Wednesday, September 26, 2018

book: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

21 Lessons for the 21st Century: Yuval Noah Harari: 9780525512172: Books

...urgent, shape-shifting topics that will shape our present and near future, including nationalism, religion, immigration, artificial intelligence, and even the nature of Truth..

“In a world deluged by irrelevant information, clarity is power"

"Unlike "Sapiens" and "Homo Deus" (previous books of the same author), this book is intended not as a historical narrative but rather as a selection of lessons. These lessons do not conclude with simple answers. They aim to stimulate further thinking and help readers participate in some of the major conversations of our time."

“So what should we be teaching?
Many pedagogical experts argue that schools should switch to teaching
the four Cs’—critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. 

More broadly, they believe, schools should downplay technical skills and emphasize general-purpose
life skills
. Most important of all will be the ability to deal with change, learn new things, and
preserve your mental balance in unfamiliar situations
. In order to keep up with the world of
2050, you will need not merely to invent new ideas and products but above all to reinvent
yourself again and again.

Part I The Technological Challenge
 1 Disillusionment
 2 Work
 3 Liberty
 4 Equality
Part II The Political Challenge
 5 Community
 6 Civilization
 7 Nationalism
 8 Religion
 9 Immigration
Part III Despair and Hope
 10 Terrorism
 11 War
 12 Humility
 13 God
 14 Secularism
Part IV Truth
 15 Ignorance
 16 Justice
 17 Post-Truth
 18 Science Fiction
Part V Resilience
 19 Education
 20 Meaning
 21 Meditation

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