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Yuval Noah Harari on Homo Deus

In a podcast special Yuval Noah Harari explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century – from overcoming death to creating artificial life

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the bestselling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? In Homo Deus, he examines our future with his trademark blend of science, history, philosophy and every discipline in between.

In this month's podcast we talk with research scientist and author of The Knowledge, Prof. Lewis Dartnell about the impact of Harari's last book Sapiens before speaking to Harari himself about his vision of our future.

 

Homo Deus

Yuval Noah Harari

**From the author of the global phenomenon Sapiens**
**A Guardian Book of the Year**
**An Evening Standard Book of the Year**
**A TLS Book of the Year**

‘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

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the bestselling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. In Homo Deus, he examines our future with his trademark blend of science, history, philosophy and every discipline in between.

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.

War is obsolete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?

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