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Yuval Noah Harari reveals the real dangers ahead

Yuval Noah Harari reveals the real dangers ahead

Update: 2019-07-17102
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Historian and futurist Yuval Harari has a story about the future that’s profound, exciting, and unsettling.

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Keith Taylor

Thank you for this most illuminating TED Interview. As a gift back to you, professor Harari, I call your attention to a compelling narrative that can replace those three discredited socio-economic narratives you mentioned. With copious eloquence, Bahá’u’lláh, a prisoner and exile from 19th century Iran, painted an astonishing vision of an ever-advancing world civilization. At the core is the principle of the fundamental oneness of humankind. If you are not already familiar with it, I recommend starting with “The Prosperity of Humankind” (searchable online). This statement is a product of the transcendent and practical process that Baha’u’llah catalysed world-wide to leaven the loaf of a leaden humanity with remarkable new inspiration at institutional, community and individual levels.

Jul 29th
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Wyatt Hayes

Keith Taylor you are so right!

Jul 30th
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Marco Messina

Harari interview Interesting, but also perpetrating the delusion that personal data has a great value that indiviuals are entitled to. It does not. Data dependent businesses (Facebook, Google, etc) draw their wealth from their knowledge of how to use large data sets. Each person/customer data is of marginal value and almost irrelevant. It has no value unless ALL people hold their data back. Fat chance of that. In a monopsony environment the seller has almost no individual power (besides that of self delusion of his own value). Try to sell our own data? We would not know how to collect it, to whom to sell it and at what price/value, and if we accidentally found a buyer we'd be dismissed as time wasted on something the marginal value of which approaches 0. The only way to avoid monopsony is to bust the market dominator(s) and their algorithms to create competition. In any case, Harari is absolutely right, the world never had it this good. Great story.

Jul 24th
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Torben Riise

Marco Messina Just as backwards as suggesting that rawmaterials have no value!

Jul 25th
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Otto Bindels Saco

First class interiew

Jul 24th
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Yabi Ginosar

great interview !!!

Jul 23rd
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Fido Wood

Yabi Ginosar Great!!!

Jul 23rd
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Mario Dubielzig

I loved listening to this interview. So much to think about. Yuval Noah Harari is in my opinion the most thinker around. I read all his books and eagerly await a new one. Very sensitive and wise interviewer too.

Jul 22nd
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Sujata Dewan

I love this talk. I am so inspired by Dr. Harari's work.

Jul 22nd
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Jonathan Hoyt

chris anderson is a great interviewer. i loved how he pulled insights out of yuval harari. i truly came to understand harari's work. thank you!!

Jul 21st
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Colbert Williams

Jonathan Hoyt yes, I know more. Thank you!

Jul 22nd
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Laurie Trombley

My thinking was expanded by listening to this. It was wonderful and I will listen to it again!

Jul 21st
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Colbert Williams

Laurie Trombley Sound interesting!

Jul 22nd
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Bernice M. Winter

self awareness is key....so well stated. thank you

Jul 21st
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Graham Sadd

Really impressive and inspiring thinker. I like his balanced view given that "It has naver been a better time BUT we need to be diligent to avoid the risks of the future".

Jul 21st
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Madhav Krishna

Graham Sadd really impressive

Jul 21st
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Shahrokh Makhanian

My understanding as a Baha'i is that, God is the Auteur of the infinite universes, physical and metaphysical. Religion is One and progressive, which is introduced by subsequent Faiths, by the same Spirit by successive Messengers. Religion is the shortest way to gain progress. All the present old religious Institutions, totally or partially in dissimilarity through each other, are become some kind of “Human Associations through religious inspiration”. We can’t base our spiritual understanding on wrong human interpretation of the allegorical, symbolic, metaphorical, figurative examples in The Sacred Tests. Science and Religion have the same origin. They can’t be in contrast otherwise become fanaticism and materialism. Shahrokh makhanian@tiscali.it

Jul 21st
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Nihal Aksakal

I can listen this again and again. We need more people like him.

Jul 21st
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Joey Hammon

too intense and ventures beyond his arena of expertise. too sensational in style. gets too fluffy half way thru this talk. loses the plot. wanker

Jul 18th
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Matt Carswell

Fantastic interview Yuval is one of the greatest thinkers of our time

Jul 17th
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Mihir Kulkarni

Absolutely loved it. thank you so much for this episode. Loved the idea of creating own narrative through knowing one self. A lot to think now.

Jul 17th
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Joanna Francis

Mihir Kulkarni yep, I agree with you and I want to listen twice!

Jul 17th
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Yuval Noah Harari reveals the real dangers ahead

Yuval Noah Harari reveals the real dangers ahead

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