Homo Deus: A History of Tomorrow

Homo Deus: A History of Tomorrow

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. T Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, r...

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Author:Yuval Noah Harari
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Melanie Kirdasi One of those rare books which exceeds expectations. If you enjoyed Sapiens you will want to read Homo Deus, it is possibly the most thought provoking…moreOne of those rare books which exceeds expectations. If you enjoyed Sapiens you will want to read Homo Deus, it is possibly the most thought provoking book of the year. (less)
Adrien Lemaire Although you'll find repetitions between the books, it won't do you much harm, for the volume of information dispensed is too large for one to…moreAlthough you'll find repetitions between the books, it won't do you much harm, for the volume of information dispensed is too large for one to completely assimilate everything in a single read.

I strongly suggest reading Sapiens first, as it'll make you more appreciative of the quality of information taught throughout the book, and will make it more receptive to the predictions divulged in Homo Deus. (less)

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  • Otis Chandler
    Mar 28, 2017
    Sapiens was one of my favorite nonfiction books I've read in the past few years - so I was excited for the sequel. Overall, its very worth it and full of a lot of the interesting high level perspectives and frameworks. But it also lacks the clear structure of a coherent narrative, isn'...
  • David
    Aug 28, 2016
    This is a powerful book by a truly insightful author. I recently read Harari's previous great book, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, and I enjoyed this one just as much. There is so much packed into Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, that it is hard to do justice to the book...
  • Jim
    Nov 28, 2017
    Harari picks up where he left off with Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, a fantastic book that I gave a 5 star review HERE. There he shows where we've been & spends the last chapters asking where are we going. He also asks what is happiness? Both are important questions that h...
  • Ray
    Aug 20, 2017
    This book is sure to give one a lot to think about. Firstly, I?d highly recommend reading Harari?s seminal Sapiens book before delving into Homo Deus. They are meant to complement each other in order to better understand humanity?s past and future. Much of Homo Deus repeats th...
  • Riku Sayuj
    Oct 12, 2017
    Homo Obsoletus The audacious first act, Sapiens, ended with a wild and apocalyptic prophesy - that the Sapiens were cooking up the next epochal revolution that will overshadow the previous three: the cognitive, agricultural and scientific/industrial revolutions. Home Deus, the secon...
  • Carlos
    Mar 12, 2017
    4.5 stars actually, this book give us a comprehensive look into the near and distant future . Homo sapiens (modern humans) were able to gain dominance over all of nature because of their ability to communicate and to collaborate with each other and because they could use their collecti...
  • Ram
    Feb 10, 2017
    Now that the Human kind, in the 20th century, has managed to control famine, plague and war, it is ready for it's next challenge. According to Yuval Noah Harari, the main reason that humans have managed to attain such a strong position in this planet is their ability to believe in ...
  • J.L.   Sutton
    Jun 06, 2018
    The title and the premise of Yuval Noah Harari?s Home Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow sounds intriguing; however, not much felt new. I feel like I?ve already heard much of the author?s arguments in other places. So while the various topics discussed are interesting and thought-...
  • Emily May
    Dec 06, 2018
    Excellent again. Harari is fast becoming one of my favourite writers. I didn't love Homo Deus quite as much as Sapiens, but I think that's because the history Harari takes us through in the latter really does read like a very compelling novel. This book explores different themes a...
  • Tanja Berg
    Mar 04, 2017
    "Looking back, many think that the downfall of the pharaohs and the death of God were both positive developments. People are usually afraid of change because they fear the unknown. But the single greatest constant of history is that everything changes." Knowing where we are is a pre...
  • Bharath
    Oct 01, 2017
    Having read Sapiens, I had some idea that there would be new themes which Yuval Noah Harari would cover which nobody else has before. With Sapiens, it was about the agricultural revolution and the binding power of stories. And yes - there are brilliant new themes in Homo Deus as well -...
  • Amirography
    Nov 20, 2017
    A great and ausual book. When considering many more books about the same topic, "how we are going to be", Harari's arguments are more than satisfying and his reasonings are both terrifying and educated. I believe his warnings were the most accurate, I could have found on the topic ...
  • Andrej Karpathy
    Jul 31, 2017
