2018/04/21

BOOK REVIEW:
HOMO DEUS BY YUVAL NOAH HARARI

Title: Homo Deus
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Published: 2017
Language: English
Pages: 513
Rating: 4/5


Summary:
In this book, author of bestselling Sapiens, explores what the future might hold for us as humans.


Review:
This was another eye-opening and fascinating book by Harari and I really enjoyed it.

I read Sapiens a few years ago and bragged of how accessible it felt; this book continues that trend. It brings up some really mind-bending facts and theories, but they're never difficult to understand. It shows us with great clarity where science and technology is at these days and what that might mean for the future.

What I loved most about this book is that it really made me think and question how things are now, and the discussions on artificial intelligence, free will and consciousness were absolutely captivating, even if they may have sent me into a little bit of an existential crisis.

I would definitely recommend this book if you're interested in... well, humans and the future. I don't think it's necessary to read Sapiens before reading this but it might be preferable, as it adds a more comprehensive backdrop to it, and I think it's good to take your time with this book, lest you panic and have nightmares about algorithms and the pitfalls of immortality.
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