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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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.

“Fascinating . . . a crucial global conversation about how to take on the problems of the twenty-first century.”—Bill Gates, The New York Times Book Review

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY FINANCIAL TIMES AND PAMELA PAUL, KQED

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 previous books, untangling political, technological, social, and existential issues and offering advice on how to prepare for a very different future from the world we now live in: How can we retain freedom of choice when Big Data is watching us? What will the future workforce look like, and how should we ready ourselves for it? How should we deal with the threat of terrorism? Why is liberal democracy in crisis?

Harari’s unique ability to make sense of where we have come from and where we are going has captured the imaginations of millions of readers. Here he invites us to consider values, meaning, and personal engagement in a world full of noise and uncertainty. When we are deluged with irrelevant information, clarity is power. Presenting complex contemporary challenges clearly and accessibly, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is essential reading.

“If there were such a thing as a required instruction manual for politicians and thought leaders, Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century would deserve serious consideration. In this collection of provocative essays, Harari . . . tackles a daunting array of issues, endeavoring to answer a persistent question: ‘What is happening in the world today, and what is the deep meaning of these events?’”—BookPage (top pick)

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21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari

In a world deluged by irrelevant information, clarity is power. Censorship works not by blocking the flow of information, but rather by flooding people with disinformation and distractions. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century cuts through these muddy waters and confronts some of the most urgent questions on today’s global agenda.

1 – Disillusionment

Yuval Noah Harari starts the book by talking about the disillusionment visible in modern society. For example, the political disillusionment seen in many European countries. He argues that one of the driving factors for this disillusionment is information overload. Our brains do not easily process facts, numbers and equations. Humans think in stories, and this is how political disillusionment can spread, leading to ideologies like fascism and communism. The lesson to learn from this is you should utilize stories in your business endeavors. You should also ensure these stories are simple. 

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The future offers opportunities for new types of stories that include humans, superhumans and artificial intelligence. Harari believes AI will become increasingly sophisticated. He also believes that superhumans will soon be created that combine AI and humans. Despite a change in the characters in our stories, Harari still believes that the liberal story we see today will prevail.

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2 – Work

2 – Work

The future of the workplace will include significantly more computers than we see today. As we develop a better understanding of human emotions, desires and choices, computers will become more versatile in workplaces. Harari uses the example of self-driving vehicles. He cites a study by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration from 2012. This study found that 31% of fatal crashes involved alcohol abuse, 30% speeding and 20% distracted drivers. None of these crashes would be possible with a self-driving car.

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The core lessons from the influential book summarised in 20 valuable ideas.

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Artificial intelligence and automation will transform the job market, necessitating new skills and adaptability

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Big data and surveillance technology pose significant threats to privacy and individual freedom

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Globalization connects the world but also creates economic disparities and cultural tensions

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TOP 5 LESSON : WILL HELIP YOU IN 21ST CENTURY....

TOP 5 LESSON : WILL HELIP YOU IN 21ST CENTURY....

  1. Question you cannot answer is usually, far better for you than answers you cannot question.
  2. In a world deluged by irrelevant information,clarity is power.
  3. Humans were always far better at inventing tools than using them wisely.
  4. If you cannot afford to waste time, you will never find the truth.
  5. In a world in which everything is interconnected, the supreme moral imperative becomes the imperative to know.

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Still reading this wonderful book. The ideas are from the technological challenges faced in 21st century

Will Liberalism Survive?

Will Liberalism Survive?

Throughout history of humanity many concept began and in the end we have liberalism winning around the globe. But liberalism is facing challenge with the current ecological disaster and technological disruption. Rise of ai and systems are becoming more complex then ever and beyond the understanding of single human.

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Changing Job Market

Changing Job Market

Rise of automation is throwing many humans out of jobs. Big organisation run with minimal workforce and nowdays many jobs have high technical requirements. In recent future ai will become more efficient in work. To take over humans, automation just need to be better then humans. Emerging new jobs can expected to have even more technical requirements.

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Digital Dictatorship

Digital Dictatorship

In hyperconnected world, data is becoming a huge asset but Data possess huge threat to democracy. Current voting system is inefficient against algorithm which can change thinking of individual by triggering emotions based on data collected. In past authority was shifted from God to human will now it might shift again to machines. There is possibility Machines will be able to make better decisions then human in future. Today we use Google map to make navigation decision for us, maybe career and marriage decision will be made by ai?

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Total annihilation has a way of sharpening people's minds

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