21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

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 ...


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Title21 Lessons for the 21st Century
ISBN9780525512172
Author
Release DateSep 4th, 2018
PublisherSpiegel & Grau
GenreNonfiction, History, Philosophy, Science, Politics
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  • Anni
    1970-01-01
    It's Life as we know it, Jim! (But 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 am 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...
  • Anton
    1970-01-01
    As always, masterful and exquisite non-fiction writing as we come to expect from Mr Harari. Delightful, wise and very perceptive. This book can be seen as an expansion and a companion to Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow. The attention of this volume is focused on the Present as opposed to Past or the Future. Some parts will make you feel inspired, others will sow a despair. But it is a relevant and useful book that will give you a plenty to...
  • Anni
    1970-01-01
    It's Life as we know it, JimOr: 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 somebo...
  • David Wineberg
    1970-01-01
    Society 101Yuval Harari is well known for his books Sapiens and Homo Deus. He has decided to squander his reputation on a book called 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. The basic problem is that every chapter is the subject of whole shelves of books, and putting them all in one book cannot possibly do them justice. What we have left is a set of 21 editorials, which might inform the totally uninformed, but provide little insight and no solutions. As...
  • Krista
    1970-01-01
    Humans have always lived in the age of post-truth. Homo sapiens is a post-truth species, whose power depends on creating and believing fictions. Ever since the Stone Age, self-reinforcing myths have served to unite human collectives. Indeed, Homo sapiens conquered this planet thanks above all to the unique human ability to create and spread fictions.As Yuval Noah Hurari states in his introduction, his book Sapiens was about the deep past of human...
  • SueLucie
    1970-01-01
    I am becoming quite an evangelist for this book. I am keen to discuss it with everyone I know and, when it is published in a couple of months, I’ll be making sure they all read it. Perceptive and witty, seriously well researched, I was mesmerised by Harari’s take on the world as it is now and how it could be in the near future. He is the first to admit he doesn’t have all the answers to solve modern dilemmas but he is a whiz at distilling c...
  • SueKich
    1970-01-01
    Brainstorming the future.Superstar publishing phenomenon Yuval Noah Harari has racked up 12 million sales of his books, Sapiens and Homo Deus. From talking about the past, he now turns to the future. Some of it we already know of course – artificial intelligence, algorithms – but as he goes into the ramifications of this rapidly-evolving technology, it’s scary stuff: the systems that will know us better than we know ourselves, the lack of m...
  • Lou
    1970-01-01
    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 c...
  • Hayli
    1970-01-01
    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 evolutio...
  • Yzabel Ginsberg
    1970-01-01
    [I received a copy of this book through NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.]I read Harari’s two other books (“Sapiens” and “Homo Deus”), and quite liked them, so when this one was available, I couldn’t help but request it. It did turn out to be an interesting read as well, dealing with current problems that we just can’t ignore: global warming, terrorism, the rise of harmful ideologies, etc. It’s definitely not seen throu...
  • Jonas
    1970-01-01
    litt mindre sammenhengende enn de forrige to og av og til en repetisjon av dem, men solid ''i det hele tatt,,
  • Henri
    1970-01-01
    4.5*Haven't read Sapiens or Home Deus so cannot compare to those. Very well written, and fantastically engaging. I felt as if some bits were not needed though and i could not help but feel that conclusion spirals into a self help type of advertisement for meditation and free thinking. Not sure whether much personal stuff was called for, although author's explanation in the end as to why he mentioned his own experiences does justify this partly. W...
  • Avid
    1970-01-01
    Another hit for yuval noah harari, “21 lessons” is a perfect follow-up to “sapiens” and “homo deus”. While the previous two focused more on the history and future of mankind, this one reveals the author’s insights on the individual - motivation, awareness, intelligence, and how we are influenced by education, religion, and experience. As an atheist and secularist, i found much to inspire and focus my thoughts and energy, rendered wi...
