- Paperback: 448 pages
- Publisher: Random House (19 September 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1910701882
- ISBN-13: 978-1910701881
- Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 3.4 x 23.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 97 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #16,857 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow Paperback – 19 Sep 2016
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"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)
"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)
"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)
"What elevates Harari above many chroniclers of our age is his exceptional clarity and focus." (Josh Glancy Sunday Times)
"Sapiens was a paean to humanity’s powers of collective imagination…with darker notes on how these mega-stories might direct our new, transformative, information and biological technologies. “Is there anything more dangerous than dissatisfied and irresponsible gods who don’t know what they want?” was Harari’s closing line. Homo Deus tries to answer that question, with all the pedagogic and encyclopaedic brilliance of its predecessor." (New Scientist)
Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus shows us where we're going.See all Description for Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
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From the consciousness of a chimp who knows to hide his feces so that people come closer whereupon he can fling it at them to value of Bach, from religion to corporations, from humanism to Google's self-driving cars, the book covers a lot of ground. Even if you disagree with the possibilities that Harari poses (and admits that they are only possibilities), there is a lot of scientific evidence as well as socio-economic and philosophical matter on display and for the reader to explore.
The writing is smooth and transitions from one topic to another are seamless and logical. The illustrations are apt and provide much material for thought.
Unlike Sapiens, Homo Deus is geared more towards presentation of ideas and their exploration rather than opting for one inference over another. This, in my opinion, makes HD a better book than Sapiens and allows readers to actually hear out the facts, experiments and possible scenarios that Harari wants them to consider.
At the cost of repeating myself, I think this book is great for exploring different perspectives and the rationale for the same. It provides good information (most of which can be verified, for those who are interested). It is easy to read and understand. The book will 100% broaden your horizon, increase your awareness or introduce you to new thought process. However, at the end of the day, the book is not the truth in itself or the conclusions that it's author derives. It is a tool, that is all. One that I highly recommend.
The book has a good quality cover paper with matte finish. It is a heavy book and it has to be with lovely heavy bright white-hued inner pages with sharp and legible printing. The font size is good and spacing just about perfect. The binding seems to protect the spine well.
For INR 357 at amazon.in from MRP of 799, this 'printed and bound in Italy' book with it's ideas is a MUST HAVE for everybody.
This book is an interdiciplinary approach to how far we've come as human beings, and where are we headed as a species.
Well, it's a very enjoyable and informative book. Contains pop culture references in good doses. Makes you think in ways you've never thought before (eg. Google and Facebook being projected as modern day Egyptian Gods).
If you strongly believe in either religion, socialism or Liberalism, you might be offended. I do not agree to all what the author said, but I definitely respect his opinions provided in this book.
Definitely worth a read
Overall, a definite must-read.
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