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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 08:00 AM to 09:15 AM

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What will happen to democracy when Google and Facebook come to know our likes and our political preferences better than we know them ourselves? What will happen to the welfare state when computers push humans out of the job market and create a massive new "useless class"? How might Islam handle genetic engineering? Will Silicon Valley end up producing new religions, rather than just novel gadgets?

As Homo sapiens becomes Homo deus, what new destinies will we set for ourselves? As the self-made gods of planet earth, which projects should we undertake, and how will we protect this fragile planet and humankind itself from our own destructive powers? The book Homo Deus gives us a glimpse of the dreams and nightmares that will shape the 21st century.

Yuval Noah Harari is the author of Homo Deus and the international best-seller Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind. He is a lecturer at the Department of History, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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Speaker: Yuval Noah Harari

Location

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
Merrill House
170 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10065-7478

(212) 838-4120
(212) 752-2432 - Fax

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