Future Think | From Sapiens to Homo Deus: Yuval Harari in Conversation with Dan Ariely WAIT LIST ONLY
Where: 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5500 Price: $36
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In his international bestseller, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval Noah Harari described how humans conquered the world thanks to their unique ability to believe in collective myths about gods, money, equality, and freedom.
In his new book, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, Harari examines what might happen to the world when these old myths are coupled with new godlike technologies such as artificial intelligence and genetic engineering. What will happen to democracy if and 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, Christianity and Judaism handle genetic engineering? Will Silicon Valley end up producing new religions, rather than just novel gadgets?
Harari discusses these questions and the future of humankind with renowned behavioral economist and bestselling author of Predictably Irrational, Dan Ariely.Buy tickets/get more info now