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Yuval Harari’s predictions about political and social changes in digital era and solutions for future society

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Abstract: The three books by Israeli scholar Yuval Noah Harari namely Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (2014), Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow (2016) and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century (2018) presented overview findings of humankind history and predict human future in the digital era. His thoughts are on the one hand warmly welcome and on the other hand create controversial debate. The article analyzes a part in his predictions about political and social changes in digital era: the appearance of the useless class, increasing inequality, the loss of freedom and the potential rise of digital dictatorship.


Source: Journal of Political Theory and Communication, No 5-2021

Nguyen Van Hanh

PhD, Academy of Journalism and Communication