Hacking Humans - Yuval Noah Yuval Noah Harari on the myths 1 day ago   1:45:56

Yuval Noah Harari
Hosted by EPFL and the Empowerment Foundation in Lausanne, Yuval Noah Harari speaks about human hackability and sits down for a conversation moderated by Leila Delarive:
With Ken Roth (Executive Director of Human Rights Watch), Effy Vayena (professor of bioethics at ETH Zurich), and Jacques Dubochet (winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry) -- accompanied by presentations from Grégoire Courtine (EPFL) and Jocelyne Bloch (CHUV), and Jamie Paik (EPFL).

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harshit singhal
Interviewer please work more. I mean cmon!!
Martell Tha Cool
I refuse to be controlled like a dog
pax pace
last kind of brilliant sapiens talking about the AI revolution!
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jon Legend
Whys the primate on the left wearing shorts? Show some class boomer!
Liz Gichora
Exciting! On neurotechnologies reversing paralysis, Thank you so much for your initiative. Gives HOPE!💜
Amelia Pinky
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Rich Campus
" data is the raw material of power " ¥
Aadi Sam
Yuval Noah Harari should collaborate with Elon Musk and the makers of Black Mirror series. Also for movies, Steven Spielberg and Christopher Nolan are good partners. I have read two of his books and liked those two books. Let's see what he comes up with next.
Mamaa luis
Yuval please help me please
lynn shabani
Andrew Yang is the only “politician” addressing issues that influence the future of humankind. Artificial intelligence and technological advancements are not just science fiction. #YangGang2020
sonny corbi
All one has to do is loook the tattoos these sheepels have put all over their body’s - Talked about “hacked”. MMM
Basia Długajczyk
Lucky me ! You exist not only in our imagination. Thanks for your being. You're a great thinker. It's just the beginning ...
John Papadakis
The most amazing fact about the advances of sciene is how little we know about the human consiousness and the brain! If you think that Harari maybe exaggerating on the distopian future and the ability to hack humans, I suggest you should read Consciousness of the brain by Stanislas Dehaene
Shining-Ana Chen
Looking forward to Prof. Harari's team's new films and children"s books!
3000monks
Leila Delarive mentioned a website at the end, but very unclear - can someone please clarify the site name ?
Peter
We are like a virus... Wait till AI figures it out.
Miguel Guedes
Silly old man! They always get some silly characters to talk with Yuval! And everyone claps 😮😮
koralite
1:00:17 why put a limit on enhancements? fucking women mentality always thinking in protective manner!
Mind & Qi are One
We need to see Yuval Harari on the Ben Shapiro's show!
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Yuval Noah Harari on the myths Hacking Humans - Yuval Noah 1 day ago   1:27:15

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Filmed at the Royal Geographical Society on 23rd September 2015.

Myths. We tend to think they’re a thing of the past, fabrications that early humans needed to believe in because their understanding of the world was so meagre. But what if modern civilisation were itself based on a set of myths? This is the big question posed by Professor Yuval Noah Harari, author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, which has become one of the most talked about bestsellers of recent years. In this exclusive appearance for Intelligence Squared, Harari will argue that all political orders are based on useful fictions which have allowed groups of humans, from ancient Mesopotamia through to the Roman empire and modern capitalist societies, to cooperate in numbers far beyond the scope of any other species.

To give an example, Hammurabi, the great ruler of ancient Babylon, and the US founding fathers both created well-functioning societies. Hammurabi’s was based on hierarchy, with the king at the top and the slaves at the bottom, while the Americans’ was based on freedom and equality between all citizens. Yet the idea of equality, Harari will claim, is as much a fiction as the idea that a king or rich nobleman is ‘better’ than a humble peasant. What made both of these societies work was the fact that within each of them everyone believed in the same set of imagined underlying principles. In a similar vein, money is a fiction that depends on the trust that we collectively put in it. The fact that it is a ‘myth’ has not impeded its usefulness. It has become the most universal and efficient system of mutual trust ever devised, allowing the development of global trade networks and sophisticated modern capitalism.

Professor Harari came to the Intelligence Squared stage to explain how the fictions that we believe in are an inseparable part of human culture and civilisation.