World Economic Forum leader Klaus Schwab works to make a so-called fourth industrial revolution a reality – where he has, among other things, envisioned that man and machine merge into a new kind of being that out-dates existing humanity. A key inspiration for the life work of the technocratic ultra-globalist is the Israeli historian, author and philosopher Yuval Noah Harari.
Harari grew up in a Jewish family with Eastern European and Lebanese roots. The father was a weapons engineer in the service of the Israeli state. From the time Harari was eight years old, he was educated at the Leo Beck Education Center in Haifa and here it is said that he was part of a class for particularly intellectually gifted children. When Harari later was to be enlisted for military service, he managed to postpone it due to university studies. He was then completely released from military service due to what was said to be health problems.
Between 1993 and 1998, Harari immersed himself in medieval history and military history at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He completed his doctoral degree at Jesus College in Oxford in 2002 and it was here that he came in contact with Jared Diamond’s writings, which Harari later claimed to have had a strong influence on his own writing.
Harari received a lot of attention with the book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, which was first published in Hebrew. The book was released in English in 2014 and has since been translated into 45 other languages. In the book, Harari examines human history and what technological development looked like from the Stone Age to the 21st century. The follow-up book Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow was published in 2016 and here Harari addresses his view of man’s possible future. His starting point in the book is that man will succeed in attaining immortality and possessing almost divine powers in the techno-scientific sense. The book also highlights the term “dataism” as a philosophy, or way of thinking, where one worships “big data”. Harari’s latest book 21 Lessons for the 21st Century was published in 2018 and focuses more on current problems, which according to Harari are nuclear war, ecological disasters, terrorism, technical disruptions and fake news.
Throughout history, man has undergone a number of economic, social and political changes. Purely biologically, however, it is only during this century that humanity can change in its biological basis through genetic and nano technology. With this and also through digital technology, Harari believes, humans will be able to be upgraded in different ways, like a machine.
Therefore, according to Harari, Silicon Valley is a more interesting place than many historical, religious and cultural sites in, for example, the Middle East. The engineers of Google, Apple and Microsoft create more than technical products and algorithms – they create new universal religions, which in turn bring happiness, prosperity and eternal life. At the same time, he is pondering about what to do in the future with all the people who, due to the technical development, according to him will be “useless”.
– The big political and economic question in the future will be why we need people, or at least why we need so many people. The best answer so far is to keep them happy with the help of drugs and computer games, he says in one of his many appearances.
Among others, Patrick Wood, editor-in-chief of Technocrazy, has among many other analysts pointed out that Harari is the foremost philosophical adviser to the infamous ultra-globalist Klaus Schwab’s think tank and power network World Economic Forum and also a key figure in the organization.
The World Economic Forum has long advocated a global digital currency that will replace physical banknotes and coins. In connection with this, they want to create a global digital ID system, something that, for example, vaccine passports have now laid the foundation for.
Harari believes that with these two systems working together, one can easily follow an individual’s transactions and movement patterns, both in the physical and digital world. But following people’s transactions and movements is, according to Harari, just the beginning of the new surveillance society.
– As a result of the covid pandemic, we need a total biometric system for monitoring. We not only need to monitor people, we need to know what is happening under their skin, he says.
Harari does not stop there, however, but claims that the twenty-first century will be the end of the age where man has access to his free will and also the definitive end of his soul – where his body will rather become a product of manufacturing and his consciousness is charged to a digital cloud .
– This whole idea that people have souls and that they think no one knows what’s going on inside them. To choose who you vote for or which store you shop in – those days are over, he says.
Harari sees man’s predestined destiny as being degraded to a lower standing species, in favor of a new genetically engineered and robotic posthuman being – who, however, is ultimately subordinate to an even more powerful lord; the artificial intelligence.
– What replaces us will be much more different from us compared to how different we are from the Neanderthals, he says.