Yuval Noah Harari – “Organisms are Algorithms”


  1. Organisms are algorithm
    • Humans try to explain themselves in terms of the great technology of the day
  2. What enables human beings to contribute alone in large numbers
    • Our Imagination
    • Our ability to create fictional stories
      • Obey same stories
    • Other Animals
      • Use language to describe realities
    • Humans
      • Use language to convey imagination
  3. Algorithms that can understand humans better than humans can understand myself



  1. HUJI Talks – BOG 2018 – Professor Yuval Noah Harari
    Hacking human beings… Digital dictatorships… A biological, technological reality? Do we have the necessary computing power and biological insight? Will algorithms know us better than we know ourselves?
  2. How Sapiens Conquered the World – Yuval Harari, at USI
    Channel :- USIEvents ( USI – Unexpected Sources of Inspiration )
    Published On :- 2016-July-16th
  3. Yuval Harari: “Techno-Religions and Silicon Prophets” | Talks at Google
    Techno-Religions and Silicon Prophets: Will the 21st century be shaped by hi-tech gurus or by religious zealots – or are they the same thing? What is the current status of religions and ideologies in the world, and what will be the likely impact of 21st-century technological breakthroughs on religion and ideology? Will traditional religions and ideologies—from Christianity and Islam to Liberalism and Socialism—manage to survive the technological and economic revolutions of the 21st century? What would be the place of Islam, for example, in a world of genetic engineering and artificial intelligence? The talk addresses these questions, and argues that the future belongs to techno-religions, which promise salvation through technology, and which are already gathering believers in places such as Silicon Valley.
    Channel :- Talks at Google
    Published On :- 2015-feb-8th

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