Yuval Noah Harari – Live on Stage in London | How To Academy

Two Nights in London

9th - 10th October 2024

Yuval Noah Harari – Live on Stage in London

Information Networks from the Stone Age to AI

Join the global bestselling author of Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari, to explore the complex relationship between information and truth, bureaucracy and mythology, wisdom and power.

We Sapiens find ourselves in an existential crisis. The world is on the verge of ecological collapse. Misinformation abounds. And we are rushing headlong into the age of AI – a new information network that threatens to annihilate us. If we are so wise, why are we so self-destructive?

Historian Yuval Noah Harari has told the story of our species from its dawn to the present in his global bestseller Sapiens. Now he returns to How To Academy to tell the story of information networks – and explore the consequences of the profound information revolution we are living through.

Humanity gains power by building large networks of cooperation, but the easiest way to build and maintain these networks is by spreading fictions, fantasies, and mass delusions. In the 21st century, AI may form the nexus for a new network of delusions that could prevent future generations from even attempting to expose its lies and fictions.

However, history is not deterministic, and neither is technology: by making informed choices, we can still prevent the worst outcomes. Because if we can’t change the future, then why waste time discussing it?

Every live ticket will include a copy of Yuval Noah Harari’s new book Nexus (RRP £28).

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Yuval Noah Harari

Historian and Philosopher

Prof. Yuval Noah Harari is a historian, philosopher and the global bestselling author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, the graphic adaptation series Sapiens: A Graphic History, and Unstoppable Us, his first series of books for children. His books have sold over 45 million copies in 65 languages, with Sapiens alone selling 25 million copies since it was first published in 2013. A New York Times and Sunday Times #1 bestseller, Sapiens spent an incredible 96 consecutive weeks in the top 3 of the Sunday Times bestseller list. Yuval Noah Harari is also behind Sapienship – an international social impact company focused on education and storytelling, which he co-founded with his husband Itzik Yahav. Harari is considered one of the world’s most influential public intellectuals today.