  • Jeremy
    1970-01-01
    Note: I received an ARC from NetGalley.This book was fantastic. I loved reading Homo Deus, which is why I wanted to read this book in the first place. I was a bit cautious about the book, since the title put me off (I don't like titles that are lists), but thankfully the book is not just a big list. Instead, it's a unified whole. Each chapter flows to the next, and the topics are all interesting. I found myself interested in each topic the author...
  • Greg Swierad
    1970-01-01
    Next book by Yuval Noah Harari. I would say, it's the bestselling author, but it would not be said enough. Amount the top 10 most rated books on Goodreads (in the category of non-fiction books), two books are written by him! Sapiens is in third position and Homo Deus on 7h. What's more, his book Sapiens has the highest rating among the top 100 most popular books on Goodreads.Based on the statistics, I can say that Yuvan is currently the best writ...
  • GONZA
    1970-01-01
    REVIEW TO COME!
  • Heleen Osse
    1970-01-01
    Harari flikt het weer! Erg interessant boek waarin je blijft lezen. Van Trump tot #MeToo, van terrorisme tot de Brexit, alle hedendaagse problemen komen voorbij. Aanrader!
  • Andrew
    1970-01-01
    As usual with Harari, it's very smart. Now it's also briefer. Kind of like On Tyranny on steroids.Having looked at the past and the future, he's taking on the present, tackling some of the big themes of modernity in rapid-fire succession. Democracy, AI, God, humility.All the biggies. One great package.
  • Naqvi Hussain
    1970-01-01
    Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus looked to the future. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores the present.It sounds more like a self help book. Let's see what's in store.....been a big fan of his previous two booksThrough this book YNH doesn't actually try to give in any solutions/ lessons to the problems, he wrote it to actually to highlight the problems we have becuz he felt that we are actually distracted from what the real pr...
  • Angie Boyter
    1970-01-01
    Yuval Noah Harari is a historian, a person who studies and writes about the past, but his latest book looks at our present and derives twenty-one lessons intended “to stimulate further thinking and help readers participate in some of the major conversations of our time.” There are a number of books, some of them very well-conceived, about the challenges presented by technology in the 21st century, but 21 Lessons for the 21st Century goes beyo...
  • Steve Pickard
    1970-01-01
    Reading this book one can't help but feel that humans are on the brink of monumental upheaval. There are important conversations to be had, with critical decisions to be made, and perhaps this type of literature is the frontier for both? The possibility alone makes it quite difficult to submit my review with anything less than a five star rating! I particularly enjoyed the passages on postwork society and Harari's frank analysis of Judaism, which...
  • Ahmed Alsahaf
    1970-01-01
    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 fairl...
  • Jennie Rosenblum
    1970-01-01
    ARC provided via NetGalleyI have read the other two books by this author and while I did not love them, I did learn from them and they led to several wonderful conversations with other readers. I do not see that happening with this book. I felt as if this was much more opinion based than a provider of information. Subjects are touched on lightly and solely from the POV of the author. There is also many references to his other works and responses ...
  • Mollie
    1970-01-01
    Not to be missed. Courageous. Comprehensive.
  • Amanda
    1970-01-01
    Good book full of insights into the present and potentially the future of mankind. Robots, AI, ownership of data, understanding of ones own mind, and other important topics of interest are all mentioned and explored. I thought this book was very interesting and a mix of both fearful and hopeful. If you wonder about both present day issues our world has and what might come to pass check out this book. Thanks to Netgalley for the advance copy in ex...
  • Lorraine Woodall
    1970-01-01
    What a thought provoking book! It really made me think about how things are likely to be in the future and how things have changed from our past. Initially I wasn’t too sure if it was going to be too heavy a read for me based on the first few pages but I read on and I am glad I did so. The author explains things so well with lots of examples to illustrate his points. I found myself agreeing with views that I had never given any thought to befor...