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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow | Yuval Noah Harari
Most readers probably know how it feels when you miss lunch, when you fast on some religious holiday, or when you live for a few days on vegetable shakes as part of a new wonder diet. But how does it feel when you haven't eaten for days on end and you have no clue where to get new morsel of food? Most people today have never experienced this excruciating torment. Our ancestors, alas, knew it only too well. When they cried to God, 'Deliver us from famine!', this is what they had in mind.
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Bibliophilia
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Looong time no see #CurrentRead 😍🖤📖📚 Here we go again!

WorldsOkayestStepMom Is this written in Russian?! My husband was a Russian linguist with the Army for several years and is a history buff. He'd love something like this! 1mo
Bibliophilia @WorldsOkayestStepMom Oh no, this is written in Macedonian language :) 1mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @Bibliophilia ohhh okay! The characters look similar to the cyrillic alphabet to my very untrained eyes! 1mo
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Michaelbmontes
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"This is the paradox of historical knowledge. Knowledge that does not change behaviour is useless. But knowledge that changes behaviour quickly loses its relevance. The more data we have and the better we understand history, the faster history alters its course, and the faster our knowledge becomes outdated." Censorship now is flooding people with info. Knowing what to ignore is the new power"

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Sweettartlaura
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Mehso-so

3 ⭐️

Whereas Sapiens was full of fresh, challenging insights, this felt re-trod. For past/current state, he trots out his own conclusions. And when he speaks of the future, his speculations aren‘t inspired - I‘ve heard them before. 👇🏻

Sweettartlaura He also comes across as naive at points, especially about religion. He may be convinced that God is dead, & that all rational people concur with him. But he‘s naive to think that an idea that has shaped humanity for at least 15 thousand years is just going to dissipate. And he spends no time on what might replace it. Still, Harari is worth your time. And so are the issues he probes. (edited) 3mo
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Pasha
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A history of tomorrow! Halfway trough the book I can honestly say this book is awesome. If you need to understand what might happen in the future and why, you should definitely give it a try!

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Antonsigurdur
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After having read Sapiens, I had bought 21 Lessons for the 21st century by Yuval - after reading the first chapter I realized I had to read Homo Deus first. Wow! Absolutely marvellous piece of literature - Yuval has a phenomenal view on the world. This one I will read again.... and again!

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tsundoker
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Book No. 54

Homo Deus - Yuval Noah Harari

#100BooksChallenge

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JessNevertheless
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Finding myself rushing through this library audiobook so I can move on to something happier. Although I wouldn't say this book is expressly pessimistic, it certainly isn't optimistic either 😕. #audioworking from home today so should be able to finish this read quickly.

LauraJ I‘d take it with a grain of salt. A lot of things in the book are just his thoughts without anything to back them up. 6mo
JessNevertheless @LauraJ Thanks, I'm trying to do that. Can't stop reading though cause they are interesting thoughts 6mo
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athejaswi
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Not as good as sapiens but is a good read.

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BookBelle84
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I don't think I've ever read a book where I've learned so much or that made me think about all the possibilities of the future. I could read this book multiple times and learn something new everytime. There is so much interesting information and ideas told in a easily readable way. I found this completely fascinating and will likely read it again in the future. #highlyrecommend #mustread

manifestsanity Loved this book. Rereading Sapiens right now. Harari is brilliant and hilarious. 7mo
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MichaelK
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Whipped up a soufflé omelette and I'm going to finally finish this book!

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Karlukbey

New technologies kill old gods and give birth to new gods.

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Parvez
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This is a profoundly shocking piece of writing, a tactic which Yuval Noah Harari uses to great effect in getting readers to think about society today. The book is ostensibly about the future of mankind, but really is a means of highlighting how current trends in science, technology, humanity etc may progress and asks if that's really how we want things to go. It's philosophy.

KateFulfordAuthor Excellent review 9mo
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MichaelK
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All day skiing. All night reading (and cooking). Still chipping through my late night read. ✌️ night!

