Homo Deus

A Brief History of Tomorrow

Paperback, 513 pages

English language

Published July 29, 2017 by Vintage Books.

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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow (Hebrew: ההיסטוריה של המחר, English: The History of the Tomorrow) is a book written by Israeli author Yuval Noah Harari, professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The book was first published in Hebrew in 2015 by Dvir publishing; the English-language version was published in September 2016 in the United Kingdom and in February 2017 in the United States. As with its predecessor, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Harari recounts the course of history while describing events and the individual human experience, along with ethical issues in relation to his historical survey. However, Homo Deus (from Latin "Homo" meaning man or human and "Deus" meaning God) deals more with the abilities acquired by humans (Homo sapiens) throughout their existence, and their evolution as the dominant species in the world. The book describes mankind's current abilities and achievements and attempts to paint an …

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2 stars

This book was marketed badly.
On the surface you would expect it to talk about humanities future, and only about it. (If you are only interested in that, just read this book's prologue).
If you are intrested in what this book is actually about, it is split into three parts:

The first part is just a summary of Sapiens,
The second part discusses the power of sapiens to coordinate using religeon (and ideologies),
and the final part is just the author ranting about how AI and data will replace humanity.