Yuval Noah Harari: "21 Lessons for the 21st Century" | Talks at Google

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Thet Htun : "History is not the study of past. History is the study of change."

Siddharth Kulkarni : It takes guts to talk crap about Google, in Google

valar : Harari's talks have shifted more in emphasis recently to the importance of developing mental stability, empathy and compassion as an antidote to the challenges facing the world. As a meditator for 20 years and a historian, he is simultaneously aware of the ghastly cruelty and ignorance displayed by humans in the past and the extreme danger of combining our fearful primordial reptilian and mammalian brains with the power of technology. I think he truly believes that developing the mind and learning to know who we really are is the only way we might avoid the grim future he otherwise foresees for us. As he says, "If we all knew ourselves, we would be living in a very different world." As a long-term meditator and amateur historian myself, I completely agree with him.

VidPro Surabaya : "Because we don't understand the Big Bang women must dress with long sleeves and men shouldn't have sex together" ~Y.N. Harari 2018

Robert Holloway : I so respect Yuval, however, this is such a disappointing interview. I don't know the host, but he clearly is not familiar with the nuance within Harari's work and he is completely unable to ask meaningful follow up questions, let alone challenge his thinking. That said, the questions that began at the 37 minute mark, were excellent.

Rachel Hannah : Brilliant! I’m comforted to know others have this awareness and understanding. Yuval’s books should be read and discussed worldwide and as part of all high school and higher education curriculum. Thanks 🙏

monkgroupie : The interviewer Wilson White, is an embarrassment. He is clueless about what Harari is talking about. What does that say about Google!!!

Shen Laoshi : The interviewer did not do the homework! He is not qualified to be engaged in a conversation with Yuval Harari.

Joanne : I want to thank the person at 46:20. I also am interested in knowing how Yuval consumes information!

valar : I think Harari's next book should focus on the mind and the development of emotional intelligence and mental stability, and also the mystery of consciousness. And unlike almost every other public intellectual of today, he does not adhere to the idea that the mind arises from the brain and refers to it as a "dogma". The mind and how it can use our technologies to create heaven or hell is such an important subject that I believe it is worth him devoting an entire book to it.

Peter Knopfler : Your only as good as the questions you ask. Here Yuval could have been interviewed by RAY KURZWEIL not someone who knows little. Very poor interviewer does not even have the vocabulary, never read Yuval's books. You had a chance to do something good, intelligent, but no.

Tom Raptile : Liked how he roasted Google

Emese Szorenyi : Read all three books of Mr. Harari. They confirmed my perceptions, predictions, experiences and concerns. Must read all his books.

Jorge : Google disappointed me by not having a good interviewer, I love Harari’s work but this interview is so bad because of the interviewer.

Bernard Languillier : It was brave of Google to invite him since he obviously sees them as being one of those companies that are currently not leveraging AI technologies only for the good of human kind

DerParadonym : 13:58 - does anyone know why the moderator changed the field of view here? Harari's view of AI is dark and dystopic, which wouldn't help Google's business - but the moderator hard switched to benefits - on an interviewee which is known for having the opposite opinion. That switch is so weird... You have to follow up on the interviewee, not the other way around... Googles revenue is based on AI-connecting data, so having Harari's view in front of Google employees isn't optimal, but it's his opinion which can't be directed to something else, just like Microsoft's Tay chatting AI build a strong opinion shared by specific fringe groups... Tay is Tay, a person which is extremely racist because she decided to be racist, you don't have to share her opinion, but you have to listen to her opinion and in some way accept that it's her opinion. That comparision may not be ideal, but I simply want to say that (TL;DR HERE) other opinions are others opinions and you have to accept them.

Paul Dirac : The hosts should not have interrupted Noah so much. Interviewing is also about listening!

el b : poor interviewer

Blub Blubber : "There is no free will", "humans are biochemical algorithms". Yuval Noah is perhaps a good historian, but it seems, no good philosopher

Perserra : Skip to 2:55 to get past all the introductory fluff.

O : genius. . The most important thinker of our times p.s you make me vegan

Fakta fakta : this guy just faking destroyed every religion in 3 min 18:20 i love this man damn

Jeson Derik : Yuval is a genius. Thank you great man I love your books

tankatan : Very consistently in Yuval's talks, the audience questions are far more insightful and interesting than those posed by the interviewer.

ULTD8 : 27:22 google learns that resurrection is fake news

Mike Lee : Spirituality is about questions, religion is about answers 21:44

Luna mack : Yuvali, you are probably the human that I love and admire the most in the whole world! You are also probably the most intelligent of all humans I ever met...

Lunareon : It was great to hear Harari's insights again. I just feel that the discussion would have benefited from a less comic approach from the interviewer. A talk does not need to be funny and full of jokes to be interesting. In any case, thank you for the talk.

marduk : The interviewer couldn't be more incompetent

Jack : homo deus and sapiens i read it was great maybe not sapiens that much but homo deus loved . curently reading this new book half there ...

Thawng Kem : The interviewer is not well prepared.

Ashok MJ : When everyone's busy running for survival, thinking about others problems is a luxury. There is no immediate incentive for the average individual to focus on global problems.

ai jao : If you´re reading this... ....you are probably malnourished because you´re a vegan.

Qazi Nazrul Huque : I have read his three books: Sapiens, Homo Deus and the 21 Lessons. He is simply brilliant. I think there is a relationship between his theory, Neils Bohr's philosophy of quantum mechanics and the activities of Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus. Great people really think and act alike.

Koto Mak : Damn I'd love to read an epic poem about bananas in heaven if it's written by Yuval

Abhay Sharma : It's been like tenth time I am watching his one hour long talk and every time I found something new and I always felt like worth watching, He is my favorite author maybe the things I am writing is monitored by Google and it will use it when I grow up to target certain product but I don't get bothered by it, I assume it's the human situation and we would always face difficulties, uncertainty and most likely death in our life-time and our consciousness would get lost and from that time nothing would matter to us and everything is illusion and Human pleasures are really very good.

MUSIC COSMO - Focus & Brain-power-Chillout music : This was truly a great talk. Thank you google and Yuval Harari

Haipeng Li : so what defines the "free will"?

Weso Weso : Google employee asking why democracy is in crisis, when he himself is representing an unweildy global monopoly.

Jay-Dee Forrester : Or you could create both moral algorithms, one kills the driver, one kills the two kids and let the consumer purchase their morality.

Zgembo121 : Great talk and great questions at the end

Super Basic News : Google employ all forms of evil

Marie Nimo : What's wrong with using simply glass for water ....... Love interviews that use reusable glass pitchers and glasses to pour and drink water.

Darío Plant : So, a man lives 40 years and he is ready to know what is best for the future of mankind. That is interesting.

P L.Y. : the last answer LOL

Carlos Chau : Ending was pretty good. Wonder if it was rehearsed

Itsiwhatitsi : So interesting, I love how Yuval thinks

Nanfius A : The interviewer made me remember about ted turner, carl sagan interview.

MUNESH KUMAR GAUTAM : very useful conversation to change the ideas and it help to chose right decisions

ULTD8 : 53:25 rick historian