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I hope this letter finds you well. I wanted to talk to you about something I’ve been thinking about recently. There was a conflict between Israel and Palestine, and it made me wonder what Yuval Harari, the author of the book “Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow,” would say about it. In his book, he talks about how we will control famine, plague, and war very soon, but I disagreed with him. The history we’ve seen doesn’t support his idea, right?
I watched a video on YouTube a few days ago where a lady asked Harari if he still believed there would be no more war. His response seemed like a weak excuse to me. He said the world changed in 2016, just after his book was published, and we entered a new age. I’m not sure if I agree with him.
I have two thoughts I want to share with you. First, Harari shouldn’t have made such a prediction, especially since he always says historians shouldn’t do that. Second, there’s a positive perspective from George Soros, a well-known investor. He talks about how people actively try to predict and change things, and he calls it “reflexivity.”
If Soros is right, we could see the recent events differently. Instead of blaming Harari for being wrong, we might say that the world was peaceful until the beginning of the 21st century as Harari would often say. Some political leaders wanted to take advantage of this peace and used military actions to achieve their goals, changing the situation.
Regardless of whether Harari was right or wrong, he’s a brilliant thinker worth paying attention to. As a Jew himself, his ideas and opinions are even more valuable with the conflict going on between Israel and Palestine. I’ve noticed more interviews with him on YouTube lately.
Let’s keep an eye on this topic together!