Homo Deus (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
528
Utgivningsdatum
2017-03-23
Utmärkelser
Long-listed for Wellcome Book Prize 2017 (UK)
Förlag
Vintage
Dimensioner
197 x 130 x 39 mm
Vikt
490 g
ISBN
9781784703936

Homo Deus

A Brief History of Tomorrow

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**From the author of the number 1 global bestseller Sapiens** **The Top Ten Sunday Times Bestseller** 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 War is obsolete.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? '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
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  1. Fantastiskt intressant
    Carolus, 4 juli 2017

    Välskriven, underhållande och insiktsfull. Själv sträckläste jag mer eller mindre detta gedigna verk, så pass "spännande" är den.
    Det är mycket självklarheter men ibland måste man få självklarheterna förklarade för sig för att man ska se dem ordentligt. Jag tycker att alla borde läsa denna och föregångaren "Sapiens". Om man är intresserad av detta tema på mänskliga kulturer så bör man också, om man inte redan gjort det, läsa Daniel Quinns klassiker "Ishmael"

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"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 * "Sets out with enviable (and alarming) lucidity the massive challenges now facing our species as genetic technologies, AI and robotics alter forever our relationships with one another and with other species. It's even more readable, even more important, than his excellent Sapiens." -- Kazuo Ishiguro * Guardian Books of the Year * "I think the mark of a great book is that it not only alters the way you see the world after you've read it, it also casts the past in a different light. In Homo Deus, Yuval Noah Harari shows us where mankind is headed in an absolutely clear-sighted & accessible manner. I don't normally ask for autographs but I got a bit starstruck & asked him to sign my copy of his book after we'd had a conversation for my show on BBC 6Music. His inscription reads: 'The future is in your hands' - a good thing to remember when such great changes are afoot." -- Jarvis Cocker * Mail on Sunday * "Spellbinding... This is a very intelligent book, full of sharp insights and mordant wit... It is a quirky and cool book, with a sliver of ice at its heart... It is hard to imagine anyone could read this book without getting an occasional, vertiginous thrill." -- David Runciman * Guardian * "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 "It is thrilling to watch such a talented author trample so freely across so many disciplines... Harrari's skill lies in the way he tilts the prism in all these fields and looks at the world in different ways, providing fresh angles on what we thought we knew... the result is scintillating" -- John Thornhill * Financial Times * "Like all great epics, Sapiens demanded a sequel. Homo Deus, in which that likely apocalyptic future is imagined in spooling detail, is that book. It is a highly seductive scenario planner for the numerous ways in which we might overreach ourselves." -- Tim Adams * Observer * "Homo Deus is a sweeping, apocalyptic history of the human race, which reads more like a TED-talk on acid." -- Norman Lewis * Spiked * "Harari is an intellectual magpie who has plucked theories and data from many disciplines - including philosophy, theology, computer science and biology - to produce a brilliantly original, thought-provoking and important study of where mankind is heading." -- Saul David * Evening Standard * "What elevates Harari above many chroniclers of our age is his exceptional clarity and focus." -- Josh Glancy * Sunday Times * "Like its predecessor, which sold in its millions, Homo Deus will have a world audience. Taking over where Sapiens left off, it looks forward to where history, ethics and gargantuan biotech investment might lead us - to the end, Harari thinks, of death, suffering and the very idea of being human." -- James McConnachie * Sunday Times Culture * "A remarkable book, full of insights and thoughtful reinterpretations of what we thought we knew about ourselves and our history... One measure of Harari's achievement is that one has to look a long way back - to 1934, in fact, the year when Lewis Mumford's Technics and Civilization was published - for a book with comparable ambition and scope." -- John Naughton * Guardian * "Harari is an exceptional writer, who seems to have been specially chosen by the muses as a conduit for the zeitgeist... Fascinating reading." -- Stephen Cave * Times Literary Supplement * "This provocative book analyses our present state - and ma

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Dr Yuval Noah Harari has a PhD in History from the University of Oxford and now lectures at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specialising in World History. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind has become an international phenomenon attracting a legion of fans from Bill Gates and Barack Obama to Chris Evans and Jarvis Cocker, and is published in nearly 40 languages worldwide. It was a Sunday Times Number One bestseller and was in the Top Ten for over six months in paperback. His follow-up to Sapiens, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow was also a Top Ten Bestseller and was described by the Guardian as `even more readable, even more important, than his excellent Sapiens'.