Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Yuval Noah Harari, "Homo Deus – A Brief History of Tomorrow"

 – Signal 2017. ISBN 978-0-7710-3870-9; 514p.

Read from May 3rd to June 30th 2018

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“Today having power means knowing what to ignore.”

The portrait of mankind I was left with after finishing Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens. A Brief History of Humanity was so gloomy that I have to admit I am ready to believe, with some dark, twisted satisfaction, in the prophecy of its extinction made by the same author in his equally disturbing sequel, Homo Deus – A Brief History of Tomorrow.

As the title suggests, Harari makes some predictions concerning the future of humanity, based on social, psychological, economical and biological facts, all which seem to point to the same direction – the end of mankind as we know it.