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Homo Deus

2017 . Science, Life Sciences, Social Science, Future Studies, History . Yuval Noah Harari

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About the book

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Official U.S. edition with full color illustrations throughout. 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.

Year:

2017

Language:

English

Publisher:

HarperCollins

Pages:

464

ISBN:

0062464353 (ISBN13: 9780062464354)

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Reviews

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Anamika Bhandari

1 month ago

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This is an amazing book. It's like stepping into the future. This book really forecasts everything that we have started facing lately. It's a must read.

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Annie Spencer image

7 months ago

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Incredible ideas packed in here - and a continuation of the final chapter of Sapiens - extrapolating into the future of the human race. Only giving it an 8 as it is a bit too long, and hard to get hooked - you have to be full concentration to get through.

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David Williams

10 months ago

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No where near as good as sapiens as it feels like its recycling the same ideas. Read that definitely but i would stop there if I were you.

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Paula Celestino

1 year ago

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Very relevant...especially because the times that we are living in right now are the ones that create paradigm shifts in our world strong enough to transform humanity at the cellular level...AI, UBI, Biotech, Blockchain, Bionics, Sustainability, Surveillance....it’s all part of the new reality that now we can almost touch, which would have taken us decades to get there....like it or not...it will bring humanity great benefits and many new challenges too. It’s evolution and we are all just aiming to survive 🤓📖

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Pippo Puppo

4 months ago

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Definitely one of the most important books ever read. Gives perspective, serenity, curiosity

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Christine Balslev

1 year ago

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The first three and the last three chapters are the best.

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P K

2 weeks ago

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