" 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
Kurztext / Annotation
In this vivid, challenging new book, the bestselling author of SAPIENS examines the implications of our newly acquired divine capabilities, from our desperate pursuit of happiness to our dogged quest for immortality. He explores howHomo Sapiensconquered the world, our current predicament and our possible futures. He asks, how do we avoid destruction, and what new world should we create?
From the author of the number 1 global bestseller Sapiens
The Top Ten Sunday Times Bestseller
Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus shows us where we're going.
War is obsolete.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?
Yuval Noah Harari, author of the bestselling phenomenon Sapiens envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. 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?
'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