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    The New Yorker | Ian Parker | 2/10/20 | 56 min
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    • deephdave
      Top reader this week
      1 week ago

      Delighted to read, this is the first time I read an hour long article, I used to save long reads for read it later and never read.

      Thanks to readup for changing my reading habits on the internet.

      Quoting some of the interesting lines:

      "Harari recently told a Ukrainian reporter, “Freedom depends to a large extent on how much you know yourself, and you need to know yourself better than, say, the government or the corporations that try to manipulate you."

      "The young Yuval had a taste for grand designs. He has said, “I promised myself that when I grew up I would not get bogged down in the mundane troubles of daily life, but would do my best to understand the big picture.”

      "At the retreat, Harari was told that he should do nothing but notice his breath, in and out, and notice whenever his mind wandered. This, Harari has written, “was the most important thing anybody had ever told me.”

      "He argued that the danger facing the world could be “stated in the form of a simple equation, which might be the defining equation of the twenty-first century: B times C times D equals AHH. Which means: biological knowledge, multiplied by computing power, multiplied by data, equals the ability to hack humans.”

      • Alexa
        ScoutScribe
        1 week ago

        I've had a similar readup response, all of a sudden I find myself deep reading online more than before. It's a game changer.

        Really liked this one too, feels especially pertinent in today's world of data mining:

        “Freedom depends to a large extent on how much you know yourself, and you need to know yourself better than, say, the government or the corporations that try to manipulate you.

    • Alexa
      ScoutScribe
      1 week ago

      Fascinating long read on Sapiens author Yuval Noah Harari. Lot's of details from his work, and some interesting background from his life and career. Neat!