Two of the greatest thought leaders of the 21st century– Yuval Noah Harari and Thomas L. Friedman – discuss the Future of Humanity on March 19, 2018, with moderator Rachel Dry, The New York Times. “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. For upcoming events, visit timesevents.nytimes.com.
Yuval Noah Harari is a New York Times bestselling author whose books have sold over 12 million copies and translated into more than 45 languages. He’s often referred to as one of the most profound thinkers of our time. And in this episode you will see why… SHOWNOTES How we can hack humans and manipulate their desires [3:26] How algorithms will learn to understand you better than you understand yourself (and why you could be replaced by one) [5:03] Why corporations will even be able to predict your sexual orientation… [8:50] The reality of outsourcing the self-discovery process… [12:27] How algorithms will change the way we make art… [15:49] Can AI save us from cancer? (See how it’s possible, but decide for yourself if it’s dangerous)… [18:10] The battle between privacy and health… [19:29] How to take control of the story you tell yourself and why you need to stop thinking of your life as a movie… [21:09] Why we’re heading into the direction of immortality and the future is just a series of massive disruptions [28:44] Why you need to continuously reinvent yourself if you want to survive to 2035. [30:01] The two most important tools you will need to succeed in the world of AI (and they’re not what you think). [32:05] Why Yuval believes that science fiction is the most important artistic genre… [34:25] See what Yuval has to say about the world’s 3 biggest challenges… [37:29]