New York Times bestselling author Yuval Noah Harari returns with book Homo Deus A Brief History of Tomorrow. The content of the history book is about the future of mankind and the quest to upgrade the gods of man. Over the centuries, famines, plagues and wars have been inexplicable, uncontrollable forces of nature that challenge human society. Which gods can humans overcome those challenges?
Here are the top 3 reviews and comments that readers love about this fascinating book.
Review 1: Homo Deus audiobook by Josh
You really don’t need to read “Sapien” prior to reading this. A large portion of the information in this book was covered in Sapien. If you listen to the two of them back to back, as I did, “Homo Deus” may come off as redundant. Because of this, I found myself drifting off a lot. I’d like to give this another try (maybe in text version) in the near future.
Review 2: Homo Deus audiobook by Gillian
Fun But With A Couple O’ Caveats–
The only reason I’m not giving this a 5-star rating for the story is because this might not be what you think it’s going to be. I thought it was going to be a more humane version of something like Michio Kaku’s “Physics of the Future.”
First of all, I had a blast listening to “Homo Deus”. Harari is a sublime writer, oh so humorous and wry, and Derek Perkins is flawless in his delivery.
But let me say: I haven’t read/listened to “Sapiens”, but I think this book might have quite a bit of the same text/situations. After all, Harari himself says you might’ve heard it before, but one has to know how we got from point A all the way to where we are now. This happens fairly frequently throughout the book. For me, that’s no problem: It was engaging, enlightening, entertaining through and through.
Then there’s the fact that there’s not a whole lot of time given to what may happen in the future. Sure, plague, famine, war and all that have been made manageable and now we’re seeking immortality, bliss, and divinity… but, uhm, how exactly? Harari makes a few suggestions, and you get soooo tantalizingly close to some pretty mind-blowing ideas, but then he pulls back and Wham! “From a historical perspective,” “in the past,” “back in the days of the Crusades,” stuff like that. Back to how we got here.
Okay, that said, this is an utterly delightful book that explains humanism, liberalism, Data-ism, any kind of ism you ever wanted to know about in a profound and witty way. You’ll hear about nanotechnology, genetic engineering, and artificial intelligence. If you like religious studies, history of all kinds, some light science, this is for you. If you want to know why Millennials are the way they are, why the election went the way it did (Facebook, my friends), why we’re into a whole new world with new economic, ecological outlooks, this book is for you.
And if you want to wind up questioning EVERYthing you’ve ever believed about ANYthing, go for it.
And if you want to look at animals in a different light from this day forward?
Harari’s got that too…
Review 3: Homo Deus audiobook by Leigh Beshara
Lefty Brain Washing
The next time I purchase a book by a Communist fool, I’d like a warning. I switched off once I heard him describe Karl Marx as a brilliant economist … really … that’s how you describe a lunatic, classist turd who couldn’t even manage his own finances.
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