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A Film by Futurist Gerd Leonhard

The Good Future

The Good Future is entirely possible – it all depends on the choices we make

In this film, first speak about why we are at such a crucial moment in human history right now, why our current economic story and logic won’t work in the future, and why we need to move from a focus on profit and growth to a focus on people, planet, purpose and prosperity. I then describe what a Good Future could actually look like, and depict 5 scenarios on food, energy, education, healthcare and work. Then, I talk about what leaders in business and politics can do to create a Good Future, suggesting 4 action items, followed by a segment on what you and I as individuals can do. The film wraps up with this key message: The good future is entirely possible and it's our choice. The only question is: Are you going to be part of it?

I am presenting this film as a mere opener on these often complex topics, fully aware that I am only grazing the surface of each issue – but rest assured that the details will follow: Continuing with the themes from my last book “Technology vs Humanity”, I am rolling out a new series of speaking topics on the “Good Future” (such as new talks on decarbonization and sustainability, capitalism, technology regulation and social media), I am working on a new ‘Handbook for the Good Future’, and I am looking at producing a Good Future feature film or TV series, in addition to launching a new web-tv show on the Good Future. Ping me if you're interested in a collaboration!


A very special GRACIAS to:

Cabildo de Lanzarote, Turismo Lanzarote, Centros Turísticos, Mirador del Río, Jameos del Agua, Jardín de Cactus, Castillo de San José, Bodega La Geria, Yvonne Beck / Villa Najosa

MUSIC (licensed via MusicBed)


Find out more about Gerd's memes and the key messages of “The Good Future” Film

Click here to download the transcript as a PDF; in the PDF just click on the text-links to find out more about each topic.

download as pdf

Some more resources you may find relevant:

 :: Have a look at The Good Future speaking topic

:: Go to Gerd’s Good Future Showcase on Vimeo to watch or download the film

:: Go to Gerd’s Good Future Youtube Playlist

:: Listen to Gerd’s Podcasts on The Good Future and other topics

:: Search GerdFeed for any news items shared on these topics (e.g. capitalism)

Some highlights and scenes from the shoot in Lanzarote

Some of Gerd's Other Short Films

Look Up Now: The Future of AI and Humanity (2023)
How The Future Works: Why your ultimate job is to be HUMAN

A film by Gerd Leonhard (released in January 2020)

The Future: Technology and/with/vs Humanity? (2018)
Twice Upon a Time (the Good and the Bad in 2030), 2022
We Need to Talk About AI
Digital Ethics, AI, Humanity and Brands

INFOGRAPHICS used in the film

(05’21) Global-Greenhouse-Gas-Emission-From-Food-Production. Source: Our World In Data Website
(05’36) Global-Meat-Consumption. Source: Statista Website.
(06’10)  Global-CO2-Emissions-From-Aviation. Source: Our World in Data Website.
(06’20) Share-Of-Energy-Production. Source: Our World In Data Website
(06’40) Green-Companies-Share-Price-Increase. Source: Bloomberg: The Economist Website
(07’00) Volume-Of-Data-Information. Source: Statista Website
(07’27) Exponential-Cost-Reduction-Trend. Source: Balance Point Ventures Blog
(08’11) The-Future-Of-Work-Pyramid Blog
(08’42) Global-Digital-Health-Market. Source: McKinsey: The Economist Website
(09’21) Share-Of-US-Aggregate-Wealth. Source: PEW Research Center Analysis Of The Survey Of Consumer Finances) Website

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