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“An accessible and wide ranging exploration of the changing lives of homosapiens through the ages” – Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari
Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari, is an accessible and wide ranging exploration of the changing lives of homosapiens through the ages. It looks at history, science and the views of social philosophers. Its arguments provide sufficient background to enable the reader to consider what has been, what is now, and what may happen next.
The book opens by postulating that war, famine and plague – humanity’s central preoccupations for millennia – have been transformed from uncontrollable forces into manageable challenges. Individuals now expect to survive into old age, and many wish to postpone death indefinitely.
Advances in science and technology are offering the possibility that humans may be upgraded. This is already happening with the use…
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