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Publisher's Summary

International best seller

From the author of the international best seller 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 best-selling 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 21st 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War is obsolete.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?

©2017 Yuval Noah Harari (P)2017 Penguin Random House Canada

What the critics say

" 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 )

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Accept minor defects and enjoy this book

I listened to Harari's Homo Sapiens and Homo Deus back-to-back. As for Homo Sapiens, I really enjoyed listening to an audiobook with a reasonably entertaining blend of insights, history, and science. And Homo Devous did not disappoint me in having 15 hours more of that.

There is something I should note though. As I was listening, every now and then Harari talked about a topic that I knew about to a good extent and I couldn't not notice that he spices things up, adds a little drama to the topic or to the history of it, so that what he says is not a fully accurate reflection of the reality. I realized that if he views the topics I know about in that way, he should have a similar, spiced up view about other topics that I don't know much about.

So, as long as you understand and accept that, you will enjoy this book very much.

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mindblown

you definitly need this book .
while walking I felt like sitting in a corner and keep listenning as my mind was questioning everything we ever known

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Good and excellent follow up to Sapiens

Lots to contemplate. Novel topics from different angles. Well worth the time if you enjoy imagining where we are heading.

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Not a sequel, in a delightful way

I believe Harari have managed to escape repeating himself very well in his second book in this series. You can read this book independently from the first one, and still appreciate it. This book is intended to be futuristic, but digs into history time to time, which I found very enjoyable.
As a techie, when Harari talks about data science or singularity of machine and men, I found his elaboration not very technically accurate, but still acceptable. That being said, he adds a deeper and more philosophical layer to his elaboration that I never found in other books on the subject.

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Sweeping story of humanity's past and future

One of the best books I read (heard) in a long time. A bit like Don Carlins hard core history and Kurtzweil Singularity, but more engaging and easier to follow.

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connecting many dots With punctual clarity

An intelligent book making you think. providing good examples and connecting reality, history, theology and many other domains together.

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Profound, essential reading

Homo Deus grapples with uncomfortable, serious questions we must all eventually face. This book challenged my long held beliefs about free will, about the meaning of life, and about the ultimate fate of Homo sapiens on planet earth.

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Exceptional

Both Sapiens and Homo Deus have earned a special place on my bookshelf. Wide in their scope. Bold in their implications. I look forward to referring back to Homo Deus in 20 years to see how near or far Harari was in his predictions. Derek Perkins did an amazing job with narration too. Reminds me of the Kurzgesagt guy lol. His narration is very easy on the ears.

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A mindbending read

The argumentative is well built and well vulgarised.Makes you questions our society and the path it's choosing. Loved this book.

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Awesome!!

Amazing book.....will make you rethink what you use to believe in ......and will leave with more questions than answers.

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  • Kate
  • 2018-07-13

Brilliantly uncomfortable

Everytime I thought I had figured out Harari's angle, he took yet another tack. This book dismantles belief-systems.

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  • Simon
  • 2018-06-14

fantastic book!

i need at least 15 words for this review. here is my 15 words review.

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  • Jean
  • 2018-06-14

Wow!

The most interesting string of thought I have come over in a long time. This is a must listen to book!

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  • Ian R. Graham
  • 2018-03-28

Excellent discussion on what humans will become

How humans will change and evolve in the information age. impeccably researched and structured. Very insightful.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-11-28

A must read for ever human today

In order to facilitate conversations about where we as a species are going we need some basic understanding of where we have been and what may come to pass. This book provides that outline in an uncontroversial way, like the authors previous book, this book can change your perspective from a human centric viewpoint to understanding our species from something more akin to the third person perspective. This wasn't what I was use to thinking like, and I am grateful for the read.

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  • Shawn B Envik
  • 2017-09-28

Fantastic Insight

This is a great book about where humans are going and what to expect along the way. Interesting and insightful questions are asked from multiple perspectives which should make even the harshest skeptic think about their position and ideas.

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  • brian fellows
  • 2017-12-22

If you don't mind digging, you'll find the gold.

I absolutely loved chapters 8 through to the end and this book was worth the ideas in there. The rest of the book for me got into far too many specifics about ancient cultures that were not only boring but far too specific and drawn out, all for the sake of leading to ideas that weren't worth the grind. I understand this author felt the need to legitimize his speculations by demonstrating that he did do research and intelligently constructed his conclusions but it results in a strange combination between fun/informative and an obscure history lesson you never wanted.

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