|By (author):||Harari, Yuval Noah|
|Subject:||HISTORY / Civilization|
|HISTORY / General|
|SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution|
|SOCIAL SCIENCE / Future Studies|
|Publisher:||McClelland & Stewart|
|Size:||9.00in x 6.00in|
|From The Publisher*||International Bestseller |
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War is obsolete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?
|Review Quote*||Praise for Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind:|
"Here is a simple reason why Sapiens has risen explosively to the ranks of an international bestseller. It tackles the biggest questions of history and of the modern world, and it is written in unforgettably vivid language." -- Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel
Praise for Homo Deus:
"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
"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
"It's a chilling prospect, but the AI we've created could transform human nature, argues this spellbinding new book by the author of Sapiens."-The Guardian
"Nominally a historian, Harari is in fact an intellectual magpie who has plucked theories and data from many disciplines - including philosophy, theology, computer science and biology - to produce a brilliantly original, thought-provoking and important study of where mankind is heading."-Evening Standard
"Harari's work is . . . an unsettling meditation on the future. He's opened a portal for us to contemplate on what kind of relationships we are forming with our data-crunching machines and whether ‘right' must be determined by empirical evidence or good old ‘gut instinct.'"-The Hindu
"[Harari's] propositions are well-developed, drawing upon a combination of science, philosophy and history. While the book offers a rather pessimistic and even nihilistic view of man's future, it is written with wit and style and makes compelling reading."-iNews
|Biographical Note||DR. 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. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, published in 2014, has become an international phenomenon and is published in nearly 40 languages worldwide. It was a New York Times top ten bestseller.|
From the Hardcover edition.