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The 2nd episode of The Future Show is now available: the future of knowledge and learning

Today I am delighted to present episode #2 of The Future Show with Gerd Leonhard. The first episode on ‘privacy failure' already gathered over 70.000 clicks! If you like this one, please do share it as widely as possible. Thanks!

A big thank you once again to my producer Shaheera Asante De Waele

In this episode:

The perceived value of data, basic information and fact-based human knowledge is becoming increasingly commoditised by the efficiency and sheer horse-power of digital technologies. Any Internet user can now look up, find out and tap into almost any information, anywhere, anytime — and very soon, artificial intelligence and so-called cognitive computing will become as normal as sending an SMS. The traditional education paradigm of just-in-case learning is being challenged by the just-in-time learning approach that the Internet seems to afford. As a result, human ingenuity and intuition (‘knowing without knowing'), creativity, social or emotional intelligence and a new kind of wisdom will matter increasingly. Are we moving on from the industrial/information age and its left-brain emphasis to a kind of right-brain renaissance, and will we see a new triumph of creativity, storytelling and imagination? Or will machines and software ‘eat our world' and turn us into useless ‘wetware'? What skills do we need to teach ourselves or our children so that they can he happy and prosper 5-10 years from now? How will they be successful in those jobs that haven't even been invented yet? What will happen to educational institutions, schools, colleges and universities, and will degrees and certificates still be as valuable as they are today? If learning is a lifelong ‘flow' and in-demand instead of just-in-case, how will our educational systems evolve?

The playlist with all other TFS videos is here

The Future Show (TFS) is a new web-TV show that presents the key future-challenges in short, inspiring episodes. TFS episodes are between 4-7 minutes in length and cover topics that are timely and of strong interest to the curious general public as well as to the global business community. Themes include: privacy and security, human-machine trends, artificial intelligence, the future of work, jobs and education, digital obesity and Internet addiction, the rise of sustainable capitalism, big data versus big brother, and much more. More details are at





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