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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.

Over the past century, humankind has managed to do the impossible and rein in famine, plague, and war. This may seem hard to accept, but as Harari explains in his trademark style - thorough yet riveting - famine, plague, and war have been transformed from incomprehensible and uncontrollable forces of nature into manageable challenges. For the first time ever, more people die from eating too much than from eating too little; more people die from old age than from infectious diseases; and more people commit suicide than are killed by soldiers, terrorists, and criminals put together. The average American is 1,000 times more likely to die from binging at McDonalds than from being blown up by Al Qaeda.

What then will replace famine, plague, and war at the top of the human agenda? As the self-made gods of planet Earth, what destinies will we set ourselves, and which quests will we undertake? 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.

With the same insight and clarity that made Sapiens an international hit and a New York Times best seller, Harari maps out our future.

©2017 Yuval Noah Harari (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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"Derek Perkins narrates the audiobook with an authentic excitement that engages listeners... Science enthusiasts will undoubtedly devour this audiobook, while others may wish Perkins had taught their high school science class." ( AudioFile)

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Felt like a repetition of the first book

The book is interesting but not as impacting as the first one. Narrator is great.

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Eine gelingene Fortsetzung und Analyse

Ein absolutes Muss für alle, die sich für die Welt, in der wir leben wollen und leben werden, interessieren.

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Powerful and gripping!!

Sapiens was always going to be a hard act to follow, but the author was able to not only outline our current evolutionary trajectory, but also provide a well thought out perspective of our current collective state and in so doing marrying what might be (the future) with the past and our present. Overall, an excellent book and yet another gripping performance by the narrator- definitely a must read!!!

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Exciting and eye-opening

The book touches on many important subjects, and vulgarizes scientific findings and references to ensure a good general understanding. I did enjoy the references and examples the author uses to highlight his points. Great read overall.

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Thanks for increasing the awareness

This book should only be read or listened to by those who have an optimistic view on the future and/or think they have the power to shape the future to the better.
The scenarios discussed in this book require some digestion - they will help to rethink current behaviours of our species.

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Thought-provoking and disturbing!

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.

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Looking for food for thought?

Then this is a great book.
I still, as in the first book, have to object to the very vague definition of "religion" but I do understand the author's reasons do do so and have to say: This book is worth a good time of listening to for hours.
Enjoy.
Oh, and yes, it's about time we become the Borg.

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Probably the best book I’ve ever read

A must-read for everyone! Incredibly useful for planning ones own future and thought provoking

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Best and most thought providing book I've read

Seems to be extremely well researched. The author is making some highly interesting and bold predictions that seem very realistic. I loved it!

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Disappointed

The first book was brilliant, such a refreshing point of view. The “future” predictions are just a nightmare scenario in my eyes. Couldn’t finish the second captor...