Yuval Noah Harari and Thomas L. Friedman

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Monday 19. Mar

18:45 - 20:00

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how to: Academy

Central Hall Westminster Official

Yuval Noah Harari and Thomas L. Friedman

by how to: Academy
Event times icon
Monday 19. Mar

18:45 - 20:00

Event location icon
Central Hall Westminster Official

1 Storey's Gate, Westminster, SW1H 9NH

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Two of the greatest thought leaders of the 21st century come together to discuss the Future of Humanity. Join us for an unmissable conversation between the intellectual titans – Yuval Noah Harari and Thomas L. Friedman.

In Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval Noah Harari compressed 70,000 years of history into a single book, arguing that one species rose to dominance over all others because shared beliefs enabled collaboration.

In Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, he argued that the centre may be shifting once more, as we transfer our faith in ourselves to the gods of data and the algorithm.

Thomas Friedman has argued that the beginning of this century will be remembered not for conflicts or political events, but for the globalised ‘flattening’ of the world and the explosion of advanced technologies.

The cognitive revolution has already happened. What will our restless and aggressive species do about it? Join us for an urgent conversation between two great soothsayers of the age in which we now find ourselves.

“How To Understand Our Times” is an event series collaboration between The New York Times and how to: Academy bringing together New York Times journalists and leading figures in diverse fields to examine pressing issues in a changing world, including gender equality, artificial intelligence, and alternatives to fossil fuels, among others.

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