Is Death Optional? Yuval Noah Harari Speaks

Posted By on November 28, 2016


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What are humans still good for? Are they still relevant?

In his “no-holds-barred” style, Yuval Noah Harari questions the future centrality of humans, the homo sapiens.

Not a prediction, but this particular vertigo is concerned with what the confluence of computer sciences and biology appear to be spelling out – along with major inequality issues.

Yuval Noah Harari – Lecturer, Department of History, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the author of “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” – is interviewed here by Daniel Kahneman, the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics, 2002, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, 2013, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology Emeritus, Princeton, and author of “Thinking Fast and Slow.”

Excerpted from this Edge page, “Death Is Optional” (

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