Y uval Noah Harari is an Israeli historian who has written two bestsellers: Sapiens , which examined the course of early human history, and Homo Deus , which speculated on where we might be heading as a post-human species. His new book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century , is an exploration of the difficulties that confront us at the present. You are now a highly successful public intellectual. In what ways has international recognition changed you? Well I have much less time.
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Date of reading: You will learn how we probably formed religion, why are we the only surviving species of people there were 7 types of humans on Earth , how our culture and language formed and why gossip is so important with humans. Just 6 million years ago, a single female ape had two daughters. One became the ancestor of all chimpanzees, the other is our own grandmother. Lone mothers could hardly forage enough food for their offspring and themselves with needy children in tow. Raising children required constant help from other family members and neighbours.
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You are something of a pop star among historians. You are constantly being asked about the future. Does your life as an oracle annoy you sometimes?
Yuval Noah Harari Hebrew: His writings examine free will , consciousness , intelligence and happiness. Harari's early publications are concerned with what he describes as the " cognitive revolution " occurring roughly 50, years ago, when Homo sapiens supplanted the rival Neanderthals , developed language skills and structured societies, and ascended as apex predators , aided by the agricultural revolution and accelerated by the scientific method, which have allowed humans to approach near mastery over their environment.