Harari is wise not to make any accurate predictions for the future. ‘Homo Deus’ paints a very useful picture of our present and the changes that are happening now. There’s a smart use of analytical and creative thinking in this book that amounts to some fascinating foresight, perhaps.
Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus shows us where we’re going. War is obsolete.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?
Yuval Noah Harari, author of the bestselling phenomenon Sapiens envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. 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?