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Homo Deus
Humanity’s Evolution from Social Institutions to World Peace
We are living in times of unprecedented technological development. Many of the tools and devices we invented 20 years ago are obsolete today. In his internationally best selling book, "Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow", Yuval Noah Harari observes that this development is continuing in important fields such as genetic engineering, regenerative medicine and nanotechnology. Harari predicts that developments in these fields will transform us into super-humans. We might become biologically enhanced humans, cyborg beings or possibly fully non-organic beings. At the same time though, Harari...
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In episode #10 we completed our review of Harari’s book, but there is still a little bit more to talk about. Throughout this podcast I have referred to re-training our desires and learning new methods of cooperating, but I haven’t discussed many...
Published 02/15/21
Having established that humanism is in decline, Harari addresses the question, ‘what new religions or ideologies might fill the resulting vacuum?’ Two religions that are already here and may step forward are Techno-Humanism and the Data Religion. We...
Published 02/04/21
In this chapter 9 of his book, Harari discusses the threats posed by Artificial Intelligence including (1) undermining our understanding of ourselves as individuals, (2) eliminating employment for the majority of humanity and (3) taking over the world...
Published 01/24/21
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