Summary of “Yuval Noah Harari on what 2050 has in store for humankind”

How can we prepare ourselves and our children for a world of such unprecedented transformations and radical uncertainties? A baby born today will be thirty-something in 2050.
What should we teach that baby that will help him or her survive and flourish in the world of 2050 or of the 22nd century? What kind of skills will he or she need in order to get a job, understand what is happening around them and navigate the maze of life?
Since nobody knows how the world will look in 2050 – not to mention 2100 – we don’t know the answer to these questions.
If you lived, say, in a small provincial town in Mexico in 1800, it was difficult for you to know much about the wider world.
People all over the world are but a click away from the latest accounts of the bombardment of Aleppo or of melting ice caps in the Arctic, but there are so many contradictory accounts that it is hard to know what to believe.
Since we have no idea how the world and the job market will look in 2050, we don’t really know what particular skills people will need.
If you try to hold on to some stable identity, job or world view, you risk being left behind as the world flies by you with a whooooosh.
In the past, it was a relatively safe bet to follow the adults, because they knew the world quite well, and the world changed slowly.

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