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The Next 5 years in Global Digital Transformation

Gerd Leonhard, Futurist and Founder and CEO of The Futures Agency and Speaker, CommunicAsia2016 | April 19, 2016
Futurist Gerd Leonhard gives us a glimpse of how the world will look like in five years' time.

The future of cyber security will also lie in combining solutions and efforts to achieve an International Agreement on Data Standards and Digital Ethics. A Global Treaty on Ethics and Security (including Artificial Intelligence) will be essential as technology is moving from outside of us to 'on top of us' to finally, 'inside of us.'

It has often been said that, "technology is not good or evil - it just is", but it is now becoming clear that the good / bad part will be for us to decide, every day, globally and locally, collectively and individually. Clearly, if we assume that machines will be an inevitably larger part of that future, we will need to decide both what we want them to be, and perhaps more importantly, what we want to be as humans - and we need to do it soon, and collectively.

Simply put: the future is about identifying and managing the balance between maintaining our humanness in a highly automated and technologised world -- embrace technology but don't become it!


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