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Homo Deus Audiobook

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

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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 War is obsolete.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?

©2016 Yuval Noah Harari (P)2016 Random House Audiobooks

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    Ramana Melbourne 07/02/2017
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    "A modern day second testament"

    It's not often the sequel is better than the original, but in this case it is true. Sapiens was my favourite book until this terrific sequel came along. It reads like a modern day religious text, using logic and a spellbinding account of modern science to outline how we got to where we are, and a outlines a somewhat scary manifesto for our future. Beware Dataism!

    Utterly entertaining and undoubtedly brilliant.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Claire 14/12/2016
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    "excellent "

    well written a must read for the discerning mind brilliant ģggggggggggh just got a text

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Andre 15/09/2016
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    "Extraordinary and Insightful"

    An extraordinary and insightful book about the future of mankind and how data will change everything.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Artyom 05/10/2017
    Artyom 05/10/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "The AUTHOR is the real Homo Deus here!"

    The author does what he does best - makes fun of us Homo Sapients for our shortcomings... but damn it's a great read!

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    Justin 29/09/2017
    Justin 29/09/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Intriguing"

    A fascinating listen into the greatness of humanity, outlining all manor of potential achievements and imminent perils our civilisation has put us on the path to face, present and future.
    Each chapter identifies new areas and ideas but never loses composition with the last. Just finished the book but have immediately restarted to keep connected to the thought provoking perspectives I've enjoyed throughout this title.

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    Anonymous 28/09/2017
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    "very thought provoking"

    a good book that raises many questions and puts perspective on where we are and where we are going

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    Anonymous 26/09/2017
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    "Thought provoking but flawed"

    As expected the ideas presented were interesting and cause for thought. I found myself imagining specific scenarios, new philosophies, political policies, new technologies and new functions of society. The concept of mathematics being our gateway to understanding the universe and ourselves was heavily relied upon as a theme but there seemed to be an agenda in this book rather than a pure exploration of the future.

    Many times I felt I was hearing an interpretation of science not actual science... this makes it an interpretation of an interpretation, so as a very critical/logical person this detracted from the book's concepts and validity. The words "science" and "scientists" were misused frequently in an attempt to cement concepts or futures as truths or at least relevant. I felt some ideas were under-represented or not presented at all, whilst others seemed to fill the entire book in a near religious fashion...

    Overall though it's a good book, covering a relatively broad span of implications from current societal trends to biological and technological trends. Though it appears this book is geared towards a futuristic, fictitious dystopia rather than exploring the full spectrum. It has convinced me to buy the original Homo-Sapiens. Partly to see how slightly more grounded scientific theories are represented, but also because I think the author/speaker did a great job narrating the story and I think history is an easier tale to tell without deviating or missing important factors.

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    Amazon Customer 19/09/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent best creative writtings i ve seen recent"

    best creative holistic approach to philosphy,history and science .updated and well rfrenced
    0cant show religion real picture and attension to details

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    The Talent Australia 15/09/2017
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    "90% diatribe on theism, 10% as per blurb."

    I felt so deceived by the blurb of this book. I thought I was getting something truly interesting, and instead I got a 12 hour diatribe on theism, followed by only briefly by content that matched what the back of the book said it was going to be about. I sort of see the authors point in including the concepts he spoke of, but there was no need to drag the theism section out for 90% of the book. should have only been one or two chapters.

    If I could re-title/subtitle this book, I would call it: "Theism is False, and also here is a little bit of info about big data"

    I know its a long title, but it gets the point across.

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    Liz 13/09/2017
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    "Totally immersive."

    During the first few chapters, I expected to be told how the way of the world was my one choice. By the time I was in the middle chapters, I began to believe the world had many ways and I could choose. The last chapters reaffirmed something I've always known, I'm a small part of the algorithm that creates all our future's, and even though I'm small, I'm still a contributor. Brilliant work Mr Harari.

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    9/10/17
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    "absolutely fantestic"

    such an amazing read. the future presented in a refreshing realistic and some what daunting manner. a must read

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  • Rakesh Gupta
    7/10/17
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    "Insightful and Shocking"

    my first audio book experience... loved it!

    his narrative is bold and unforgiving, forces one to think and take a stand.

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  • sultan
    15/09/17
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    "Great listen"

    This is a very interesting book to listen to I enjoyed the reader. Makes you really think about the world today

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  • Francois
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    14/09/17
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    "The best and most relevant book I have read in years"

    This book is absolutely breathtaking in its clarity and vision and audacity. If any book can be required reading for us living in the 21st century, this is it. Spellbinding.

