Kaboom! The book ‘Homo Deus – a brief history of tomorrow’ by Yuval Noah Harari is blowing my mind at the moment. It’s about where humans are heading based on history and current trends. Just like its predecessor ‘Sapiens’ it is extremely objective and feels like it’s written by aliens who are observing earth and humans from afar. I won’t share all my insights – but here is one.
To keep up with the world of 2050, you will need to do more than merely invent new ideas and products, but above all, reinvent yourself again and again.
In such a world, the last thing a teacher needs to give her pupils is more information. They already have far too much of it. Instead, people need the ability to make sense of information, to tell the difference between what is important and what is unimportant, and, above all, to combine many bits of information into a broad picture of the world.
This isn’t the future, it is today. When I read this I thought ‘We are so in the right business and doing it in the right way’. I have no idea what the future will bring (neither does the author) but I do think our ability to keep learning and reinventing ourselves will be critical to thrive in it. NB these quotes above come from the next book by the same author read a summary here.
Cheers and enjoy the rest of the week.