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Official U.S. edition with full color illustrations throughout.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity’s future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.

Over the past century humankind has managed to do the impossible and rein in famine, plague, and war. This may seem hard to accept, but, as Harari explains in his trademark style—thorough, yet riveting—famine, plague and war have been transformed from incomprehensible and uncontrollable forces of nature into manageable challenges. For the first time ever, more people die from eating too much than from eating too little; more people die from old age than from infectious diseases; and more people commit suicide than are killed by soldiers, terrorists and criminals put together. The average American is a thousand times more likely to die from binging at McDonalds than from being blown up by Al Qaeda.

What then will replace famine, plague, and war at the top of the human agenda? As the self-made gods of planet earth, what destinies will we set ourselves, and which quests will we undertake? Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first 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.

With the same insight and clarity that made Sapiens an international hit and a New York Times bestseller, Harari maps out our future.

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Humans will become Gods

Humans will become Gods

Homo Sapiens humans are evolving into Homo Deus (god humans) with god-like mastery over our environment. They will have the ability to create and destroy life as they wish.

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Immortality and Happiness

Immortality and Happiness

With problems of human survival take the current pandemic for eg, humans will increasingly focus on the god-like pursuits of chasing immortality (wellness) and enduring happiness (wellbeing).

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Growth of Useless Class

Growth of Useless Class

The cost of upgrading the human condition will be expensive and reserved for the super-rich. The others will see jobs disappear as they are replaced by ever more efficient technology.

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Does animals have emotions?

Does animals have emotions?

Living being have gone a process of natural selection for million of years, in which those with characteristics are the one that survives. So, is emotion vital for survival, apparently yes, specially with mammals and birds.

Mammal mothers let the young suckle on their body, the youngters in return feel a desire to bond and stay near them.

In the wild mammals that fail to bond with their mothers rarely survive for long. It is evident that love among mother -infant is required for all mammals.

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Material feedback

Material feedback

Freudian theories argued that relationship between children and parents were shaped by material feedback; children needed food, shelter, and medical care, so they bonded with their parents because they provide these needs.

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Monkey love experiment

Monkey love experiment

In 1950s and 1960s, Harry Harlow conducted an experiment on infant monkeys separated from their mothers after birth. When given a choice between a metal dummy-mother fitted with milk bottles, and a soft cloth-covered dummy with no milk, the babby monkeys clung to the barren mother for all they are worth.

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Why too much knowledge is unnecessary?

Why too much knowledge is unnecessary?

simple Idea!

Knowledge that doesn't make you change your behavior is useless. So, make sure that whatever you read has an impact on you in a positive way. Only then your life is enriched with knowledge.

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Formula for Knowledge

Formula for Knowledge

Experience×Sensitivity

if we wish to know the answer to any ethical question, we need to connect to our inner experiences and observe them with the utmost sensitivity.

E and S build up one another in a never ending cycle.

  • I cannot experience anything if I have no sensitivity for it.
  • I cannot develop sensitivity unless I undergo a variety of experiences.

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YUVAL NOAH HARARI

Modernity is a surprisingly simple deal. The entire contract can be summarised in a single phrase: Humans agree to give up Meaning in exchange for Power.

YUVAL NOAH HARARI

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