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Yuval Noah Harari

Tuesday, October 1, 2024
7:30pm Pacific Time
Venue: Sydney Goldstein Theater

Yuval Noah Harari has a brilliant and unique ability to take his extensive knowledge of world history and present broad, accessible, and helpful understandings of humanity. Harari’s next book looks to better understand our current information revolution, attempting to find what new technologies have in store for us.

Yuval Noah Harari’s unique, insightful, and far-reaching books have attained global fame, becoming one of the most widely read public intellectuals today. His books, including Sapiens, Homo Deus, and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, have been translated into 65 languages and sold 45 million copies. Harari’s early books emerged from classes he taught as a professor of world history, where he attempted to create accessible lessons around macro-historical questions: What is the relationship between history and biology? Does history have a direction? Did people become happier as history unfolded? What ethical questions do science and technology raise in the 21st century? His influential and perceptive answers, and his drive to help the world, have helped Harari work with many world leaders and innovators to improve education and economic development around the world. In 2024, Harari is releasing NEXUS: A Brief History of Information Networks from Stone Age to AI, where he looks to history to better understand our current information revolution. In the process, he asks what makes humans self destructive, and what do new technologies have in store for us, finally asking “if we can’t change the future, then why waste time discussing it?”

 

A limited number of tickets include a copy of Yuval Noah Harari’s new book, NEXUS: A Brief History of Information Networks from the Stone Age to AI.