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MichaelK
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Usually I opt for fiction before bed but this is addicting... and concerning. The future of humanity is going to be wild and unrecognizable. 🙈

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MichaelK
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After reading Sapiens I've been itching to dive into Homo Deus! Here 👏 We 👏 Go 👏

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erzascarletbookgasm
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#musicalnewyear #tomorrow
Not read anything by this author, but I immediately thought of this #nonfiction book about humanity‘s future.

Cinfhen Harari is meant to be so good!! Nice choice 11mo
RachelO He‘s definitely on my ‘to read - one day‘ list. 11mo
Cathythoughts Nice one 👍🏻 11mo
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kitabi_keeda
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Listening to the tagged book, however, I have already read it. I really enjoy walking around the #brahmasarovar lake, the central stage of epic #mahabharata. Also, visited the Mahabharata theme based Panorama museum at Kurukshetra.
Thanks, @kaye @Bklover @DarcysMom
#LitsyWalkers #audiowalk

DarcysMom I love your pictures! If looks like a great place to walk! 😁 11mo
Kaye Beautiful. Thanks for taking part with us. 11mo
kitabi_keeda @DarcysMom it is a great place to walk with great historical, cultural and religious significance. I love to spend time here. 11mo
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DarcysMom @kitabi_keeda You are lucky to have such an amazing location close to you. 11mo
Bklover Your photos are gorgeous! So glad you are walking with us!💜 11mo
kitabi_keeda Thanks @Bklover it's a great initiative and will inspire many to join like me who normally walk with an audiobook anyway. 11mo
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manifestsanity
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My favorite books of 2018. Some old, some new. Happy New Year!

Redwritinghood Happy New Year! 🎉🎉🥳🥳 11mo
batsy Happy New Year! The Pullman and Moshfegh books 👍🏽 11mo
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NetteJea
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Zusammenhänge werden einfach erklärt. Harari zeigt auf, welche Wünsche wir Menschen entwickelt haben und wohin diese Wünsche uns führen.

Sacha1 :) 12mo
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DavidThePavid
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Very good

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Aimeesue
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Also on sale today.
#KindleDeals

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manifestsanity
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One of the most fascinating pieces of philosophy, anthropology, political theory, and speculative science I have ever read. This book is also funny as hell. What could have been dry, academic, and crusty is hilarious and vividly alive with examples from pop culture. A mind blowing jaunt through mankind's traumatic history and uncertain future. A challenging and brilliant book that is comedy rather than tragedy.

Trashcanman Great review, I enjoyed it as well. 13mo
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sophierayton
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This is obviously more speculative than it's forerunner, Sapiens, but still very well researched and based in science, like the first.
It was interesting, but I was glad when it was over.

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piyudyaa
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This book!

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bento02
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Pickpick

Maybe not for everyone, Homo Deus makes the case for mankind's next evolution into the information age. Harari points out that technology has grown at such a rate that it has moved mankind towards it's next phase, one that may not easily separate us from the inevitable merging of man and machine. Don't worry it isn't a horror story but one that points to the positive outcomes that may very well outstrip the negatives.

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piyudyaa
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Yes please.

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Andreagao7

According to Turing, in the future computers would be just like gay men in the 1950s. It won‘t matter whether computers will actually be conscious or not. It will matter only what people think about it.

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TheAliceEvers
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I‘m so glad I decided to read his books! I loved Sapiens and this one was even better!

I read an article recently of someone bashing him saying he was depressing to read but I strongly disagree! I thought it was inspiring and engaging and fascinating and thought-provoking in the best ways!

He uses the history of humankind to map out possibilities of where we could go in future and it is scary but engrossing!

Highly recommend!

