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GML Friday Book Club : 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari

June 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free

Gunn Memorial Library Friday Book Club

21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari
Friday, June 14, 1:00 PM

How do computers and robots change the meaning of being human? How do we deal with the epidemic of fake news? Are nations and religions still relevant? What should we teach our children?

Yuval Noah Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today’s most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive.

In twenty-one accessible chapters that are both provocative and profound, Harari builds on the ideas explored in his previous books, untangling political, technological, social, and existential issues. How can we retain freedom of choice when Big Data is watching us? What will the future workforce look like, and how should we ready ourselves for it? How should we deal with the threat of terrorism?

Harari’s unique ability to make sense of where we have come from and where we are going has captured the imaginations of millions of readers. Here he invites us to consider values, meaning, and personal engagement in a world full of noise and uncertainty. When we are deluged with irrelevant information, clarity is power. Presenting complex contemporary challenges clearly and accessibly, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is essential reading.

Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk

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Date:
June 14
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Gunn Memorial Library
5 Wykeham Road
Washington, CT 06793
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