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Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity 909.82 HAR 2018 (Text) 31001101726298 Adult Non Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 0525512179 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780525512172 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: xix, 372 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, [2018]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- Part I: The technological challenge. Disillusionment: the end of history has been postponed ; Work: when you grow up, you might not have a job ; Liberty: big data is watching you ; Equality: those who own the data own the future -- Part II: The political challenge. Community: humans have bodies ; Civilization: there is just one civilization in the world ; Nationalism: global problems need global answers ; Religion: God now serves the nation ; Immigration: some cultures might be better than others -- Part III: Despair and hope. Terrorism: don't panic ; War: never underestimate human stupidity ; Humility: you are not the center of the world ; God: don't take the name of God in vain ; Secularism: acknowledge your shadow -- Part IV: Truth. Ignorance: you know less than you think ; Justice: our sense of justice might be out of date ; Post-truth: some fake news lasts forever ; Science fiction: the future is not what you see in the movies -- Part V: Resilience. Education: change is the only constant ; Meaning: life is not a story ; Meditation: just observe.
Summary, etc.: 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 [book] 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.
Subject: Conduct of life
World politics
Social prediction
Twenty-first century Forecasts
Civilization, Modern 21st century
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