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21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Yuval Noah Harari

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21 Lessons For The 21st Century highlights today's most pressing political, cultural, and economic challenges created by technology while helping us prepare for an uncertain future.

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21 Lessons for the 21st Century

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

by Yuval Noah Harari

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How do you prepare your children for the year 2050? Or even the year 2100? Historically, humans could make at least decent assumptions about where the world was headed within their lifetime. But in today's fast-paced, technology-fueled civilization, predictions expire almost as soon as they're made.

Fortunately, some thinkers like Israeli professor and historian Yuval Noah Harari are doing their best to prepare us for an uncertain future. After his previous bestsellers Sapiens, which explored the human past, and Homo Deus, which focused on our distant future, Harari's latest book outlines humanity's biggest challenges in the here and now, and suggests how we can best approach them.

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In a world deluged by irrelevant information, clarity is power.

- Yuval Noah Harari

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