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  • Homo Deus

  • A Brief History of Tomorrow
  • Autor: Yuval Noah Harari
  • Sprecher: Derek Perkins
  • Spieldauer: 14 Std. und 54 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4.5 out of 5 stars 333
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 297
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 298

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically acclaimed New York Times best seller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity's future and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Felt like a repetition of the first book

  • Von Jonathan Silvano de Sousa Am hilfreichsten 14.10.2017

Thought-provoking and disturbing!

Gesamt
4 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
5 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
4 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 22.08.2018

A fascinating book posing many existential questions for us.
Is the age of Homo sapiens as we know it at an end?
Will we willingly meld together with machine in a transhumanist future?
Will artificial intelligence and human-instigated algorithms take over the galaxy?
Harari spins out various future scenarios that our humanist and capitalist philosophies or religions don't prepare us for.
Used to seeing humans as the apex of creation, as the universe's way of knowing itself as Carl Sagan put it, it's therefore disturbing to read that the universe may be dominated by unconscious algorithms unleashed by their Homo sapiens creators.
At times, Harari repeats himself and I found myself thinking that it could have been a shorter read. Still he livens it up with entertaining examples.
I enjoyed his description of dataism as a new religion. Rather than trying to preserve privacy, we should embrace data sharing, connect up to others with as many devices as possible and give our social, medical etc. data willingly to google et al. Then we'll know who to marry and how to stay healthy... Humanity will become one huge data-processor for the benefit of all. Those refusing to participate will be viewed as heretics...
I still prefered his final chapter of Sapiens on the future as the quality of writing was more literary: dramatic and extremely elegant.

  • Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs

  • A Low Culture Manifesto (Now with a New Middle)
  • Autor: Chuck Klosterman
  • Sprecher: Chuck Klosterman
  • Spieldauer: 5 Std. und 56 Min.
  • Gekürztes
  • Gesamt
    3.5 out of 5 stars 5
  • Sprecher
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Geschichte
    4 out of 5 stars 4

From the kid who brought you Fargo Rock City, the first book in history to garner the praise of Stephen King, David Byrne, Donna Gaines, Sebastian Bach, Jonathan Lethem, and Rivers Cuomo, comes Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, the first book in history to examine breakfast cereal, reality television, tribute bands, Internet porn, serial killers, and the Dixie Chicks.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • hit and miss<br />

  • Von pee yellow Am hilfreichsten 12.05.2016

hit and miss<br />

Gesamt
2 out of 5 stars
Sprecher
3 out of 5 stars
Geschichte
2 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 12.05.2016

Some funny parts but a lot of very US specific references that i didnt get. LA lakers and Boston Celtics as essential American archetypes or representative of deep divisions in US society. TV series saved by the bell...

Tends to go off on rambling diatribes based on long gone pop culture seeking deeper meanings and messages. sometimes works but more often I was left failing to see the point.

Its nice the author reads the book as you get a feel for him and hes quite self-critical which helps puncture some if his more overblown attempts at extracting the meaning of life from low culture.

Overall a good book for holiday reading or WC literature.

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  • A Decent Ride

  • Autor: Irvine Welsh
  • Sprecher: Tam Dean Burn
  • Spieldauer: 14 Std. und 9 Min.
  • Ungekürztes
  • Gesamt
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Sprecher
    5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Geschichte
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

A rampaging force of nature is wreaking havoc on the streets of Edinburgh, but has top shagger, drug dealer, gonzo-porn star and taxi driver, ‘Juice’ Terry Lawson finally met his match in Hurricane ‘Bawbag’?Can Terry discover the fate of the missing beauty, Jinty Magdalen, and keep her idiot-savant lover, the man-child Wee Jonty, out of prison? Will he find out the real motives of unscrupulous American businessman and reality-TV star Ronald Checker?

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • wisnae a bad read but eh

  • Von pee yellow Am hilfreichsten 23.09.2015

wisnae a bad read but eh

Gesamt
3 out of 5 stars

Rezensiert am: 23.09.2015

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