oh wow, I just subbed great clip.

    June 28, 2019
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  21. armando sori said:

    reposted this to http://www.reddit.com/r/Futurology

    June 28, 2019
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