THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER Sapiens showed us where we came from Homo Deus looked to the future 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores the present How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism What should we teach our children Yuval Noah Harari takes us on a thrilling journey through todays most urgent issues The golden thread running through his exhilarating new book is the challenge of maintaining our collective and individual focus in the face of constant and disorienting change Are we still capable of understanding the world we have created...
|Title||:||21 Lessons for the 21st Century|
|Publisher||:||Vintage Digital 30 August 2018|
|Number of Pages||:||194 Pages|
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21 Lessons for the 21st Century Reviews
Das Buch ist nur zu empfehlen. 21 Kapitel befassen sich mit allen aktuellen und dringenden und globalen Themen.Ich würde mir wünschen, dass sehr viele Menschen das Buch lesen werden und sich endlich Gedanken über die jetzige Entwicklung der Menschheit und der Erde machen werden.
This book is a must read for every teacher, parent or anyone trying to understand where we are heading to and what one must take care of once in the future and make a brief reality check. There are important life questions asked and answered without hesitation.
Absolutely fascinating book. Like the other two before.Everybody who is interested in the current and future development of our world and species should read this.
Getting out of stories- Harari nicely explains why people believe in stories such as nation and religion. While these stories have helped us to build larger collaborations, yet they can be source of miesery if people were to start taking them as reality. Reality comes with imperial data, and measurability. We definitely need to learn the difference between science and puseudo-science to better judge our self and the world around us.
I have very much enjoyed Yuval Noah Harari's two previous books, Sapiens and Homo Deus, which were among the best books I have read in my life (and I read a lot). But 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is even better. It is the author's magnum opus, the best attempt to date to make sense of life in the digital age. If most people around the world read and tried to really understand this book, the world would surely be a much better place.
For years I lived under the impression that I was the master of my life, and the CEO of my own personal brand. But a few hours of meditation were enough to show me that I hardly had any control of myself. I was not the CEO –I was barely the gatekeeper.Loved the part on Meditation and how it is helping us to understand our minds
Insightful, inteligent, down to earth and down to the ears of us mortals. Wonderful and somewhat personal presentation of what world we live in.
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 meaningful work, the looming prospect of human irrelevance. Even scarier are the chapters on nuclear war and climate change. Just when nations should be pulling together as one united civilisation in whose common interest it is to find global solutions to global threats, we are being torn further apart by rising nationalism and entrenched religion.What’s to be done? With no ‘war of the worlds’ to push us into allied comradeship, one of the answers for Harari is education; rather than the conventional subjects, children should be taught the Four Cs – critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity. (To which I would add an E for empathy.) But other than this, the author is short on practical ideas. Despite all evidence to the contrary and with several words of warning along the way, Harari remains an optimist and believes that liberalism will continue to triumph.His relaxed style of writing makes for a highly readable book and I found myself highlighting a great many well-expressed thoughts:“When a thousand people believe some made-up story for one month – that’s fake news. When a billion people believe it for a thousand years, that’s a religion.”“Most stories are held together by the weight of their roof rather than the strength of their foundations.”“Nations and religions are football clubs on steroids.”But his final lesson for the 21st century is a personal one: the positive power of meditation. If only that was all it took.My thanks to Jonathan Cape for the review copy courtesy of NetGalley.
Reading the negative reviews of this book (two at the time of writing this) I would like to ask the reviewers to especify which bias and mistakes they have found in the book (as far as they have read, which seems to be very little). I'm at 50% of the book and so far, enjoying it inmensely. Thought provoking, or better, thought clarifying.Plenty of footnotes to document where his data or conclusions come from, in case you're wondering if the author just gives his own ideas without proof.Due to the ideas and conclusions of the book, I expect plenty of negative reviews in the future. Almost all of humanity is critized here. For me, with plenty of reason.