Homo Deus: Book summary and reviews of Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari

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Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari

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From the author of the international bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind comes an extraordinary new book that explores the future of the human species.

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the bestselling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. 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 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.

War is obsolete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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"Starred Review. A relentlessly fascinating book that is sure to become - and deserves to be - a bestseller." - Kirkus

"Harari paints with a very broad brush throughout, but he raises stimulating questions about both the past and the future." - Publishers Weekly

"While still appealing to those of a political, historical, or anthropological bent who enjoyed Sapiens, this title will be equally thought provoking to biologists and technological futurists." - Library Journal

"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 (UK)

"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

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Yuval Noah Harari Author Biography

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Yuval Noah Harari has a Ph.D. in history from the University of Oxford, and now lectures at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specializing in world history. His two books, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind and Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, have become global best­sellers, with more than twelve million copies sold and translations in more than forty-five languages.

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