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From neanderthals to cyborgs

He's a historian, futurist and social critic all rolled into one. Yuval Noah Harari sees his role as a bridge between academia and the public, to explain simply the story of humankind, both its history and technology.

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"On whether humans have free will, you have thousands of years of discussions about it in philosophy, which have no practical implications. And suddenly, now, because of breakthroughs in AI and bio-engineering, the discussion of free will becomes practical." - Yuval Noah Harari.

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21 Lessons for the 21st Century.

FOR a best-selling author who doesn't hold back on certain politicians, historian Yuval Noah Harari seems a tad reserved in person.

Can this diffident, bespectacled 42-year-old academic, sitting stiffly on the sofa of his hotel suite, be the man French magazine Le Point would put on its

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