Yuval Harari

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Person.png Yuval Harari   WebsiteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(futurist)
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Born1976
NationalityIsraeli
Alma materHebrew University of Jerusalem, Jesus College (Oxford)
Interests • Transhumanism
• “Overpopulation”
• 20/80 society
World Economic Forum court futurist

Yuval Harari is an author and futurist much liked by the richest people in the world.

“As human soldiers and workers give way to algorithms, at least some elites may conclude that there is no point in providing improved or even standard levels of health for masses of useless poor people, and it is far more sensible to focus on upgrading a handful of superhumans beyond the norm.”
Yuval Harari (2015)  [1]

“The coming technological bonanza will probably make it feasible to feed and support these useless masses even without any effort from their side.What will they do all day? One answer might be drugs and computer games. Unnecessary people might spend increasing amounts of time within 3D-virtual-reality worlds, that would provide them with far more excitement and emotional engagement than the drab reality outside. yet such a development would deal a mortal blow to the liberal belief in the sacredness of human life and of human experiences. What's so sacred about useless bums who pass their time devouring artificial experiences in La-La Land?”
Yuval Harari (2015)  [2]

“In the twenty-first century, those who ride the train of progress will acquire divine abilities of creation and destruction, while those left behind will face extinction.”
Yuval Harari (2015)  [3]

“In the twenty-first century we will create more powerful fictions and more totalitarian religions than in any previous era. With the help of biotechnology and computer algorithms these religions will not only control our minute-by-minute existence, but will be able to shape our bodies, brains and minds, and to create entire virtual worlds complete with hells and heavens.”
Yuval Harari (2015)  [4]

 

A Quote by Yuval Harari

PageQuote
Fourth Industrial Revolution“Whereas in the past, humans had to struggle against exploitation, in the twenty-first century the really big struggle will be against irrelevance… Those who fail in the struggle against irrelevance would constitute a new ‘useless class’ – not from the viewpoint of their friends and family, but useless from the viewpoint of the economic and political system. And this useless class will be separated by an ever-growing gap from the ever more powerful elite.”

 

Event Participated in

EventStartEndLocation(s)Description
WEF/Annual Meeting/202021 January 202024 January 2020World Economic Forum
Switzerland
This mega-summit of the world's ruling class and their political and media appendages happens every year, but 2020 was special, as the continuous corporate media coverage of COVID-19 started more or less from one day to the next on 20/21. January, coinciding with the start of the meeting.


References

  1. Homo Deus, A Brief History of Tomorrow, page 407
  2. Homo Deus, A Brief History of Tomorrow, page 381
  3. Homo Deus, A Brief History of Tomorrow, page 319
  4. Homo Deus, A Brief History of Tomorrow, page 207


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