Yuval Noah Harari, author of the best-selling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. Now, in Homo Deus, he examines our future with his trademark blend of science, history, philosophy and every discipline in between.
Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the 21st 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. War is obsolete.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?
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Your mind = pop
A really great read that will repeatedly challenge the way you think of humanity and the future
"a good look at a future growing more uncertain"
perfect narration of a great book! it puts today's geo-political events into context, from the dismantling of the USSR to tomorrow's digital religions like dataism. worth reading at least twice!
yuval takes you on a tour you are not expecting. challenging, thought provoking, and insightful. I will digest this and return for another serving again.
"Second best book I've read"
it stands just after Sapiens...amazing book! This book should be mandatory at schools, would make the difference.
"Amazing sequel "
This book follows off the mind bending concepts other first book.
Pleasant narration so easy to listen to.
I strongly recommend this book even if you haven't read the first one; although that would be much better.
"The second best book I've ever read."
Felt ever so slightly less coherent than Sapiens in that it jumped around a bit more. A bit more speculative and philosophical - as you would expect from a book about the future. Still really interesting though.
Only the first chapter and then the last 3 or 4 felt like they were about tomorrow. The rest of the book was more like an extension of Sapiens in that it explored more of homo sapiens past and present.
But read Sapiens first.
Such a good book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"Required reading for humans"
Excellent book, extremely well written and fascinating insight into the future of mankind. Please listen!
like it's predecessor Sapiens, Homo Deus is full of ideas, reasoning, facts synthesised together into a compelling picture of what it means to be human. Highly recommended
"Fairly interesting, but wasn't for me."
I was looking for a book that would consider in depth what the next decades and centuries might hold for humanity. The author started strong, but I felt they soon wandered off subject to meander around various historical sociopolitical issues, pop economics, philosophy and psychology. The author is clearly highly intelligent and very broadly read. Some of their arguments appeared to me very well formulated. But many more seemed weak, one-sided and somewhat incoherent at points. I was particularly struck by some very unsteady trampling around the field of psychology, a subject I know more about. I also wondered whether the author had a firm grasp of the theory of evolution, and may have benefited from re/reading some of Richard Dawkins' excellent books. For me, this book ended up feeling like being stuck at a dinner party with a charming but rather self-opinionated know-it-all. By the end I was happy to be leaving, and slightly wishing I'd stayed home instead.
"Great food for thought"
Really enjoyed this. Zipped through it. The reading was great and the book itself will give you lots to think about
"What an eye opener"
This book gives such a wide perspective on the really big issues facing humanity as we rush forward into a new age of connectivity.
Part history ,part speculation, for best results read with an open mind
This is the second of the authors books I have reAd. This had strong moments and a thoughtful theme but was not as ground breaking as I feel it could have been losing its way with repetition. That said worth reading.
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