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  • Anonymous
    12/09/17
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    "Renaissance work"

    loved every moment ...sets me thinking ....amazing scholarship.....Yuval rocks....a must read for policy makers and leaders

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  • RJ
    9/09/17
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    "must read"

    it is a must read, must listen book. I followed it up after Sapiens, which I thought should be a required reading for every human being. homo deus not only outlines the possible future but also explains why it's not prophetic. this book should scare you though.

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  • Hannu Koistinen
    27/08/17
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    "Updates and feeds one's future thinking"

    Yuval Noah Harari's Sapiens and Homo Deus create a good foundation for understanding who we humans are, where we come from and where we are now. Homo Deus gives great basis for active further studies and active participation to our common processes how to use our cooperation abilities, networks, data and AI to overcome our generation's huge global challenges. I recommend both books an Homo Deus for anyone to update one's big picture about oneself and whole humankind. It is far better to work for the better future with good understanding than ancient beliefs.

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  • paul nola
    Auckland, New Zealand
    23/08/17
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    "Excellent overview."

    Excellent overview of the history of how we got to the modern world, current neuroscience, IT and how these will impact our future. Dense data accessibly presented.

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  • Jan-Erik
    12/08/17
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    "Great work on some of the biggest issues facing the future of humanity, life and all concious beings."

    Political and philisopical debates generally overlook the types of issues raised in this book and do so at the perill of becoming irrelevant to what is really going on.

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  • Anonymous
    13/07/17
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    "Brilliant and thought provoking"

    this book coupled with the former "Sapiens" are a brilliant combination of thought provoking books. They have been written in a neutral point of view.

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  • david
    London, UK
    17/03/17
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    "Full of "wow, I never thought of it like that!""
    Where does Homo Deus rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    A really great follow-up to Sapiens. It didn't go in the direction I expected, but Harari, as ever, gives you lots and lots of food for thought!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The author manages to point out parallels in history that seem totally obvious once you hear them, but you'd never have thought of yourself. Then he extrapolates forward in a logical way to reach some very interesting, and sometimes challenging, predictions.


    What does Derek Perkins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Personally I find this kind of non-fiction fascinating, but sometimes difficult to engage with when I'm not fresh. But by listening to it, so much of the hard work of bringing meaning out from the words is done by the narrator, so you can literally just sit back and listen.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    For me, this was one to take in in sections. The chapters are arranged logically and sensibly, and I like to absorb and reflect on one before I move on to the next


    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Adolfo Terrazas de Carvalho
    24/10/16
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    "Second best book I've read"

    it stands just after Sapiens...amazing book! This book should be mandatory at schools, would make the difference.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • m
    24/12/16
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    "Brilliant vision of where we might be heading"

    Brilliant, insightful, well researched and thought-provoking vision of the future of mankind. Disturbing and saddening in parts to realise the accuracy of his observations and logical extrapolation into the Brave new world that may await us.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Alice Watchorn
    15/12/16
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    "Fascinating"

    Excellent book, incredibly thought provoking and challenging. Walks you through religious history to religious future and makes you question your existing prejudices.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • MS F
    UK
    6/10/16
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    "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

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • David
    1/11/16
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    "peak behind the curtain"

    fabulous look into how current society has come to be and where is mostly likely natural course will take it. a must read for an inquisitive mind.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Fiona
    19/09/17
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    "The Most Thought Provoking Book"

    Every human being should be able to read this book and take something useful from it. I will read the paper copy now so that I can mull over the key ideas and thoughts.

    It has riveted my attention and given me more food for thought than any other book that I have read. I also read Sapiens and thought it also excellent both as a history and as a primer for Homo Deus.

    Previous generations could not have grasped the points the author makes, but we, as a generation, are lucky to be able to see backwards and forwards from this point in time. Homo Deus is able to give us some clues as to where we (Sapiens) are in the context of time and keep us thinking. Thanks for a great book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Alban
    LondonUnited Kingdom
    7/09/17
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    "An algorithm of its own "

    I lack the computational power to describe this book.
    You will have no choice but to be educated by reading it, so, the sooner you begin the better chance you will have to join the meaningful conversation. Stop reading reviews and start reading the book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ed
    9/06/17
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    "Very thought provoking"

    Another excellent book by this author. Highly recommended. Some of his ideas and conclusions are difficult to take, but his logic is strong. Making us think was probably his purpose. Although tempting to listen without a break it probably better to take a break after each chapter and reflect on it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Nancy
    GIRVAN, United Kingdom
    5/12/16
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    "One of the finest exercises in intellect"

    and prediction of recent years and recent years count more than ever in our new and never seen before world.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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