21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari Pdf Download and Book Review:
Books – 21 lessons for the 21st century
Author – Yuval Noah Harari
Yuval Noah Harari, an Israeli historian, philosopher, and best-selling author of the New York Times. Professor of the Hebrew University of Israel. This book is about the biggest issues of the 21st century. Some of the issues are currently related to the biggest problems such as terrorism, immigration. The rest are upcoming issues such as artificial intelligence, biotechnology, potential climate issues.
However, the most interesting part of this book is the predictions about the upcoming technologies.
Machine learning, automation, biotechnology, artificial intelligence, these technologies will change our familiar world beyond imagination. About 90% of the work that humans do can be done by robots and artificial intelligence at a time. Not only can they do it, they can do it better than humans. Every year, about 1.3 million people worldwide die in road accidents. When all cars run on self-driving technology, the accident rate will be reduced by about 90%. Through machine learning, artificial intelligence will be able to diagnose diseases more accurately than a doctor or an engineer. You can write programs better, you can compose music more skillfully than a musician, the work that would require thousands of people in a factory can be done almost without any people.
As a result, there is a risk of widespread unemployment worldwide.
However, it is not yet certain how many jobs will be lost due to automation and artificial intelligence, but it is certain that the jobs of the future will be very different from the present and people need to change their profession every 5-10 years due to past changes in technology. Maybe. The things we are currently learning in school, university will become very irrelevant for future jobs and we will have to learn new things all the time.
Apart from this, there is a lot of detailed discussion on various important western issues including terrorism and immigration. Overall a very nice book.