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21 lessons for the 21st century

By: Harari, Yuval Noah.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London Random House UK 2018Description: xv, 352p.ISBN: 9781787330672.Subject(s): Modern civilization - 21st century | World politics | Modern history - 21st century | Social change - 21st centuryDDC classification: 909.82 Summary: 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 today’s 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? https://www.penguin.com.au/books/21-lessons-for-the-21st-century-9781787330672
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Table of Contents:

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
pt. II The Political Challenge
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
pt. III Despair and Hope
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
pt. IV Truth
15.Ignorance
You know less than you think
16.Justice
Our sense of justice might be out of date
17.Post-Truth
Contents note continued: Some fake news lasts for ever
18.Science Fiction
The future is not what you see in the movies
pt. V Resilience
19.Education
Change is the only constant
20.Meaning
Life is not a story
21.Meditation
Just observe.

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 today’s 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?

https://www.penguin.com.au/books/21-lessons-for-the-21st-century-9781787330672

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