“The Israeli historian, whose works consistently appear on wonky best-of lists by the likes of Bill Gates, takes on deep philosophies of humanity and ethics, but the stakes of Homo Deus are basic: What’s next for humankind?”
Featured in Time’s Top 10 Non-Fiction Books of 2017.
“Harari presents three possible futures: In one, humans are expendable. In a second, the elite upgrade themselves, becoming a species that sees everyone else as expendable. In a third, we all join the hive mind.”
Featured in Washington Post’s 50 Notable Non-Fiction Books of 2017.
From the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller of Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari comes an equally original, mesmerizing and gripping tale about humanity’s future and the quest to upgrade humans into gods. The novel is called Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow and it is a New York Times bestseller.
A century has passed and humanity has managed in rein in famine, plague, and war, a task that seemed impossible in the past. Humans have transformed incomprehensible and uncontrollable forces of nature into manageable challenges that the race have conquered.
Times have changed and people are no longer dying from eating too little but for eating too much. They are dying from old age instead of infectious diseases. More people are committing suicide than getting killed by soldiers, terrorists and criminals combined.
But now there is a new dilemma.
Humanity needs a new high priority agenda to replace famine, plague, and war. They have proclaimed themselves gods of planet earth and now need to set a new destiny for themselves. What new great task will they undertake?
Homo Deus is an exploration of the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century. Humans have overcome death and has created artificial life, and are left with the fundamental question: Where do we go from here?
We have created our own new destructive power and this is the next stage of evolution. How will we cope?
With the same great insight and clarity that made Sapiens an international, bestselling hit, Harari has mapped out our future with phenomenal success in Homo Deus.
“Spellbinding… This is a very intelligent book, full of sharp insights and mordant wit… 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.” – Guardian