Information technology is continuing to leap forward; biotechnology is beginning to provide a window into our inner lives—our emotions, thoughts, and choices. Together, infotech and biotech will create upheavals in human society, eroding human agency and, possibly, subverting human desires. Under such conditions, liberal democracy and free-market economics might become obsolete. Artificial intelligence could erase many practical advantages of democracy and erode the ideals of liberty and equality.
The following article has been adapted from Yuval Noah Harari’s new book ‘21 Lessons for the 21st Century’. It provides his view on a disturbing topic and provides some advice how to deal with this scenario.MORE