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petebrown
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Yuval Noah Harari on Why Technology Favors Tyranny – The Atlantic: The biggest and most frightening impact of the AI revolution might be on the relative efficiency of democracies and dictatorships. Historically, autocracies have faced crippling handicaps in regard to innovation and eco... explodingcomma.com
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seansharp
seansharp

@petebrown This post (by you) and the one before it were/are excellent (imho). Very thought provoking, for sure. I think that the technological disruption that Harari speaks of will impact societies that are more in the developing world in direct ways (removing humans from employment). I think that Harari is one of the best/deepest thinkers of our (human) future at the moment.

petebrown
petebrown

@seansharp Thanks! I hadn't ever run across Harari's stuff before, but then a friend of mine posted this Atlantic piece, and I happened to also see the NYT profile from a week or two ago.

seansharp
seansharp

@petebrown I can’t recommend his book, Sapiens, enough. I'm going to read his latest when the new year starts: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. First, I'm working through a completely different one though - The Light In High Places by a biologist who lives in the Wind River range in Wyoming studying Big Horn Sheep - quite a good read -