Saturday, July 25, 2020

21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari

In a way, this book was a combination of Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything and Neal Stephenson's Seveneves. Yuval Noah Harari is able to reach into the past to formulate his lessons for the future. He looks to the current events, how we got there, and what potential issues may arise or remain if change is not made. And it's not just the physical world he refers to, it's the mental and existential aspects too. He examines the thought processes and briefly touches on the depths of historical relevance. There are conversations of technology and big data, the climate and environment, politics and relationships. It's a very interesting weave of the intricate past / present / future / analog / digital / political / religious / scientific / moral / immoral / social / personal and many more aspects of our lives as humans. Interesting is the easiest way to describe it. Thought-provoking is probably more apt. And like all great writers, he makes it amazing to read his thought process, support, justification, and prognosis of the future.

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