    This book reads like the author read a number of popular science articles, watched some sci-fi movies, attended a transhumanist meetup, got just a bit high on weed and then started writing. ...
  • BlackOxford
    Dec 30, 2017
    Tongue Firmly in Cheek Or The Mormons Are Right Or Evolution Is So Yesterday Or The Problems of Prayers Answered Or Too Much Good News Is Hard to Take Or It Could have Turned Out So Different; But It Didn?t Or All Thoughts and Feelings Are Algorithms; Except This One Or...
  • Anastasia
    Sep 09, 2016
    Shocking. Entertaining. Incredibly thoughtful. Freaking fantastic! One of the most informative books I have ever read. I think Homo Deus poses some excellent questions that make you question your existence. Why do we think of ourselves as superior to all other life forms. Why do we ...
  • Safat
    Sep 17, 2016
    We are not so taken aback when we hear computer programs can beat human chess masters. After all, computers are far more efficient calculators than humans, and chess can be broken down to calculations (In fact, nowadays chess masters don't stand a chance against present day computer Ch...
  • Brian Yahn
    Nov 21, 2017
    Sapiens was a great book in that it explained, briefly, what you need to know to understand humans today. Homo Deus attempts to do the same thing, but for the future. It let's you know the important technical advances that could have huge implications to society: specifically techno...
  • Darwin8u
    Mar 24, 2017
    ?Every day millions of people decide to grant their smartphone a bit more control over their lives or try a new and more effective antidepressant drug. In pursuit of health, happiness and power, humans will gradually change first one of their features and then another, and another, u...
  • André Oliveira
    Apr 12, 2018
    So good and scary at the same time! ...
  • Sean Barrs the Bookdragon
    Mar 17, 2019
    Homo Deus is not quite as factual and cohesive as Sapiens. It falls into the realm of speculation rather than trying to organise and make sense of the world. Sapiens was fantastic because it was almost like a novelisation of human history. It was dramatic and loaded with exciting r...
  • Emma
    Aug 29, 2016
    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, hu...
  • Manuel Antão
    Dec 20, 2017
    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. Reiterated Popperian Non-Fiction: "Homo Deus - A Brief History of Tomorrow" by Yuval Noah Harari When I was little, I believed (sort of) that Santa Claus existed. It was a working hypothesis that worked, and I didn't...
  • Bianca
    Feb 03, 2019
    Mind-blowing! What an interesting, compelling, thought-provoking and, yeah, kind of scary book. After finishing it, I'm both elated and anxious. Homo Deus (what a perfect title) was complex and it covered a lot of things, but it is especially trying to decipher where the humanity ...
  • Nir
    Jun 05, 2016
    Harari is a fantastic historian: he writes effortlessly and fascinatingly about historic trends, and has a great big picture perspective of the revolutions and contexts of historical progression. Harari, however, is not a good futurologist and an absolutely terrible cognitive scient...
  • Cj Dufficy
    Oct 07, 2016
    Certainly a disappointment when compared to Sapiens. The insights were generally already well presented in the earlier book. The section on animal lives is not convincingly warranted for inclusion but more obviously just a passion for the author leading me to feel I was being preached ...
  • Louise Wilson
    Aug 24, 2016
    A brief history of tomorrow brings us an insight of the authors focus towards humanity's future and quest to upgrade humans into Gods. Humankind has been able to rein in famine, plague and war. For the first time ever more people die from eating too much than from eating to little. ...
  • Weronika
    Dec 07, 2016
    The book is hugely disappointing. A year or so ago I read an interview with Harari on this book, which was still work in progress, and I found his views on biological inequality (and, to a lesser extent, the decoupling of intelligence from consciousness) very insightful. Actually, it w...
  • Tudor Vlad
    Jun 19, 2017
    I?ve only read one other book written by Yuval Noah Harari and that was Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, this follows in the steps of that to the point that it seems more like a sequel even if they can be read in whatever order you wish. Just as Sapiens, Homo Deus is a gripping...
  • Simon Clark
    Jul 01, 2019
    I was a HUGE fan of Harari's previous smash hit Sapiens, and as such I came into this book with high expectations. Those expectations were met in some areas, and not in others: overall the book is engaging but a shadow of its predecessor. First, the good stuff. Harari's prose is as ...
  • Helen 2.0
    May 15, 2017
    Obviously I need to get a copy of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind because I loved this book. I can't claim to be well-read in the topic of Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, so I'm definitely biased in my opinion that Harari is a genius. Every few pages my copy has lengthy p...