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Why fascism is so tempting -- and how your data could power it | Yuval Noah Harari

Why fascism is so tempting -- and how your data could power it | Yuval Noah Harari

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In a profound talk about technology and power, author and historian Yuval Noah Harari explains the important difference between fascism and nationalism -- and what the consolidation of our data means for the future of democracy. Appearing as a hologram live from Tel Aviv, Harari warns that the greatest danger that now faces liberal democracy is that the revolution in information technology will make dictatorships more efficient and capable of control. "The enemies of liberal democracy hack our feelings of fear and hate and vanity, and then use these feelings to polarize and destroy," Harari says. "It is the responsibility of all of us to get to know our weaknesses and make sure they don't become weapons." (Followed by a brief conversation with TED curator Chris Anderson)
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Erika Myers

interesting 🧐

Mar 10th
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Srinath Sharma

What a clarity of mind! Incisive and insightful as always! Every interaction with Yuval is a cause for celebration!!!

Feb 11th
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Nadia Rojas M

Dictatorships are not the major power. Are economic and transnational groups and they use data too and do the same.

Feb 7th
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Robinson Koprowski

wonderful

Feb 6th
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Yadhu Gopal

Loved his best selling book, Absolutely loved the talk!

May 22nd
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Why fascism is so tempting -- and how your data could power it | Yuval Noah Harari

Why fascism is so tempting -- and how your data could power it | Yuval Noah Harari

Yuval Noah Harari