How Can We Protect Ourselves
from technology reducing the availability of paid labor or the endemic ?
What Do We DO
about the threat of terrorism or propogation of religion?
How Should We Prepare
for this uncertain future?
These are some questions that constantly plague our minds. With the world running at an unmatchable pace, this book is a much needed pause. A pause to catch our breath and pay attention to the arising problems in today’s world. It forces us to look around and ponder upon the warning signs the world is projecting. A collection of essays on several topics like, politics, terrorism, religion, liberty, and equality, this book is a must read if you wish to attain excessive knowledge about these much popular topics.
This book acts as a warning and a one in all solution for all our present day problems. Author ‘Yuval Noah Harari’ in his book investigates modern day problems and presents us with detailed solutions. The growing technology has been causing so many changes on a daily basis that there is no room left for consistency. If not taken seriously and checked on time this rapid growth in technology can cause havoc and become the reason for a major crisis. The world is demanding us to open our eyes and Yuval has taken it upon himself to make that happen.
Known for authoring books like ‘Sapiens’ and ‘Homo Deus’; Harari is an Israeli historian and a visionary writer. His profound knowledge and understanding of history is reflected highly in all his books, ’21 Lessons for the 21st Century’ being no different. Every chapter is deeply researched and written in a manner to provide you with extensive knowledge about it, covering all the parts, leaving no stone unturned. Extensive to an extent that you might feel like putting the book down for a while and reading something light, something written with precision but the occasional eye-opening paragraphs will keep you going, not letting you put it down. Harari states certain things which will make less sense to you in the beginning and then he’ll go on and on in order to prove his point, he’ll succeed majorly but there’ll be a point or two that you might not agree with, and even his extensive explanation won’t do it for you.
All in all it is a book which will help you learn about some major problems and topics floating all around, some of which you might already be aware about but your time won’t go wasted. The book will definitely be worth your while.
Article written by Nehal Thakur.