21 Lessons for the 21st Century

by Yuval Noah Harari

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How do computers and robots change the meaning of being human? How do we deal with the epidemic of fake news? Are nations and religions still relevant? What should we teach our children?

Yuval Noah Harari's 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today's most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive.

Harari's unique ability to make sense of where we have come from and where we are going has captured the imaginations of millions of readers. Here he invites us to consider values, meaning, and personal engagement in a world full of noise and uncertainty. When we are deluged with irrelevant information, clarity is power. Presenting complex contemporary challenges clearly and accessibly, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is essential reading

Great ideas from this book

Lesson 1: Disillusionment

Lesson 2: Work

Lesson 3: Liberty

Lesson 4: Equality

Lesson 5: Community

Lesson 6: Civilization

Lesson 7: Nationalism

Lesson 8: Religion

Lesson 9: Immigration

Lesson 10: Terrorism

Lesson 11: War

Lesson 12: Humility

Lesson 13: God

Lesson 14: Secularism

Lesson 15: Ignorance

Lesson 16: Justice

Lesson 17: Post-Truth

Lesson 18: Science Fiction

Lesson 19: Education

Lesson 20: Meaning

Lesson 21: Meditate