Yuval Noah Harari on The Story of Sapiens, The Power of Awareness, and The Brilliance of Bone-Conduction Headphones (#477)

Prof. Yuval Noah Harari (@harari_yuval) is a historian and bestselling author who is considered one of the worlds most prominent public intellectuals today. His popular books– Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century– have actually sold 27.5 million copies in 60 languages.
He is likewise behind Sapiens: A Graphic History, a new graphic novel series in cooperation with comics artists David Vandermeulen (co-writer) and Daniel Casanave (illustrator). This perfectly detailed series is an extreme reworking of his book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. The series will be released in four volumes starting in fall 2020 with Volume 1, The Birth of Humankind, which is out now.

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” As a species, we are extremely good in getting more power, but we are not great at all in equating power into happiness.”
— Yuval Noah Harari

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Sapiens: A Graphic History will become a four-volume set. How soon can we expect to see the next three, what does the creation process look like, and what do Yuval, David, and Daniel hope the world will take away from the series?
What is Yuvals objective declaration?
What does Yuval see as the most crucial international problems dealing with humankind right now, and where does he see humankind going in the next 2 centuries?
Of our possible fates, which stresses Yuval the most?
When assessing the darker elements of past, present, and potential future, what keeps Yuval going?
Parting thoughts.

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Does Yuval live on a moshav, or is this just another example of the Wikipedia echo impact?
Yuval practices vipassana meditation for 2 hours every day and takes an annual meditation retreat for a month or two. However how did this commitment to the practice start?
6 months after this very first experience with vipassana meditation, what altered for Yuval?
How did Sapiens develop from Yuvals history lectures at Hebrew University to a drowsy Amazon self-publication of 2,000 to an around the world experience published in 60 languages to an audience of over 20 million (and counting)?
What are the advantages to establishing a book from lecture notes (as Peter Thiel and Blake Masters also did for Zero to One)?
How did Yuval become so cognizant of suffering, and in what methods does he see it fitting into the larger image of human history?
On the test of suffering as a way to arrange the real from the imaginary stories we jointly tell ourselves.
Why cash, from antiquity to the modern, is really a story about trust.
In what methods has life altered for Yuval considering that his unanticipated elevation to popularity as a bestselling author, and how does it compare to what it might have resembled if he d remained an obscure medieval history professor?
If Yuval were superhuman, what would be his superpower– and why?
What kind of recommendations can Yuvals friends rely on him to offer?
What would Yuvals good friends state is his superpower?
How does Yuval associate with happiness and how it contrasts with suffering and suffering?
Has Yuval made any decisions or embraced any structures that have helped him preserve some degree of individual space and privacy?
Thinkers and writers from history who have actually affected Yuval.
Why art moves us most when it reveals externally the inner sensations and thoughts for which we have no vocabulary– and must serve as a tip that its unfair to anticipate others to understand us totally when we do not always understand ourselves completely.
On Brave New World, 1984, and Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy as viewpoint, and how Yuval listens to audiobooks while swimming.
Is Black Mirror philosophy or prophecy?
Why Yuval believes the motion picture Her raises more interesting philosophical concerns about the future of AI than, say, The Terminator.
Does Yuval think were close to the point where AI will show the difficulties posed by the word “comprehend” and the principle of understanding?
How and why did Yuval decide to take Sapiens into the world of the graphic novel with Sapiens: A Graphic History, and how has it allowed him and his co-conspirators (David Vandermeulen, and Daniel Casanave) to teach and rethink history in a non-traditional method?
How did Yuval and his group balance clinical objectivity with political correctness when bringing Sapiens into a visual format?

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