Yuval Noah Harari has a PhD in history from the University of Oxford and now lectures at the Department of History, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specializing in world history. His first book, Sapiens, was translated into more than forty languages and became a bestseller in the US, the UK, France, China, Korea, and numerous other countries.
Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity’s future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.
Over the past century humankind has managed to do the impossible and rein in famine, plague, and war. This may seem hard to accept, but, as Harari explains in his trademark style—thorough, yet riveting—famine, plague and war have been transformed from incomprehensible and uncontrollable forces of nature into manageable challenges. For the first time ever, more people die from eating too much than from eating too little; more people die from old age than from infectious diseases; and more people commit suicide than are killed by soldiers, terrorists and criminals put together. The average American is a thousand times more likely to die from binging at McDonalds than from being blown up by Al Qaeda.
What then will replace famine, plague, and war at the top of the human agenda? As the self-made gods of planet earth, what destinies will we set ourselves, and which quests will we undertake? 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? This is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus.
With the same insight and clarity that made Sapiens an international hit and a New York Times bestseller, Harari maps out our future.
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From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.”
One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us?
Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.
Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become?
Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.
१ लाख वर्षांपूर्वी मानवाच्या कमीत कमी ६ उपजाती पृथ्वीवर राहत होत्या. आज फक्त एकच शिल्लक आहे.
आपण पृथ्वीवर आपली अधिसत्ता कशी स्थापन केली?
आपल्या भटक्या पूर्वजांनी एकत्र येऊन शहरे आणि राज्यांची कशी स्थापन केली?
देव, राजे आणि मानवी हक्क अशा गोष्टींवर आपण कसे काय विश्वास ठेवू लागलो?
आणि येणाऱ्या सहस्रकांमध्ये आपले जग कसे असेल?
मानवाची विचारपद्धती, वर्तन, बलस्थाने आणि मानवाचे भविष्य
याबद्दलच्या आपल्या सर्व समजुतींना आव्हान देणारं
एक विचारप्रवर्तक पुस्तक...सेपिअन्स.
—— 康納曼（Daniel Kahneman），《快思慢想》作者
在《人類大歷史》，作者哈拉瑞展現了他「後見之明」的洞見，深刻闡述了「A Brief History of Humankind」。而在這本《人類大命運》，哈拉瑞則改以「先見之明」的姿態，提出三個大哉問，並用他一貫銳利幽默的筆調，旁徵博引，深入淺出，為我們預示了「A Brief History of Tomorrow」！