CouronneDhiver @Trashcanman Have you read this one? I remember chatting about Sapiens. Maybe you‘ll like this too 😊 1y
Trashcanman @CouronneDhiver thank you Danielle. I've been meaning to buy this one. He has another coming out this month too. Tagged. 1y
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Bangbangpuk
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Listening to #homodeus

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usmanajmal44
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Bailedbailed

Just finished reading this book,great read I already read sapiens,that intrigued me so much that I decided to pick up this one too.As expected Harari always shines in giving an ideas of different perspectives and imaginations that stimulate your grey matter and thought process.Though I may not agree with everything he said but the one thing I especially liked about his art of writing is that he gives very interesting examples of topics he tells.

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TheAliceEvers
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My gorgeous view for tonight!

Walking along the beach in West Bay, Dorset whilst listening to my #audiobook

Loving this audiobook so far! I loved Sapiens but I think this one might be even better!

Lcsmcat Wow! Beautiful! 1y
Prairiegirl_reading Is this where they filmed Broadchurch? It‘s beautiful! 1y
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Suet624 It looks just like Broadchurch! 1y
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TheAliceEvers @Prairiegirl_reading @Suet624 It is where they filmed Broadchurch!! 😆 I was actually staying in the house on the side of the hill 😊 1y
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Wannabe_Quijote
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It‘s not only the #gym where I get to listen to my #audiobook. It‘s while #HouseCleaning, too!

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Wannabe_Quijote
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Started a new audiobook. Now that classes start Monday, the #gym is about the only place I get time to listen. #teachersoflitsy #profsoflitsy

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kitabi_keeda
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Finally, started reading #homodeus. After reading #Sapiens, expectations are very high, hope this fulfils the expectations. 👍📖🤓

Parvez It's in my TBR list for a long time. Will read it soon 1y
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Finally back on track 💃💃💃

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MyBookSwapClub
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I love this book so much that I'm re-reading it!

Is there a book, you read multiple times?

#HomoDeus

wanderinglynn Several! I have reread (several times) HHGTTG by Douglas Adams, The Belgariad (5 book series) by David Eddings, the Sherlock Holmes stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, and so many more. 😀 2y
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Gezemice
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Mehso-so

I really enjoyed Sapiens, but this book is pure conjecture. Harari is a great historian, but a terrible scientist. He generalizes trends from subjects he does not understand, especially biology, psychology and computer science. He uses half-truths to support his ideas: man‘s search for divinity, organisms=algorithms, god is dead, AI will take over, etc. He makes you think, as long as you do not take what he says for a fact. ⭐️⭐️/5

