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Tecnologia versus Humanidade: O confronto futuro entre a Máquina e o Homem

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O futurólogo Gerd Leonhard abre novos caminhos juntando o desejo da Humanidade de melhorar e automatizar tudo à nossa busca intemporal de liberdade e felicidade.
Antes que seja tarde, devemos parar e perguntar: como adoptar a tecnologia sem nos tornarmos nela?
Quando ocorrer - primeiro de forma gradual, depois subitamente -, a era da máquina vai constituir o maior marco hi
Paperback, 280 pages
Published September 2017 by Gradiva (first published September 2016)
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Jonathan Cook
Sep 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Technology vs. Humanity is a strong response to the puffed up declarations from Silicon Valley executives that their businesses aren't just delivering products that people enjoy, but are bringing salvation itself to humanity. Author Gerd Leonhard has done the startup thing. He knows the culture, including its vanities, but he doesn't respond to the digital fundamentalism of Singularity believers with a luddite fundamentalism of his own. Leonhard gives digital technology it's due - it can help pe ...more
Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A seminal discourse today involves evaluating the virtues and vicissitudes of what is being seen as brazen forays into the world of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. While egregious companies, venture capitalists, tech entrepreneurs, and pioneers of cutting edge technology wax eloquent over the undiminished benefits that would constitute outcomes of this research into hitherto unchartered territories, a counterfactual caution is issued by a few of their counterparts, who fear that ma ...more
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The author highlights a myriad of lurking dangers that will enter our life shockingly soon and may change it fundamentally. He contends that aggregated effects of exponential growth in AI, deep learning, gene technology, nanotechnology and other sciences will transform the way of living more dramatically over the next 20 years than all changes during the preceding 300 years. Our current experiences with social networking, smartphones, abundance of data, nascent AI are not comparable with and can ...more
Sep 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW, one of the best books I have read! This was/is such a thought provoking topic that I started seeing all the other news articles about AI, robotics, etc. everywhere I turned. This entire segment of the world fascinates me and I really want to get deeper into these topics.

I feel some of these changes are coming even faster than what is in the book. Self driving 18 wheelers are already being test in the field. a consortium of companies has come to together to try and think thru so many topics
Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an absolute interesting read ... somewhere between technological (naive) optimism and defaitist apocalyptic thinking, Leonhard implores us to start thinking about consequences of technology. It is important we start to think and discuss about technology and its impact on human happiness and even human-ness itself.

I'm not sure that a global ethical initiative will work (given that we don't even manage to work globally on things like climate change), but he shows clearly we need to start a
Çağatay Abay
Gelişen teknolojinin olumlu yanlarının yanında olumsuz yanları da olabileceğinin farkına varmamızı sağlayan bir kitap olmuş. Buna karşı neler yapılabilir, etik anlayışımızı nasıl koruyabiliriz gibi güzel konulara değinmiş. Sonlarına doğru 2020-2024-2030 için bazı teknolojilerden bahsetmiş ancak şöyle bir problem var ki, öyle bir teknoloji bu dönemlerde olsa bile insan hayatına yer etmesi o kadar kısa sürmüyor. Günümüzde hala hiç internetten alışveriş yapmamış devasa bir oran varken kitabın bu no ...more
Artur Coelho
Jan 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Humanismo tem sido uma ideia muito ausente do corrente debate sobre o impacto, sentido já hoje, da combinação de inteligência artificial, robótica/automação, machine learning, big data e algoritmia no futuro da nossa sociedade global. As visões costumam oscilar entre as tecno-utopias quasi-religiosas dos singularitários, deslumbramento com o brilhantismo de um futuro pós-mecanicista, ou visões aterradoras da humanidade como resquício num mundo automatizado, combinando os piores aspetos do capita ...more
Toby Newton
Jan 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this, though it scared me. Leonhard writes a bit breathlessly occasionally and he is one of those prognosticators who, having provided a wealth of information suggesting why we should be very, very anxious about the future hoving into view, finishes each chapter by saying jauntily "but, on balance, I'm optimistic" or something to that effect. Perhaps remaining upbeat is just something future-casters who want to sell their wares need to do. TS Eliot famously suggested that humankind can ...more
Alexander Rose
Jan 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ein spannendes, wenn auch in langen Teilen dystopisches Bild einer möglichen Zukunft. Obwohl Gerd die Zukunft zu 90% positiv bewertet, scheinen die übrigen 10% die wesentlichen zu sein, die es jetzt bewusst zu diskutieren gilt. Dieses Buch bietet einen reichhaltigen Fundus an Zukunftsoptionen & Technologien (AI, AR, VR, BCI, Bots, DL, ML, GDEC, HelloMe, IDA und #hellven), welche alle exponentiell und kombinatorisch auf sich gegenseitig einwirken. Das in diesem Buch beschriebene Manifest ist ein ...more
Julian Walker
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A highly thought-provoking book, based on the premise that humanity will change more in the next 20 years than in the previous 300, plus the perspective that technology is not ‘what’ but ‘how’ we seek.

Written slightly episodically and academically (e.g. I'll talk more this in chapter X), this is like a lecture where the speaker gets more and more into his stride. By the end you are contemplating a possible world where thoughts and associated brain activity are turned into triggers for computers
Eduardo Pereira bártolo
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is a must read if you want to understand the challenges of the exponential development of technology. Unlike most other futurists Gerd Leonhard starts a conversation about what we should and what we should not do with technology. This book will help shape a global debate on the purpose and ethics of technology—and the ethics of those who invent and provide it.

