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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. Now, 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 War is obsolete.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?

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Great book and excellent reader

A world of possibilities opening your eyes on where we might be headed to. Derek perkins is a very good reader, good tone, relaxing voice, and knows how to captivate your attention. I prefer this type of books in audio.

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Globalement très bon

Excellent livre qui présente une vision claire et large des avenirs potentiels de l'humanité.

Le début sera un peu long pour ceux qui ont déjà lu Sapiens puisque de nombreux passages ont été repris du 1er livre.

Je regrette également que les scénarios plus catastrophes (écroulement de la finance, épuisement des ressources, bouleversements climatiques etc) n'aient pas été pris en compte par l'auteur mais il me semble que c'est volontaire puisque l'auteur se présente comme un optimiste

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extraordinary!

this book promotes certainely not a materialist paradagm as some critics said.
it rather presents us some major risks if we do not find another outdoor than the current computized world.

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Brain food

This book will give you keys to understand the big subjects of our society, you might not be supportive of every aspects, but it will certainly make you think

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Life changing

Homo Deus has made me question and think about life in a new way. A must-read.

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Deep analysis of what could come

This book really made me think about the possibilities we as human beings have in the near future and although it seems like utter nonsense, technology is already shaping us to inimaginable ways. Everyone should read this book and think about where we are heading as a species.

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What could be the future of Homo Sapien?

This book may be remembered in generations to come, as a ground breaking endeavour in 2016, to understand and explore, where we Homo Sapiens are heading in the next few decades to a century. The author uses lots of recent scientific discoveries in human biology, as well as the ever more sophisticated algorithms developed by IT in an ever more interconnected environment to enhance its ability to analyse data, to support his analysis and propositions. The author looks into many fundamental features that what we, Homo Sapiens think, as our relative superiority and uniqueness. However, as you read through the pages, it dawns to us that this (soon) may not be so, and with the advancement of artificial intelligence, combining with big data, we are moving towards an era we no longer recognise ... This is not a scaremongering book, but one that illustrates the possibilities with as much objectivities as a great scholar could possibly be. A must read !

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  • Muzzaffar
  • 17/04/2017

The book is great but the narrative is incomplete

I read and listen to audible at the same time. I realised that the narration of the book is incomplete. The narrator tend to skip a few paragraphs. Due to this reason, i have to constantly pause the audiobook in order to read the paragraph myself.

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  • Louis D. van Niekerk
  • 25/11/2017

If you want to have your mind bend and stretched a bit, this book is for you

If Homo Sapiens gave me a few different and deeper perspectives about humanity, then Homo Deus really stretched my big picture systematic thinking mind into different orbits.

I can cery well see some of the scenarios discussed here come to fruition- in fact I see many of the trains having left the stations already.

If anything, the book assumes to have figured out consciousness as a mere emergent property of complex networks and algorithms for which the scientific community has no consensus yet. The possibility that human computational powers extend still deeper than the presumed smart algorithms of the future cannot be discarded. In fact, that seems to me to be our only hope of survival as a species.

Excellent book! Really excellent!!

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  • Devis Deogratius
  • 20/06/2018

Intelligence vs Consciousness.

A great read, it relate a lot to Tedmark book Life 3.0. The future is data! I wonder how Yuval Harari feels about data and internet influence in the past US election , it's exactly like how this book predicts our future!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18/06/2018

Nugget Full Material

You don't read this type of book just once. It is a lifetime study material .

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  • Georgiana
  • 06/06/2018

Awesome book

I revisited this book and I found new interesting ideas that I missed the first time. One of all time favorites for me!

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  • Theo
  • 20/05/2018

excellent and confusing

Homo Deus was a book that had to be written. It jogs through hundreds of historical, philosophical, metaphysical, economic, political, technological and psychological issues - skewering them together to present quite a few forward looking possibilities. I liked the way that it was done, but it ends up being a work of literature and not a resource for critical thinking. This is not a criticism - it allowed me to pull back slightly from the hardcore intellectual train of thought and enjoy it for what it is - a story. If the reader is not too critical of the academic and technical positions held up throughout, she will be left with much to ponder about for a long time to come.

The author himself provides the antidote should the reader find herself either furiously opposed to some of the views, or uncomfortably in agreement with some of the opinions - don't take it too seriously. If you do, you might want to take some other things in this world more seriously and that is a slippery slope with no useful outcome.

The story-line is woven together from so many facts - none of which are exhaustively examined so it ends up being pleasant and not hard work to keep track. If you can't make sense of it - not to worry, the author will provide you with a sufficient amount of leading provided you don't mind "going with it" for the time being.

So when I say I would have liked for it to have been better written, I am specifically referring the fact that I like where the book lands in the end and the viewpoint that unfolds. The (sometimes) incoherent turns and cut-backs that the author takes to arrive at this outcome undermines the seriousness of the final realization.

I enjoyed reading it, but had to hold on at times not to become too involved or too uninterested in order to get to the magnificent final conclusions. The nature of the content also does not offer much opportunity for the narrator - who does a fine job of not overdoing the reading, yet doing justice to the story-line and at times technical navigation of facts and concepts.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19/04/2018

Excellent,mind blowing, amazing

Data and logrithm was most thrilling,mind blowing and super duper chappters , Beyond ranking work

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  • Bradley Shaw
  • 19/04/2018

Brilliant

A fantastic follow on from Sapiens. If you enjoyed Sapiens download, read/listen to this book now.