GingerAntics I‘ve been looking at Sapiens. It definitely looks interesting. I wasn‘t so sure on this one. When did it become the job of historians to tell the future? That‘s a bit weird. I‘m guessing no matter who wrote it, it would be conjecture in the end. It might be interesting to see how close his guesses were in 20-50 years. lol 2y
Gezemice @GingerAntics I loved Sapiens, he has a gift for seeing trends. But I think this serves him wrong in this book. I do not know too much science, but I do not recall any life sciences declaring that organisms are algorithms, simply that emotions are based on algorithms. And I am in software so know that his AI predictions do not understand how algorithms are written. 2y
Gezemice @GingerAntics I found this book way more interesting. It is not humanity but technology focused, and a lot of fun, with references to pop culture sci-fi: (edited) 2y
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GingerAntics Yeah, I‘ve never heard that organisms are algorithms either. They sound similar, sure, but I‘m not thinking that counts. I know nothing about algorithms, but I guess it makes sense that emotions are similar since algorithms are written by people with emotions. Art imitates life and all. 2y
GingerAntics Hm, that one does sound interesting. I‘m going to have to check that one out. 2y
Gezemice @GingerAntics He means that the latest life sciences determined that our brain functions, emotions, feelings, etc. are based on chemical reactions that have been pre-programmed by natural selection, to help us make decisions. For example, you see a lion, you run away because of fear, instead of searching for the best akternative. But that is very different than being an algorithm. (cont.) 2y
Gezemice @GingerAntics At the minimum, he conflates hardware with software, i.e. body and mind. The other thing that annoyed me to no end was that he discussed the difference between mind, consciousness, intelligence and soul without defining them. I was like, gee, you can use them interchangeably or not, depending on context. (edited) 2y
larah17 I‘ve heard this about his books before, that they‘re hugely conjecture... it‘s very disappointing because they sound like they could have such promise if he had reined it in! 2y
GingerAntics Oh okay that makes sense. So he‘s using the wrong word really. NO NO NO ALWAYS DEFINE YOUR BLOODY TERMS!!! That‘s step one of anything in history. I‘m dealing with one term being defined about as many ways as sources I have, but one or two haven‘t defined and it‘s making my job much harder. 2y
Gezemice @larah17 He has very interesting ideas, so it is thought provoking. But he harps on some pet ideas that are his own invention and presents them as something likely to happen. I have read enough nonfiction to know this is not the case and he is full of BS. But if you want to think, it is good one, although I would recommend Sapiens instead. 2y
larah17 @Gezemice perhaps I will check that one out then, thank you 😊 2y
Gezemice @GingerAntics Yeah. Interestingly, terms he used in historic context, such as religion, he took pains to define. This is what I mean by him being a historian. The parts of the book where he relies on his historical knowledge are good. But he should have done more research if he wanted to include science. 2y
Gezemice @larah17 Have fun! That one is good. 2y
GingerAntics That is really weird. Why only define some of the terms? 2y
Gezemice @GingerAntics Because he knows that one? As Deadpool would say, “this is just lazy writing.” 2y
GingerAntics ROTFL I need to watch that one still. I have no idea how I‘d never heard of it before. 2y
Gezemice @GingerAntics We just went to see Deadpool 2 on the weekend. Really funny but counterrecommended if you don‘t like profanity or graphic violence. 2y
Graywacke I tried Sapiens on audio and quit after about 20 minutes. Something didn‘t feel right, but I can‘t say exactly what. Part of it might be captured in your review here. 2y
Gezemice @Graywacke I liked Sapiens. History is his domain. He has strong ideas and those worked in Sapiens for me because he was an expert. 2y
tracyrowanreads I really enjoyed Sapiens right up to the end, and then I found myself saying "What? Wait, where did that come from?" 2y
Gezemice @tracyrowanreads He needs to stick to the past. 2y
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capus
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Gripping. Such a well written book.

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Foxnorth

Food for thought.

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TheBibliophile
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Reads like a prophecy today. Difficult to believe that it was published in '15.

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LaurenReads
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Extremely disturbing, very interesting and a little sad. I feel like this book got me thinking about a lot of things. #audiobook #nonfiction

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LaurenReads
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When my audiobook mentions Cortana taking over things and my Cortana responds. 😱 a little freaked out right now!!!! #audiobook #machinetakeover

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Love this book
So concerned about future

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TheBibliophile
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Why?

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arka1999
Mehso-so

I expected it to be a bit better.

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Natalia
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Another great book! I really enjoyed reading that. I found Homo Deus engaging, extremely concerning and delightfully promising as well. It‘s a different kind of a book than I usually read but I really liked it. Soon I‘m gonna pick up another one like this.

#homodeus #yuvalnoahharari #febread #czechedition #nomfiction #science #history #anthropology

kitabi_keeda I just finished reading #Sapiens and loved #YuvalNovahHarari's work....looking forward to read #Homodeus 2y
Natalia @kitabi_keeda And I can‘t wait to read #Sapiens , because I haven‘t read it yet😄 2y
kitabi_keeda @Natalia You should have read #Sapiens first because these are in chronological order but you would love it anyway 💚 BTY 21 Lessons for the 21st century is already out.📖📕📔 2y
Natalia @kitabi_keeda Thanks for info!💛💛 2y
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KeeWee
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Should be subtitled “People are Jerks”. Sapiens was outstanding, but this book made me sad and feel like our planet is doomed because of said sapiens. Took me two days to stop feeling depressed. ☹️☹️

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Markblum
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This was a fascinating view of what it means to be human and how that may change in the near future