Outperforming the biblical god [Podcast]
First thing is a super interesting, wide ranging conversation with Yuval Harari, one of the leading historians of our time known for his books Sapiens
, Homo Deus
and 21 lessons for the 21st century.
Sneak peek: “We are really going to acquire divine abilities of creation. In some sense even greater abilities than what was traditionally ascribed to most gods from Zeus to Yahweh. When you look at the creation story in the bible, the only things that Yahweh managed to create were organic entities. We are now on the verge of creating the first inorganic entities after 4 billion years of evolution. So in this sense we are even outperforming the biblical god in creation. […] Therefore the most important question is: ‘What to do with these powers?
’” It’s a long conversation, but definitely worth it! [Link to Podcast