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Hackable humans and digital dictators: Q&A with Yuval Noah Harari

Stefan Schmitt

New technologies are the biggest challenges facing humanity says the best-selling Sapiens and Homo Deus author.

There are three big challenges facing humankind in the 21st century: nuclear war, climate change and technological disruption, especially the rise of AI and bio-engineering. This will change the world more than anything else.

Hopefully, we can prevent a nuclear war and climate change from happening. But technological disruption is bound to happen. We still have some choice about what kind of impact AI and bio-engineering will have on the world, but they will change the world, maybe more than anything that happened previously.

These are the main challenges. Anything else is a distraction.
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