Technology vs. Humanity FutureScapes
TECHNOLOGY VS. HUMANITY
The coming clash between man and machine
Futurist Gerd Leonhard breaks new ground again by bringing together mankind’s urge to upgrade and automate everything-down to human biology itself-with our timeless quest for freedom and happiness.
Before it’s too late, we must stop and ask the big questions: How do we embrace technology without becoming it? When it happens-gradually, then suddenly-the machine era will create the greatest watershed in human life on Earth. Technology vs Humanity is one of the last moral maps we’ll get as humanity enters the Jurassic Park of Big Tech.
Artificial intelligence. Cognitive computing. The Singularity. Digital obesity. Printed food. The Internet of Things. The death of privacy. The end of work-as-we-know-it, and radical longevity: the imminent clash between technology and humanity is already rushing towards us. What moral values are you prepared to stand up for – before being human alters its meaning forever?
Gerd Leonhard is a new kind of futurist schooled in the humanities as much as in technology. In his most provocative book to date, he explores the exponential changes swamping our societies, providing rich insights and deep wisdom for business leaders, professionals and anyone with decisions to make in this new era.
If you take being human for granted, press Reset now with this passionately argued call to create a genuinely braver new world.
Praise for TECHNOLOGY VS. HUMANITY
“A brave manifesto for a more human world.” –Andrew Keen, author of The Internet is not the Answer
“Gerd Leonhard is most definitely a member of Team Human. Here’s his convincing and heartfelt call for the reinstatement of people and purpose into the technology program.” – Douglas Rushkoff, author of Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus and host of the TeamHuman podcast
“Gerd Leonhard provides a fascinating look at the impact of exponential technologies and the dilemmas we will face in adapting to—or being adapted by—these. His book really makes you worry—and think.” –Videk Wadhwa, academic, researcher, entrepreneur, and author of Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology
“Gerd Leonhard zeroes in on some of the most vexing worries about our coming age of mechanically-enhanced thought. Are there “win-win” ways to gain the advantages without sacrificing our humanity? Can we bio-minds teach the newer kind ethics? Or love?” –David Brin, award-wining author of Earth and Existence
“Our world is transforming at breakneck pace. Gerd is raising the central most important question of the century: what will our ethics be? His book can help us choose the path of a beautiful and rich future and avoid the path where that future—by virtue of billions of unconscious non-decisions—has impoverished our lives beyond repair.” –Albhy Galuten, futurist, strategic technologist, Grammy Award-winning record producer, inventor
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