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

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How technology is changing humanity, and how we should deal with that, is certain to become the #1 topic for the foreseeable future. “Humanity is changing more in the next 20 years than in the previous 300 years” – this is a quote from the film that pretty much says it all. Going forward, a lot of my work will be dedicated to this challenge/opportunity. Watch this film and please let me know what you think, and please comment or share the film if you enjoy it. Thanks! New hashtag as of today: ie @techversushuman

A very special thank-you to the amazing team that made this happen, in particular to my producer & director: Jean-F​rancois Cardella. DOP: Jeremy Joly Editing: Story7 & Studio Chamberlin​ AFX: Sylvain​ Collet​

FINAL VERSION updated May 30th 2015 (spelling error fixed:) Download the high res MP4:

Update Sept 22 2020: captions for ENG DE FR IT ES PT

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