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How can the rise of technology change our lives? How do we handle the spread of fake news? How can our nations and religions maintain their relevance? What can we teach our children about the future?
21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari looks into the most pressing issues that we face today as a global nation as we move towards the uncertainty of the future. With each advancement in technology, it can be used especially as a weapon of war—and now, we live in a world that’s more polarized than before. Harari shows the challenges there are in moving through our lives amid the constant change and distortion, but we have to ask the right questions in order to survive.
Throughout the chapters, Harari will move through the provocative thoughts that have been asked in his previous books—be it political, technological, social, or existential—and he offers advice on how to manage this change of which future we are not aware of. How can we retain our freedom amid daunting and even dangerous technology? What does the future look like for us and how can we ready for it? How can we stay safe despite the threat of terrorism? Why is liberal democracy in danger?
Harari seeks to understand where we came from and where we are going and this captured the imagination of millions of readers around the globe. Here, he invites us to begin questioning our values, beliefs, and meaning in a world full of illusions and lies. We are bombarded with information but clarity is power. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century becomes an important read especially in tackling the contemporary challenges that arise in today’s global state.