In an interview with “Die Zeit” on 20. 09. 18, Yuval Noah Harari, universal historian and bestselling author (“A Brief History of Humanity”, “Homo Deus”), says: “There are more and more systems that hack human consciousness. The difference between what people say and what actually happens in their brainwaves can already be demonstrated in laboratory experiments today.”
Amazon, for example, sends products which you have never ordered because the company is convinced that you want it. Such an algorithm, based on artificial intelligence, already anticipates a free will decision. But, says Harari, “You can still try to know yourself better than Amazon… because our brain is extremely complex and vice versa, the Amazon algorithm is not God, not perfect either.
His simple and plausible advice: “Know yourself”. More: “21 Lessons for the 21st Century”, published by Jonathan Cape, London