Yuval Noah Harari, writer of the critically acclaimed New York Occasions finest vendor and worldwide phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally authentic, compelling, and provocative ebook, turning his focus towards humanity’s future and our quest to improve people into gods. Over the previous century, humankind has managed to do the unattainable and rein in famine, plague, and warfare. This will likely appear arduous to just accept, however as Harari explains in his trademark fashion – thorough but riveting – famine, plague, and warfare have been reworked from incomprehensible and uncontrollable forces of nature into manageable challenges. For the primary time ever, extra individuals die from consuming an excessive amount of than from consuming too little; extra individuals die from outdated age than from infectious illnesses; and extra individuals commit suicide than are killed by troopers, terrorists, and criminals put collectively. The common American is 1,000 instances extra prone to die from binging at McDonalds than from being blown up by Al Qaeda. What then will substitute famine, plague, and warfare on the high of the human agenda? Because the self-made gods of planet Earth, what destinies will we set ourselves, and which quests will we undertake? Homo Deus explores the tasks, desires, and nightmares that may form the twenty first century – from overcoming dying to creating synthetic life. It asks the elemental questions: The place can we go from right here? And the way will we shield this fragile world from our personal harmful powers? That is the subsequent stage of evolution. That is Homo Deus. With the identical perception and readability that made Sapiens a world hit and a New York Occasions finest vendor, Harari maps out our future.
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