From the author of the global phenomenon Sapiens A Guardian Book of the Year An Evening Standard Book of the Year A TLS Book of the Year 'Homo Deus will shock you. It will entertain you. Above all, it will make you think in ways you had not thought before.' Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking Fast, and Slow Yuval Noah Harari, author of the bestselling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind , envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. In Homo Deus , he examines our future with his trademark blend of science, history, philosophy and every discipline in between. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century - from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus . War is obsolete You are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict Famine is disappearing You are at more risk of obesity than starvation Death is just a technical problem Equality is out - but immortality is in What does our future hold?
" An exhilarating book that takes the reader deep into questions of identity, consciousness and intelligence... Harari is a naturally gifted explainer, invariably ready with a telling anecdote or memorable analogy. As a result, it's tempting to see him less as historian than as some kind of all-purpose sage. " Andrew Anthony Observer
Yuval Harari, geboren 1976, ist Professor für Geschichte an der Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Er hat sich auf Universalgeschichte spezialisiert und veröffentlicht eine regelmäßige Kolumne in "Haaretz". Im November 2012 wurde Harari mit 25 weiteren Nachwuchswissenschaftlern in die neugegründete "Junge israelische Akademie der Wissenschaften" gewählt.