Tag: Yuval Noah Harari

The Creation of Money

“Money was created many times in many places. Its development required no technological breakthroughs – it was a purely mental revolution. It involved the creation of a new inter-subjective reality that exists solely in people’s shared imagination.” Yuval Noah Harari, in one of many eye-opening recounts of human evolution, pulls apart the nature, purpose, and […]

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Why Society Rests Upon the Collective Imagination

“Most people can neither intimately know, nor gossip effectively about, more than 150 human beings” Yuval Noah Harari travels along evolutions timeline, from the first signs of life to the future of mankind, in Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. One topic he presents is that of socialization and tribe formation, an interesting exploration of […]

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