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Cathy O'Neil

I’d Rather Not Merge With Robots, Thank You

Yuval Harari's vision of the future should serve as a cautionary tale.
A desirable future?

A desirable future?

Photographer: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Israeli historian Yuval Harari is getting a lot of attention with a dramatic vision of the future, in which humans merge with technology to evolve beyond themselves and ultimately colonize outer space -- potentially making our generation one of the last of Homo Sapiens.

I'm hoping this is more of a cautionary tale than a roadmap for the development of our species.