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Author Harari, Yuval N.

Title Homo deus : a brief history of tomorrow / Yuval Noah Harari
Edition Revised edition
Published London Vintage, 2017
©2015

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Description 513 pages : illustrations, facsimile ; 20 cm
Contents The new human agenda -- Homo sapiens conquers the world. The Anthropocene ; The human spark -- Homo sapiens gives meaning to the world. The storytellers ; The odd couple ; The modern covenant ; The humanist revolution -- Homo sapiens loses control. The time bomb in the laboratory ; The great decoupling ; The ocean of consciousness ; The data religion
Summary During the 20th century, humankind has managed to do the impossible: we have brought famine, plague and war under control. Today, more people die from obesity than from starvation; more people die from old age than from infectious diseases; and more people commit suicide than are killed in war. We are the only species in earth's long history that has single-handedly changed the entire planet, and we no longer expect any higher being to shape our destinies for us. As the self-made gods of planet earth, which projects should we undertake, and how will we protect this fragile planet and humankind itself from our own destructive powers? Yuval Noah Harari examines the implications of our newly acquired divine capabilities, from our desperate pursuit of happiness to our dogged quest for immortality
Notes First published with the title: The History of Tomorrow in Hebrew in Israel by Kinneret Zmora-Bitan Dvir in 2015
Translation of: ha-Hisṭoryah shel ha-maḥar. 2015
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Translated from the Hebrew
Subject Civilization, Modern -- 21st century.
Science and civilization.
Future, The.
Technology and civilization.
Human beings -- History.
Technological forecasting.
Philosophical anthropology.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
History, Modern -- 21st century.
Genre/Form History.
Reading nook.
ISBN 9781784703936 (paperback)
Other Titles Brief history of tomorrow