Homo Deus - A Brief History of Tomorrow

a brief history of tomorrow

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Homo Deus - A Brief History of Tomorrow (2017)

449 pages

English language

Published July 29, 2017

ISBN:
9780062464316
OCLC Number:
951507538

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"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 …

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Subjects

  • Science and civilization
  • Human beings
  • Modern Civilization
  • The Future
  • History