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In Homo Deus, Yuval Noah Harari examines humanity’s future, offering a vision of tomorrow that at first seems incomprehensible but soon looks undeniable: humanity will soon lose not only its dominance, but its very meaning.

Over the past century, humankind has managed to turn the uncontrollable forces of nature—namely, famine, plague, and war—into manageable challenges. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams, and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century, from overcoming death to creating artificial life. But the pursuit of these very goals may ultimately render most human beings superfluous. We cannot stop the march of history, but we can influence its direction.

Future-casting typically assumes that tomorrow will look much like today: we will possess amazing new technologies, but old humanist values like liberty and equality will still guide us. Homo Deus dismantles these assumptions and opens our eyes to a vast range of alternative possibilities, with provocative arguments:

• The main products of the twenty-first-century economy will be bodies, brains, and minds.

• The way humans have treated animals is a good indicator for how upgraded humans will treat us.

• Democracy and the free market will both collapse and authority will shift from individual humans to networked algorithms.

• Humans won’t fight machines; they will merge with them. We are heading toward marriage rather than war.

This is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus.

--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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"Shows us where mankind is headed in an absolutely clear-sighted and accessible manner" (Jarvis Cocker)

"Even more readable, even more important, than his excellent Sapiens" (Kazuo Ishiguro Guardian Books of the Year)

"An exhilarating book that takes the reader deep into questions of identity, consciousness and intelligence" (Observer)

"A brilliantly original, thought-provoking and important study of where mankind is heading." (Evening Standard)

"Spellbinding… a quirky and cool book, with a sliver of ice at its heart" (Guardian)

"An intoxicating brew of science, philosophy and futurism." (Mail on Sunday)

"Yuval Noah Harari is the most entertaining and thought-provoking writer of non-fiction at the moment. As with Sapiens, you finish the book feeling much wiser" (Matt Haig)

"An exhilarating book that takes the reader deep into questions of identity, consciousness and intelligence… Harari is a naturally gifted explainer, invariably ready with a telling anecdote or memorable analogy. As a result, it’s tempting to see him less as historian than as some kind of all-purpose sage." (Andrew Anthony Observer)

"Sets out with enviable (and alarming) lucidity the massive challenges now facing our species as genetic technologies, AI and robotics alter forever our relationships with one another and with other species. It’s even more readable, even more important, than his excellent Sapiens." (Kazuo Ishiguro Guardian Books of the Year)

"I think the mark of a great book is that it not only alters the way you see the world after you've read it, it also casts the past in a different light. In Homo Deus, Yuval Noah Harari shows us where mankind is headed in an absolutely clear-sighted & accessible manner. I don't normally ask for autographs but I got a bit starstruck & asked him to sign my copy of his book after we'd had a conversation for my show on BBC 6Music. His inscription reads: 'The future is in your hands' - a good thing to remember when such great changes are afoot." (Jarvis Cocker Mail on Sunday) --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN : B019CGXTP0
  • Publisher : Vintage Digital; 1st edition (8 September 2016)
  • Language : English
  • File size : 18364 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 491 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN : 0062464345
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