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Homo Deus

Yuval Noah Harari

5 mins

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Homo Deus illustrates the history of the human race, from our rise to becoming the planet's dominant species to the obstacles we must overcome if we're to continue to thrive.

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Homo Deus

Homo Deus

by Yuval Noah Harari

Overview

As unfathomable as it may sound, humans today are more likely to die of suicide than war, obesity than starvation, and old age than poverty. But having seemingly mastered nature, what's next for the human race? After covering the history of our species in his bestselling book Sapiens, Israeli historian and public intellectual Yuval Noah Harari now turns his eyes toward the future of humankind. In Homo Deus, Harari describes how the narratives we use to make sense of the world have enabled our progress, how they could mark our demise if we're not careful.

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This is the best reason to learn history: not in order to predict the future, but to free yourself of the past and imagine alternative destinies.

- Yuval Noah Harari

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