Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

January 14, 2019 - Comment

War is obsolete. You are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict. Famine is disappearing. You are at more risk of obesity than starvation. Death is just a technical problem. Equality is out – but immortality is in. What does our future hold? Yuval Noah Harari, author of the bestselling phenomenon Sapiens

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War is obsolete. You are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict. Famine is disappearing. You are at more risk of obesity than starvation. Death is just a technical problem. Equality is out – but immortality is in. What does our future hold? Yuval Noah Harari, author of the bestselling phenomenon Sapiens envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century – from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This paperback book has 514 pages and measures: 19.8 x 12.7 x 2.8cm

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Anonymous says:

Brilliant, as per. As with Sapiens, this wasn’t an easy read. However, it is very rewarding, insightful and thought-provoking – you will learn A LOT when reading this.The best thing about it is the way Harari effortlessly threads different fields of anthropology, biology, neuroscience, behavioural economics, economics, psychology, history and philosophy.I would say that some of the terminology could be easier to grasp; his breakdown of the liberalism world view and dataism could go over…

Anonymous says:

ntelligent, humane, witty and very, very readable. This book has been an enormously stimulating and enjoyable read.I know some readers have criticised Hariri’s sometimes sweeping statements, or questioned the depth of his technical knowledge but, for me, this misses the point. Harari is not writing an academic treatise; he has produced a unique blend of history, science, philosophy and psychology designed to make us think about the future, based on what we know about human nature from our past.I have learned a lot that is new…

Anonymous says:

This does indeed change the way I think. I approached this book on recommendation from a friend. It didn’t take me long to realise that it does indeed change the way I see things. It is written in such a simple way, and yet it covers the most complex of theories and social mechanisms. I find myself saying “Well that’s so obvious, but I never saw it that way before, and I don’t know why”It certainly helps me come to terms with my thoughts and beliefs about religion and humanity. It turns out I am a liberal humanist, now who would…

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