From the book by Yuval Noah Harari
Yuval Harari is a historian and in this book he analyzes the information overwhelm of the 21st century. I heard him interviewed on the CBC’s Idea Show and just had to dig deeper into what he was talking about and share the information.
To spur your interest I found this is the table of content of the book.
You can get the book at Amazon – https://amzn.to/2N4B9eA
Humans think in stories rather than in facts. Successful stories are open ended.Yuval Harari
Part I: The Technological Challenge
What we should focus on providing for people’s basic needs and protecting their social status and self worth.Yuval Harari
1] DISILLUSIONMENT – The end of history has been postponed
2] WORK – When you grow up, you might not have a job
3] LIBERTY – Big Data is watching you
4] EQUALITY – Those who own the data own the future
Democracy is the worst political system in the world, except for all the others.Winston Churchill
Part II: The Political Challenge
Elections and referendums are not about what we think. They’re about what we feel.Yuval Harari
5] COMMUNITY – Humans have bodies
6] CIVILISATION – There is just one civilisation in the world
7] NATIONALISM – Global problems need global answers
8] RELIGION – God now serves the nation
9] IMMIGRATION – Some cultures might be better than others
All nations are unique. Because we cherish tolerance, you can not allow too many intolerant people in.Yuval Harari
Part III: Despair and Hope
The overreaction to terrorism poses a far greater threat to our security than terrorist themselves.Yuval Harari
10] TERRORISM – Don’t panic
11] WAR – Never underestimate human stupidity
12] HUMILITY – You are not the centre of the world
13] GOD – Don’t take the name of God in vain
14] SECULARISM – Acknowledge your shadow
Strong belief is often required where the story isn’t true.Yuval Harari
Part IV: Truth
Most human decisions are based on emotional reactions.
15 ] IGNORANCE – You know less than you think
16] JUSTICE – Our sense of justice might be out of date
17] POST-TRUTH – Some fake news lasts for ever
18] SCIENCE FICTION – The future is not what you see in the movies
The worst failing of present-day science fiction is that it attempts to confuse intelligence with consciousness.
Part V: Resilience
What kids really need to learn is adaptability, learning how to learn, resilience, curiosity, critical thinking, problem solving and effective collaboration.Yuval Harari
19] EDUCATION – Change is the only constant
20] MEANING – Life is not a story
21] MEDITATION – Just observe
Meditation is not an escape from reality. It is getting in touch with reality.Yuval Harari
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