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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

6 books on science Mark Zuckerberg thinks everyone should read | Business Insider - Science

"In January 2015, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made it his mission to read one book roughly every two weeks. He called it A Year of Books" reports Chris Weller, senior innovation reporter.

Mark Zuckerberg is a big fan of science — just look at his personal reading list.
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The goal was to learn more about the world and humanity's place in it, so he set about recommending books on culture, history, and science. Many of his recommendations spanned the entirety of human history, ranging from topics like the history of violence to evolution to artificial intelligence.

We've rounded up the books on science Zuckerberg thinks everyone should read.

'Sapiens' by Yuval Noah Harari 
We weren't always the only species of human on Earth. Roughly 100,000 years ago, there were actually six varieties of people, but homo sapiens were the only ones who made it to the future. How come?

"When I read 'Sapiens,' I found the chapter on the evolution of the role of religion in human life most interesting and something I wanted to go deeper on," Zuckerberg wrote on his Facebook page.

In "Sapiens," Harari looks toward a future in which genetic engineering and artificial intelligence make our definition of "human" even more fluid.
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8 books Richard Branson thinks everyone should read 

"We can't guarantee you'll follow in the entrepreneur's footsteps, but the books could certainly set you in the right direction." 

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11 books the world's most influential people think you should read  

"After some careful tallying, the social-media site narrowed down the most recommended books to a list of just 11 titles."

Source: Business Insider


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