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Is technology replacing our sense of humanity? What’s the role of a human being going to be in the 21st century? Are we sleep walking into technology and artificial intelligence ? Can actually predict the future – but we’re too lazy? When it comes to business and politics are we too short-termist in our thinking. These are just some of the themes explored in the interview above with futurist Richard Watson author of Digital vs Human.
I met Richard very recently at an event hosted by our mutual speakers agency Speakers Corner at one of their wonderful events with the Knowledge Guild at which Richard was speaking. I was struck by his authenticity and we spoke after and told him instantly that I was keen to interview him.
Richard wonderfully poses questions I’ve been mindful of and actually goes further through his work to point to some solutions. We share a passion that we as a species need to be more conscious and compassionate. The thing I take most from this interviews is Richard’s point that actually there are lots of things that relate to ‘the future’ that we can actually predict but perhaps it’s that we don’t want to face those decisions or look at scenarios other than the ones that we wish and hope for.
If you’ve been interested in the changes in our world from those in the digital technology, Brexit, the US elections and change in Europe and across the globe you are likely to find this interview fascinating.
I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did.