In Sapiens, he explored our past. In Homo Deus, he looked to our future. Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today's most pressing issues.How do computers and robots change the meaning of being human? How do we deal with the epidemic of fake news? Are nations and religions still relevant? What should we teach our children?Yuval Noah Harari's 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today's most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive.In twenty-one accessible chapters that are both provocative and profound, Harari builds on the ideas explored in his previ...
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21 Lessons for the 21st Century Reviews
Yuval Noah Harari, author of 'Sapiens', which looked at the history of mankind and 'Homo Deus' which looked to the future, is back with '21 Lessons for the 21st Century' a book which very much explores present day issues. As I enjoyed his previous two books I was excited to delve into this collection to see how it would compare. Just as accessible as the others it discusses important topical issues such as fake news, immigration, terrorism, and climate change, to name but a few. I found each top ...more
What can I say about this book that will do it justice? Nothing.
21 Lessons for the 21st Century is yet another seminal work by Yuval Noah Harari, which deals with the challenges facing us here and now. He tackles different topics from varying perspectives. Even if you do not agree with everything he says, one thing is for sure - he makes you think.
Prepare to have your worldview expand if you read this book. It is a definite keeper.
Unlike the author's previous books, this one was clearly "written" at the request of publishers; a pure marketing move.
This should have been obvious, if not from the painfully commercial title, then from the fact that the author would not have had the time to write anything of substance since Homo Deus.
The book is a collection of essays, and it would have been more honest to market it as such. The essays themselves vary in quality; some are fairly interesting and/or enjoyable, others so full of ...more
це книжка, яку не можна прочитати "запоєм", бо вона містить стільки ідей та прогнозів і провокує стільки думок, що потрібен час на їх осмислення. І водночас це книжка, від якої дуже складно відірватися, тому що йдеться у ній про речі, які потенційно стосуватимуться усіх нас (або наших дітей чи внуків).
От, наприклад Великі Дані (Big Data), їхні алгоритми і штучний інтелект. Здавалося б, який стосунок вони мають до рядового офісного працівника в Токіо, лікаря-терапевта в Чикаго чи до лакшері-діви ...more
Humanity faces unprecedented global challenges in the 21st century: climate change, the threat of nuclear war, growing inequality, artificial intelligence and automation, job loss and worker irrelevance, and a growing sense of disillusionment with liberalism that is driving humanity to embrace the counter-enlightenment values of nationalism and religion.
Yuval Noah Harari spends much of the book outlining these problems, placing them in historical perspective, and providing philosophical insight ...more
Adoro Harari. Adorei os dois primeiros livros — "Sapiens" (2011) e "Homo Deus" (2015). "21 Lessons for the 21st Century" (2018) é um livro diferente dos anteriores, nota-se que foi escrito de forma muito mais rápida, menos amadurecida, mais como resposta ou encomenda, o que ele próprio confirma quando diz que queria responder às perguntas que lhe foram fazendo nos últimos dois anos enquanto foi apresentando os anteriores livros pelo mundo fora. Na verdade este livro nada oferece de novo, lê-se c ...more
Sapiens explored the past, Homo Deus transported us to the future and 21 Lessons leaves us in the very real, very tragic present.
Did I like it more than Sapiens? Yes. Did I like it more than Homo Deus? I don't know yet. Nobody can doubt that Harari is an excellent writer I'm just not sure if his subject matter is entirely what I want to read. On the one hand I commend him for being so accessible to those who want to learn more about the evolution of our species and the future of artificial inte ...more
It's Life as we know it, Jim
Or: Don't ask what it means!
'A wise old man was asked what he learned about the meaning of life. ‘Well,’ he answered, ‘I have learned that I here on earth in order to help other people. What I still haven’t figured out is why the other people are here.’
As Harari explains:
“We are now living in an age of information explosion … the last thing people need is more information. What they really need is somebody to arrange all of the bits of information into a meaningful p ...more