What Does the Future Hold for Humans? The must-read summary of ‘Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow’, by Yuval Noah Harari. For most of history, humans were preoccupied with three problems: famines, plagues, and wars. As we enter the 21st century, we realize these problems are no longer uncontrollable. They have become manageable challenges. We know what we must do to reduce mortality from starvation, disease, and violence. The human agenda for the next few decades are immortality, happiness, and divinity. We will upgrade humans into gods and turn Homo sapiens into Homo deus. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams, and nightmares that will shape the 21st century. It takes a deeper look at the relationship between Homo sapiens and other animals, trying to comprehend what makes our species so special. It explains how Homo sapiens comes to believe in the humanist creed. Based on the deeper understanding of humankind and of the humanist creed, it describes our current predicament and our futures. This guide includes:
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