Friday August 7, 2020

Tom McGurk: Will migrants join the new ‘useless’ class?

Peter Sutherland is urging Europe to take more migrants. But with a changing future, what can we do with them?

11th September, 2016
Peter Sutherland dies aged 71. Pic: RollingNews.ie

A significant book has just been published. It’s Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by the Israeli philosopher Yuval Noah Harari. Originally published in Hebrew, it is, among other things, a study of the longer-term implications of the impact of technology on homo sapiens. Chief among Harari’s futurist predictions is that our technological genius will utterly transform the shape of the society in which we live.

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