Homo Deus

Homo Deus

By Yuval Noah Harari

  • Release Date: 2017-02-21
  • Genre: Life Sciences
Score: 4.5
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity’s future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.

Over the past century humankind has managed to do the impossible and rein in famine, plague, and war. This may seem hard to accept, but, as Harari explains in his trademark style—thorough, yet riveting—famine, plague and war have been transformed from incomprehensible and uncontrollable forces of nature into manageable challenges. For the first time ever, more people die from eating too much than from eating too little; more people die from old age than from infectious diseases; and more people commit suicide than are killed by soldiers, terrorists and criminals put together. The average American is a thousand times more likely to die from binging at McDonalds than from being blown up by Al Qaeda.

What then will replace famine, plague, and war at the top of the human agenda? As the self-made gods of planet earth, what destinies will we set ourselves, and which quests will we undertake? 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 is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus.

With the same insight and clarity that made Sapiens an international hit and a New York Times bestseller, Harari maps out our future.

Reviews

  • Homo deus

    5
    By Purebull
    A vision of where we have been, who we are now, and what we may become. Professor Harari challenges the reader to ask the big question, where are we going as a species? He points out some options that may not be too pretty. Is the end of the line irrelevance? Give it a read. Come see for yourself.
  • Great book

    5
    By Bguihejcvfnkg
    Not as well as Sapiens a but worth reading and a fresh perspective. Fact check some of the things you may question as some facts can be interpreted differently.
  • Footnotes not working

    1
    By Libertarium
    Please look at the footnotes in this version. They're not moving me to the actual footnote when I tap on them in the body of the text. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the nook and still nothing
  • amazing

    5
    By iamunscared
    Agree or not, as there will be times you will not agree with Harari, let that be a clear indication that nobody can predict the future, yet this Historian makes way for things that are happening as I currently read through this book. He has turned history into an art form, and it has helped inspire and enlighten new paths of thinking for many, in many different fields. A true gift.
  • A Great Sequel To Sapiens

    5
    By Gutdoc
    From war, famine and plagues to immortality, bliss and divinity. Are we bioelectric algorithms in an interconnected world of everything? What is our future? An intriguing and provocative book with which you may not totally agree but it certainly provides you with a lot to ponder.

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