Yuval Noah Harari

  • homodeusSince the verbal/language revolution around 70,000 years ago, human beings live within “imaginary orders” such as countries, borders, religion, money, all created by man in order to enable large-scale cooperation between different individual human beings.
  • Humankind’s immense ability to give meaning to its actions and thoughts is what enabled it to carry out its many achievements.
  • Humanism, worship of humankind, putting mankind and its desires as a top priority in the world while basing itself as the dominant being.
  • The threat which technology has over humankind and humanism and the continued ability of humankind to give meaning to its life under new conditions which have arisen and prophesying the coming replacement of humankind with a super-man or a Homo Deus (God-man) endowed with supernatural abilities such as eternal life.

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    Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

    by Yuval Noah Harari

    Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow is a book written by Israeli author Professor Yuval Noah Harari from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The book was first published in Hebrew in 2015 by Dvir publishing as The Brief History of Tomorrow. The English version will be published in September 2016 in the UK and in February 2017 in the US. As with its predecessor, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Harari inspects the course of history while describing events and the individual human experience along with ethical issues derived from history. Homo Deus, as opposed to the previous book, deals more with the abilities acquired by mankind (Homo sapiens) throughout the years of its existence while basing itself as the dominant being in the world, and tries to paint an image of the future of mankind, if any. Throughout the book, many philosophical aspects are inspected, such as the human experience, individualism, human emotion and consciousness. Likewise, the book showcases the current abilities and achievements of mankind.


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