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Author Harari, Yuval N., author

Title 21 lessons for the 21st century / Yuval Noah Harari
Published London : Jonathan Cape, an imprint of Vintage, 2018


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Description xv, 352 pages ; 22 cm
Contents Machine generated contents note: pt. I The Technological Challenge -- 1.Disillusionment -- The end of history has been postponed -- 2.Work -- When you grow up, you might not have a job -- 3.Liberty -- Big Data is watching you -- 4.Equality -- Those who own the data own the future -- pt. II The Political Challenge -- 5.Community -- Humans have bodies -- 6.Civilisation -- There is just one civilisation in the world -- 7.Nationalism -- Global problems need global answers -- 8.Religion -- God now serves the nation -- 9.Immigration -- Some cultures might be better than others -- pt. III Despair and Hope -- 10.Terrorism -- Don't panic -- 11.War -- Never underestimate human stupidity -- 12.Humility -- You are not the centre of the world -- 13.God -- Don't take the name of God in vain -- 14.Secularism -- Acknowledge your shadow -- pt. IV Truth -- 15.Ignorance -- You know less than you think -- 16.Justice -- Our sense of justice might be out of date -- 17.Post-Truth --
Contents note continued: Some fake news lasts for ever -- 18.Science Fiction -- The future is not what you see in the movies -- pt. V Resilience -- 19.Education -- Change is the only constant -- 20.Meaning -- Life is not a story -- 21.Meditation -- Just observe
Summary 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 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject History, Modern -- 21st century.
Social change.
Civilization, Modern -- 21st century.
World politics.
Genre/Form Reading nook.
ISBN 9781787330870 (paperback)
Other Titles Twenty one lessons for the twenty first century