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Yuval Noah Harari

The Israeli historian and internationally best-selling author of Sapiens discusses his new book, Homo Deus, a vision of humankind’s future

Your book imagines a future in which humans live in such an optimized world, they become useless and their lives lose all meaning. How do you enjoy a cup of coffee with such a cloud hanging over your head? In every generation, humans have lived under one cloud or the other. One cloud goes away, and another takes its place. Yes, artificial intelligence is definitely going to

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