Gerd Leonhard suggests that we define some basic ground rules for the coming machine age by determining which technologies, if a
Michael Roach
Sep 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once you get the future is where you are going to spend the rest of your life you get reading in the futurist genre is kinda helpful.

Gerd's emphasise is on not forgetting there is a human side to all technological progress, something that yes I've felt has been left out in most of the other stuff I've read.

This is one of those books that I'm going to need to read again it's that good. Not just stuff to think about but stuff you SHOULD be thinking about and probably aren't. That's why I'll be rer
Ronald J.
I liked parts of this book, especially the discussion about how efficiency cannot be the overriding purpose of humanness. He also explores the implications of AI, deep learning and other technologies that are destined to change society. However, he seems to be quite a leftist with little faith in free markets, and a whole lot of faith in governments. The book is way too long, rambles, and can be frustratingly repetitive in places. It could have been half the length, and I wish it was.
Grant Gochnauer
Oct 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thought provoking read! Highly recommended

Thought provoking read about how technology will shape our world and lives. We will abdicate to technology or will we control our destiny by holding those human virtues as our guiding light. Highly recommended to any technologist or futurist who wants a glimpse into our potential future.
Fabrizio Poli
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book about the future. This is not only about technology but also about humanity. There is so much technology can and will do for mankind but things like emotions can't be replicated by a robot...or can it?

This is a book every young person and not so young person should read. it gives you a clear idea of the professions of the future.

Highly recommended!
Ivaylo Bonev
Oct 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book from great author! I really enjoyed his views and shared many of them! He points valuable pitfalls, which humanity should take under consideration in the up coming tsunami of technology and change!
Gerd Leonhard
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition's my book after all ...more
Vedat Guven
Jul 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
İnsanlık tarihindeki büyük dönüşümlerden bir tanesi daha kapımızda. Ancak bu üssel ve tümleşik bir yapıda olacak. Hazırlanmaya fırsat bulamayacağız. Teknoloji kullanımını artırdıkça aslında o bizi kullanıyor olacak. Özgür irademizi IoT, AI ve algortimalara bırakıyoruz. Hali hazırda ulaşacağımız yere nasıl gideceğimize biz değil Yandex karar veriyor mesela.
Yaşadığımız büyük dönüşümler dijitalleşme, mobilleşme, ekranlaşma, aracısızlaşma, akıllanma, otomasyon, sezinleme, sanallaştırma ve robotlaşm
Diana Popa
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was a marvelous encounter with this book at a tech-conference and I was captivated by the deep-understanding of ethics of communication challenges nowadays of the author, Gerd Lenhard. Reading this book following that conference confirmed me that the author put all his knowledge and personal traits in depicting the reality we're living today, very much a speed-present for young people, and a far-away future yet for older generation.
Of all the pieces of articles I've read over time on the eth
Jari Pirhonen
Sep 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The author raises his worries how we keep our humanity when technologies makes so many things easier. Technology capabilities are increasing exponentially and it's easy give up more and more of our work and skills to machines. The author defined digital obesity as a mental and technological condition in which data, information, media, and general digital connectedness are being accumulated to such an extent that they are certain to have a negative effect on health, well-being, happiness, and lif ...more
Jan Hargas
After just finishing Harari's Homo Deus, I just couldn't get passed sections of this particular book which were poorly argumented and posing questions without any ambition to look underneath very simple narratives ("is it good if we replace visits to Grandma with visits via Skype?" - well....why not exploring that?). I think there are interesting ideas in this book, but unfortunately without proper argumentation it feels like science fiction rather than science (which futurology probably aims to ...more
Başak Gök
Jun 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Teknoloji performans eğrisi insanların algıladığının ve beklediğinin aksine kademeli ve doğrusal değil, üstel bir artışta devam ediyor. Bu bizim in büyük bir sorun teşkil ediyor: Teknoloji üstel büyürken, insanlar doğrusal büyüyor.
Kritik bir dönem noktasındayız: Üzerimizde hayal edebileceğimizden fazla güç sahibi olabilecek teknolojileri üretiyoruz.
“Sırf ilerleyebiliyoruz diye ilerlemekten kaygı duymamalı mıyız”
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A decent perspective by Futurist Gerd Leonhard on the disruptive paradigms (Gerd terms megashifts) that will as a combination impact the human race in the next 20 years.

Thought-provoking questions putting the WHY before everything else and humble suggestions on establishing a global committee and governance model for implementing machine learning (AI).

May 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
- How did you go bankrupt? First slowly - then suddenly!
- New luxury is no doubt being offline.

I think you can read this book as a digitalization review book with a horizon-opening future. Especially digital obesity and the sections that reflect on the future.
Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had to read this book for a college class, the author takes a very middle ground position on the dangers and positives of artificial intelligence and robots, he really gets the reader thinking about the future, and how we should act now before it is too late, I would highly recommend this book!
Daniel Eduardo
Being a book written back in 2016, it is a very fascinating one and interestingly the author has very accurate predictions on our current times. Perhaps a bit repetitive and pessimistic, too many open questions. Other than that a good read
Oct 22, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Lech Kaniuk
Jul 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It definitely makes you think about what the future has to offer us.
Rasmus Dahl
Many many good points and an thought provoking read, but I can’t help missing more of a discussion on the points...
Vittorio Veltroni
Jan 10, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Full of platitudes
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Gerd is an avid futurist but also a passionate humanist; a philosopher and musician by training, as well as an early internet entrepreneur. He believes that technology can do amazing things, and that we should embrace it – but he also thinks we must urgently protect what makes us human. Gerd often points out that technology does not have ethics, that it is morally neutral until we use it (riffing- ...more

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