In his equally fascinating and slightly depressing way, Yuval Noah Harari tells a Brief History of Tomorrow in his future-oriented sequel to Sapiens, Homo Deus (2017).
When Yuval Noah Harari’s book Sapiens took the YourTutor office by storm a couple of months ago, it left us variously intrigued, thrilled, and ultimately for many of us breaking out in a cold sweat about the possible fate of humanity in not-so-many years.
As an organization that has optimism for individuals and our species in our DNA, we went looking for an antidote to the cold sweats and may have found it in Matt Ridley’s The Rational Optimist.
Every time we talk about Sapiens here at YT HQ1, we come back to the debate: is it just depressing and dystopian, or could it be enlightening for education?
Despite some side effects from reading the book (like mild insomnia and an acute existential crisis), I’m in the latter camp - and determined to find a hopeful message in its condensed 400-odd pages.