Yuval Noah Harari is an Israeli historian, philosopher and writer of the books Sapiens, Homo Deus, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century and Sapiens: A Graphic History. He has sold millions of copies of each of his books, and they have also been translated into 40 or more languages. Yuval is considered one of the world’s most influential public intellectuals today. His books have been recommended by important people such as Barack Obama and Bill Gates.
Yuval has studied world history, medieval history and military history, and now he also shares his own ideas about how the XXI century would look like, as he currently focuses on macro-historical questions like “Does history have a direction?” or “What ethical questions do science and technology raise in the 21st century?”. He could be considered a futurologist.
Apart from his great contribution to our history knowledge, Yuval also supports being vegan, as he has also done research on animals’ sentiments and he believes working unnaturally with them does not make them be free.
Finally, Yuval is a homosexual, and he has reflected a lot about it and believes humanity behaves many times regards stories that have been created by humans, such as a man is always attracted to a woman and if it is not the case, a big man in the sky would get angry. Yuval says he realised some human stories are not based on reality and he says that when reality and these stories collide, he chooses reality. He assures this thought has made him a better scientist.