Wherever you stand on the scale between technomania and nostalgia for a lost world, this is a book to challenge, provoke, warn and inspire. From two decades of traveling the world and speaking about future scenarios across many industries and cultures, Futurist Gerd Leonhard has acquired unique foresights and intuition into where the world is rapidly going. As technology develops at an exponential pace and redefines the way we work, live and even think, he explores the myriad unasked questions we should have been posing some time ago. If you are a business leader, an institutional decision maker, a professional in any industry or simply a curious and aware individual, this book challenges and inspires you to take stock and rethink your humanity in the post-human world.
Alamy When I think about the future of human-machine interactions, two entwined anxieties come to mind. First, there is the tension between individual and collective existence. Technology connects us to each other as never before, and in doing so makes explicit the degree to which we are defined and anticipated by others: This has always been true — but rarely has it been more evident or more constantly experienced.
This is an astonishing, disconcerting, delightful thing: We think of ourselves as individual, rational minds, and describe our relationships with technology on this basis Second, Technology vs humans is the question of how we see ourselves. Human nature is a baggy, capacious concept, and one that technology has altered and extended throughout history.
Digital technologies challenge us once again to ask what place we occupy in the universe: Rightly, fearfully, falteringly, we are beginning to ask what transforming consequences this latest extension and usurpation will bring. I call these anxieties entwined because, for me, they come accompanied by a shared error: In asking what it means to be human, we are prone to think of ourselves as individual, rational minds, and to describe our relationships with and through technology on this basis: The evolutionary pressures surrounding machines are every bit as intense as in nature, and with few of its constraints This is one view of human-machine interactions.
We know ourselves to be intensely social, emotional, intractably embodied creatures. Much of the best recent work in economics, psychology and neuroscience has emphasized the degree to which we cannot be unbundled into distinct capabilities: Neither language, culture nor a human mind can exist in isolation, or spring into existence fully formed.
We are interdependent to an extent we rarely admit. We have little in common with our creations — and a nasty habit of blaming them for things we are doing to ourselves. What makes all this so urgent is the brutally Darwinian nature of technological evolution.
Our machines may not be alive, but the evolutionary pressures surrounding them are every bit as intense as in nature, and with few of its constraints.
Vast quantities of money are at stake, with corporations and governments vying to build faster, more efficient and more effective systems; to keep consumer upgrade cycles ticking over. To be left behind — to refuse to automate or adopt — is to be out-competed.
As the philosopher Daniel Dennett, among others, has pointed outthis logic of upgrade and adoption extends far beyond obvious fields such as finance, warfare and manufacturing.The definition of technology is “the use of science in industry, engineering, etc.
to invent useful things or to solve problems.” (Webster-Merriam) Everything we use is technology, most humans nowadays literally couldn’t function without it.
Technology is simply the ‘how', and must never become the 'what' in human life—yet in many areas of our public and private lives, that is exactly what is now happening.
Technology vs. Humanity is the first work which articulates this coming clash in detail, offering numerous models and concepts to restore the moral equilibrium and re-think. Nov 23, · Before you take on a Digital Transformation project, there are a few things I’d recommend that you consider before undergoing such a significant shift.
Based on my previous experience too few companies slow down long enough to do this, but it will save you time and money in the long-run. What I’m talking about is performing a self-assessment of your organization’s capabilities .
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