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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War is obsolete.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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Thought provoking.

A good read that offers some thought provoking suggestions on where data could take Sapiens in the future.

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Interesting and Insufficient

The book reveals exciting points. Some of which are shocking. However, it is obvious the author does not have any rigorous background in mathematics, logic, statistics, data analysis, psychology, and neuroscience. In many parts of the book, the lack of sufficient logical knowledge leads him to unjustified conclusions. However, I must admit his points are interesting and he knows a lot about history.

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Great book

This book is a must. I read it twice. You will learn a lot about where we are heading as humans, at least in the eyes of the author.

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Not as captivating as Sapiens

I was blown away by Sapiens, it was one of the most thought provoking and even challenging books I have read/listened to. In this book, Harari takes the themes he established in Sapiens and projects them into the future, both near and far. There is quite a lot of overlap between the two books as Harari re-explains many of his ideas from Sapiens, so reading Sapiens isn't a prerequisite for this book.

Harari makes some fascinating arguments in this book, many of which are terrifying. However, it is also highly speculative, so take everything in this book with a grain of salt. If you plan on reading this, I think it's worthwhile to read other books from other futurists as well to get a balanced picture of predictions for the future. On its own it's a rather cold and pessimistic, and it's worth hearing other peoples take on an inherently speculative subject.

Overall I didn't enjoy it nearly as much as Sapiens. As Harari is a historian by trade, I think he was much more talented at writing on that subject. This is still a great book that's worth reading if you don't take it too seriously.

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Amazing book that everyone should listen

I loved every part of the book, it can change your way of looking at every concept and belief you may have.
Chapter 9 is brilliant chapter.

Book narrated very nicely.

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  • SimonK
  • 2019-01-10

A must have if you finished Sapiens !

Good stuff, really nice facts that make you go like really !?! Well narrated and fun to listen only because of human curiosity.

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  • M L
  • 2018-12-15

awesome

great book. well thought out. I would recommend this to anyone who is wondering whats up with tomorrow.

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  • Joseph Soares
  • 2018-10-15

Fantastic literary work.

A must read master piece and literary work of art that redefines the meaning of enlightenment.

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  • Brittany Richmond
  • 2018-10-01

Fascinating

Easily one of the best books ever written. Thought provoking and accurately imaginative. Derek Perkins does a fantastic narratation.

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  • iman khosravi fard
  • 2018-09-15

Definitely will make you think

Very interesting discussions about our future . highly recommended this book. Now I need to read his latest book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-07-22

A special journey

One of the best books ever written. Mind boggling and eye opening, witty and exciting.
A must to read for all.

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  • Samuel
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.