Overview and Introduction



Technology and the world that we are living in is changing exponentially and most of the time it’s hard to keep up – especially for those who aren’t experts, geeks or early adopters. It’s for this reason that Futurist Gerd Leonhard created this new web-TV show which aims to present and explain the most pressing issues and exciting future trends to the general public – whether they’re savvy consumers, worried parents or curious professionals and business influencers. Every TFS episode is hosted by Gerd and will deliver easily digestible insights in a critical, yet engaging and exciting way.

TFS’s goal is to show how technology’s exponential advancements will radically alter and re-design the way in which we experience the world and interact with each other in the immediate and longer term future.  TFS episodes are between 4-7 minutes in length and cover topics that are timely and relevant, impactful and of strong interest to the general public as well as to the global business community. Themes include: Privacy Failure, Human-Machine Futures, The Future of Jobs, Digital Obesity, Sustainable Capitalism, Big Data and many more.

The first 5 episodes ( see below), were recorded in January 2014 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel London. The Future Show series is produced and directed by former BBC broadcaster, Shaheera Asante-De Waele.

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The initial 5 episodes (available on a bi-weekly schedule)

  • Introduction to The Future Show (Gerd Leonhard) *available now
  • 1. Privacy failure *available April 28, 2014
  • 2. The future of knowledge and learning *available May 12, 2014
  • 3. The future of work and jobs *available May 26, 2014
  • 4. The automation of everything *available June 9, 2014
  • 5. Offline is the new luxury *available June 23, 2014

We will continue the conversation with our audience beyond each TFS episode through this website and via social media such as Twitter and Facebook. This will include additional materials on the topics raised within each segment, including podcasts, slide-shows, video clips, PDFs, and social media discussions that keep the debate alive on issues touched in the series.

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More TFS related content

TFS Summary | The Details

Gerd Leonhard's Bio

Gerd's Guide to Disruption | 2014 edition



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