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  • James
  • 16/04/2018

Great insightful book!

Great book with interesting concepts. Incites us to think for ourselves if our current mindset or if it was influenced by others while sharing the impacts of the current mindset to our future with the onset of artificial intelligence

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  • Amrit
  • 25/03/2018

Must For All Homo Sapiens

This book can be seen as a prophecy. But if you don't want it to happen then we will have to make sure that we take charge of Dataism rather than it taking control over us.

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  • doktorFaustus
  • 14/09/2016

Ihr werdet sein wie Gott...

Ich würde dieses Buch jedem empfehlen, der an der Geschichte und Zukunft unserer Spezies interessiert ist. So lobend hatte sich Bill Gates über die kurze Geschichte der Menschheit geäußert. Ich gehe mit dieser Begeisterung in die Verlängerung und darf mir erlauben diese Empfehlung mit Nachdruck auch für den Nachfolger auszusprechen: Homo deus ist ein großes Vergnügen, ein wilder Hörbuchritt. Wenn ich sage flott und witzig geschrieben - der Vatikan als das Silicon Valley des 12sten Jahrhundert - möchte ich damit meine Bewunderung und Freude ausdrücken das ein so scharfsinniger Denker und Gelehrter sich so klar und vorzüglich lesbar ausdrückt. Von den Anfängen unserer Spezies bis zur Geburt des Homo deus.
Von archaischen Opferritualen bis zur transhumanen Singularität. Wie leichtfüßig der Autor Zeit und Raum durchmißt und sich dabei doch immer wieder in prognostischer Bescheidenheit übt. Die Lektüre vertieft das Verständnis für das so erstaunliche Funktionieren großer Gesellschaften und ganzer Zivilisationen. Wie funktionieren Revolutionen, wie ist das Verhältnis von Religion und Wissenschaft zu bestimmen. Was für eine reichhaltige Angebotspalette:Neurowissenschaftliche Exkurse zu Bewusstsein und Willensfreiheit. Tierphilosophisches Werben für Empathie. Herrschaft der Algorithmen.Und das spielentscheidende 1:0 des Mario Götze im Weltmeisterschaftsfinale 2014😊😊😊

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  • Henrik
  • 05/01/2017

The World's most important intellectual?

After having read his book Sapiens, I had to acknowledge that Harari's view or interpretation of the world and mankind had rocked, challenged but also reinvigorated and changed the way I think about it.
Many other thinkers and scholars come to look narrow minded and without visions or clinging to old paradigms - religions in Hararis sense of the word.
In this book he reruns some of his points from Sapiens, but they bare repeating, so that is no problem. Furthermore he does pick up and extends his thoughts about what the future might bring - will it be the end of humans as we know ourselves today, is it a techno-humanist future that awaits or a data driven world run by and maybe also for algorithms.
I think Harari is a must-read!

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  • Otto Ruthenberg
  • 27/12/2016

this author has a relevant disturbing message

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independent thinking

Was wäre für andere Hörer sonst noch hilfreich zu wissen, um das Hörbuch richtig einschätzen zu können?

deep thinker with a quick mind, that interprets our world and future, will shake your humanist convictions and reset you on a dataist future

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  • Jürgen Schmidt
  • Hamburg
  • 23/11/2016

toller Blick in die Zukunft

Zusammen.mit dem Vorgänger Buch Homo Sapiens vermittelt Harari dem Leser mit Homo Deus den Eindruck, dass es doch einen Menschen gibt, der nahezu Alles weiß.

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  • Christopher Iwanowski
  • 05/11/2016

unbelievable

absolute must read for people with a life expectancy of more than 30 years. beautifully written and exceptional speaker

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  • Alex L.
  • 31/10/2016

Amazing work!

This word ist just taking off where Sapiens ended. It's a wonderful journey to understand ideas and opens your eyes to the threads humanity is moving toward.

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  • Andrei
  • 27/10/2016

mind blowing

Similarly fascinating and illuminating as the first book. But leaving your mind in the darkness at the same time.

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  • José
  • 25/10/2016

A Tour de force

the author reviews the history of man and ideas to show a possible future that may not be pretty, but he shows that it is definitely plausible. I enjoyed it from the beginning to the end. A must read.

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  • Marc Dierckx
  • 16/10/2016

A spiritual journey to a future

What will happen to our society when the belief In the rights of the individual would crumble? In this sequel to his book "Sapiens", Yuval Harari takes us on a spiritual journey and shows that progress in science and technology is giving humans God or demi God like features but at the same time is shaking the foundations of our humanist beliefs. The outcome of this revolution still lies in the future, but the arguments about the roads that could lead to this future have a solid foundation and result in a book that is more than just an interesting read.

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  • Spielmaus
  • Halberstadt
  • 09/06/2018

I recommend this book to everyone.

I loved the first book and this is book is a worthy sequel. Absolutely amazing.