"The major political and economic question of the 21st century will be: 'What do we need humans for, or at least why do we need so many humans?'" said Harari, who serves as the right hand man of WEF Director Klaus Scwhab.
That was not the first time Harari said that. In an interview with TED head Chris Anderson in early August, Harari said: "We just don't need the vast majority of the population."
"The future is about developing more and more sophisticated technology, like artificial intelligence [and] bioengineering," said Harari at the time. "Most people don't contribute anything to that, except perhaps for their data, and whatever people are still doing which is useful. These technologies increasingly will make [people] redundant and will make it possible to replace the people."
In the more recent interview, when Harari was pressed on what he believes is the solution to the problem of global overpopulation, the WEF advisor noted that each society responds to the population problem differently.
During the time of the Roman Empire, the phrase "bread and circuses" was invented, which described the method by which the Roman elites would pacify the restless masses – by giving them free bread and entertainment. Karl Marx, the father of communism and the personal hero of Schwab, claimed that organized religion became the "opium of the people." But Harari believes people now rely on different pacifiers.
"At present, the best guess we have is that we should keep them happy with drugs and computer games," said Harari.
Baxter Dmitry, writing for NewsPunch, noted that the Western world is flooded with video games for entertainment and drugs, both pharmaceutical and illicit, that can be used recreationally.
"Our streets are awash with illicit substances, and rather than cracking down on the poison our own three-letter agencies are at least partly responsible," he wrote. "Now we have methamphetamine, fentanyl and other opioids running rampant in our society, destroying human beings, keeping us on our knees. It's a perfect storm and happens to fit like a glove with the globalist elite's plans."
Harari added that technology will also one day replace the role religion plays for many people.
"Everything that was promised by religions – happiness, justice and even eternal life – will be experienced here with the help of technology and not afterlife," said Harari. "I believe that the future belongs to the technological religions."
Harari also noted how technology will one day help people forget the real world and will be used as a vehicle for people to transform into different kinds of human beings.
"In the future it will be very easy for a person to change gender, or even create a new gender. We see it with avatars," said Harari. "In 30 to 40 years, there will be a 3D life that will be more exciting than life in the real world, with an economy that they will no longer need. In such a case, I do not believe that the sexes as we know them now and for thousands of years will remain the same."
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