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My new film “The Good Future”

I am here to tell the story of The Good Future. I believe in a future where the power of human ingenuity, science and technology solves our biggest problems. I also believe that humans are basically kind and capable of collaboration (read 'human kind' by Rutger Bregman! )

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Here is my ELF Policy Paper on the Future of Europe: Capitalism, Technology and Sustainability

In this talk, I comment on the Covid-19 "Infodemic" and what it means for the future of (social) media and technology regulation, and describe what challenges to our economic and social models may emerge. I outline my key ‘definitive future’ foresights such as the End of Oil and Global Decarbonization, the dawning 'human renaissance' and the imminent action on global warming. I also present my ‘preferred futures’ such as a sustainable capitalism (people planet purpose and prosperity), the rise of digital ethics and a new multilateralism.

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Barry Schwartz #mustread on efficiency and why ‘too much of a good thing can be a very bad thing’

The term used to describe this approach to decision-making is satisficing. And satisficing with an eye toward a radically uncertain future might be called robust satisficing. Satisficing is a form of insurance – insurance against financial meltdowns, global pandemics, nasty bosses, boring teachers and crappy roommates. Insurance can seem stodgy – like the guy who wears a belt and suspenders. Perhaps we don’t need both, but what happens if we have neither?

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Join us for the Transhumanist vs. Humanist Online Debate with Calum Chace and Gerd Leonhard April 23rd 2020

Calum Chace (the transhumanist) is a global keynote speaker and best-selling writer about the future impact of AI. His best-known books on AI are Surviving AI and The Economic Singularity. More at http://www.pandoras-brain.com/ Gerd Leonhard (the humanist) is a top-rated Futurist, the Author of Technology vs Humanity, the CEO of The Futures Agency and a Global Keynote Speaker see http://gerdtube.com

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