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The New Renaissance Man

Luc De Keyser
Board of Contributors
Nov 23, 2016 | 08:00 GMT
Identifying the modern Renaissance man can be difficult without the benefit of historical hindsight, but a handful of today's visionaries seem likely to withstand the test of time.
In a world inundated with information, what does the modern man look like?
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Leonardo da Vinci, perhaps the most famous Renaissance man in history, once claimed, "The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding." If anyone were qualified to say so, it would be him: Da Vinci excelled in nearly every field of science, technology and art that existed in his time. During the Renaissance, it seemed as if there were no limits to man's capacity to learn. But the world has changed since da Vinci's day....

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