Homo Deus: A Brief History Of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah HarariHomo Deus: A Brief History Of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari

Homo Deus: A Brief History Of Tomorrow

byYuval Noah Harari

Paperback | October 31, 2017

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From the author of the international bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind comes an extraordinary folllow-up that explores the future of the human species. Now available as a trade paperback.

     Humans today enjoy unprecedented levels of power and an increasingly god-like status. The great epidemics of the past - famine, plague and war - no longer control our lives. We are the only species in history that has single-handedly changed the entire planet, and we can no longer blame a higher being for our fate. 
     But as our gods take a back seat, and Homo Sapiens becomes Homo Deus, what are we going to do with ourselves? How do we set the agenda for our own future without pushing our species - and the rest of the world - beyond its limits? 
     In this vivid, challenging new book from the author of Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari examines the implications of our newly upgraded condition, from our dogged pursuit of status and happiness to our constant quest to overcome death by pushing the boundaries of science. He explores how Homo Sapiens conquered the world, our creation of today's human-centred environment, our current predicament and our possible future. And, above all, he asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers?
 PROF. YUVAL NOAH HARARI is the author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, which was an international bestseller published in more than 35 countries. He has a PhD in History from the University of Oxford and now lectures at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specializing in world history. His research focuses on broad questions,...
Title:Homo Deus: A Brief History Of TomorrowFormat:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 8.97 × 5.97 × 1.42 inPublished:October 31, 2017Publisher:McClelland & StewartLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0771038704

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not for me There was some really interesting bits in Homo Deus. And there was some things I just could not agree with, such as the author saying that animals as well as humans do not have souls and that the majority of our thoughts, feelings and actions are based on algorithms!! For example he wrote that dogs get excited when they see their owner come home not because they are actually excited to see their owner, because they don't know or care that it is their owner, they would do that for anyone because it's what's expected of them and they are going by their algorithm not an emotion of happiness to see their owner. To me this is total bullcrap, a dog can tell the difference between a stranger and their owner, and they do have real emotions and feel love and protectiveness for their humans! I also find it hard to grasp that we descended from reptiles. I had so many issues with some of the claims made in this book. The author definitely brings up some really great points on certain subjects, but I find him to be very close minded. If you are someone who believes we as well as animals have souls and real emotions and feelings and that we don't just run on algorithms this book might not be for you, it definitely wasn't for me.
Date published: 2019-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from page turner very informative but a bit repetitive of homo sapiens
Date published: 2018-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read This book is fascinating. A complete sociological and philosophical essay that expands your vision of where the human race is heading. Based on a thorough research and delivered in a more than understandable writing, the author gives us the chance to broaden our vision of the future. A must read after his first book Sapiens. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A great book! Very thought provoking, really puts life into a different realm
Date published: 2018-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Intriguing An interesting premise and extremely thought provoking.................makes you ask yourself all the 'what if' questions..................
Date published: 2018-06-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Great Thinker! Man becomes God through the meshing of biology and high tech data aiding humanity in the quest for immortality. Lucid writing that portrays a fascinating realm of possibilities for future human evolution while portraying a scary future. Great clear writing explaining a complex topic for the masses. Awesome!
Date published: 2018-03-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not so much about the future This book isn't so much about the future, than is an elaboration on social issues of the past and present. Still good thought, but dont' expect this to be a book about the "future"
Date published: 2018-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Great sequel. Very popular. Borrowed from library. Hard to get a copy, so that must mean a lot.
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from nah... let the lizards have a chance to make their civilization.
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harrari Exceptional! A look into the future. Note that the author does not pretend to know that this is how the future will look like, he just said he gave his look into the future his best shot. And how does the future look? Most people will be unemployed since artifical intelligtence will take over their jobs (including medical professionals and lawyers), the gap between the rich and the poor will get bigger. The rich will live over 200 years. Every 20 years or so they will get new limbs, new skin, new hair, etc. Capitalist liberalism will disappear and with it the main idea that human beings are at the center of the universe. Homo Deus means the "human god" which will be represented by the rich class. Pragmatism /utilitarism will be the leading philosophy. The poor are represented by those who are unable to accept and follow the rapid changes imposed by the overdevelopment of artifical intelligence. Not necessarily a positive image of humankind in the future, nonetheless, the author does a great job at articulating it. As a read one can agree or have strong reservations, but it is a very good read!
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes. Everything I wanted out of the 'sequel' to Sapiens.
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book! I have only started reading this book. I have borrowed one from the library, but since this book is so demanding I have to return it before completely reading it through. Just the level of popularity gives you a reason to try it out since it is VERY POPULAR
Date published: 2017-12-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A history of tomorrow I guess I binge-read Harari. I did that with Jared Diamond and wanted to move to Papua New Guinea. It's unfortunate he tries to ram Dataism down the throat of the reader, who has no right to believe in God and that Homo sapiens are soulless beings. His thesis outlines probabilities, not outcomes, making him no George Friedman (thankfully) and no Philip Tetlock (unfortunately).
Date published: 2017-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome! great follow up to sapiens!!
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Over and Over Again I couldn't wait to read this one after finishing Sapiens. Thank goodness I was a little late into it so the buffer time from the first book to this one was perfect. As a forever student of Humanities and Social Sciences I appreciate such an enlightening perspective on humankind. We can predict but we have to take action. We've been seeing trends since the beginning of time yet we make the same mistakes. This is going to be a forever book for me! Great Read, pick it up if you are in need of fresh thought written with such simplicity and intelligence.
Date published: 2017-08-29

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind:"Here is a simple reason why Sapiens has risen explosively to the ranks of an international bestseller. It tackles the biggest questions of history and of the modern world, and it is written in unforgettably vivid language." -- Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel Praise for Homo Deus:“Homo Deus will shock you. It will entertain you. Above all, it will make you think in ways you had not thought before.” –Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking, Fast and Slow“Israeli Professor Harari is one of today’s most exciting and provocative thinkers. His innovative new book blends science, history and philosophy to explore the future of humanity in the face of artificial intelligence and examine whether our species will be rendered completely redundant.” –Cambridge Network“Spellbinding. . . . This is a very intelligent book, full of sharp insights and mordant wit. . . . Its real power comes from the sense of a distinctive consciousness behind it. It is a quirky and cool book, with a sliver of ice at its heart. . .  It is hard to imagine anyone could read this book without getting an occasional, vertiginous thrill. –The Guardian“It’s a chilling prospect, but the AI we’ve created could transform human nature, argues this spellbinding new book by the author of Sapiens.” –The Guardian“Nominally a historian, Harari is in fact an intellectual magpie who has plucked theories and data from many disciplines — including philosophy, theology, computer science and biology — to produce a brilliantly original, thought-provoking and important study of where mankind is heading.” –Evening Standard“Harari’s work is . . . an unsettling meditation on the future. He’s opened a portal for us to contemplate on what kind of relationships we are forming with our data-crunching machines and whether ‘right’ must be determined by empirical evidence or good old ‘gut instinct.’” –The Hindu“[Harari’s] propositions are well-developed, drawing upon a combination of science, philosophy and history. While the book offers a rather pessimistic and even nihilistic view of man’s future, it is written with wit and style and makes compelling reading.” –iNews