Homo Deus : A Brief History of Tomorrow

by Yuval Noah Harari
May 19th 2019 | No Comments

we are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict

we are more at risk of obesity than starvation

 

Above statements gave me a chill and I was sure to read this book as soon as possible. I mean who would not want to know what our future will look like.

 

HOMO DEUS reveals some shocking realities about the tomorrow of mankind. One of our greatest achievements of 21st century is the victory over famine, plague and war. Our ancestors used to see these disasters as a definite event of their life. They blamed god for their occurrence. But today the scenario has changed upside down. We are consuming more junk food than humans of any other earlier century. I loved a line from the book, which is,

“Sugar is now more dangerous than gunpowder.”

 

But wait, this is just the beginning of our predicted tomorrow. Every day millions of people including you and me decide to grant our smartphones a bit more control over our lives. As a result we will gradually change first one of our features and then another until we will no longer be humans. Though knowing this, we are not willing to stop.

 

Today face book is a better judge of human personalities than even people’s friends, parents & spouses. I sometimes think of the direction we are heading. Are we making our lives better or worsening it even more by becoming even less emotional every day? It doesn’t mean that we should not talk about our achievements as the most powerful species on the planet, but this revolution along its way has been taking lives of millions of other species of animal kingdom. The evidence is, hundreds of species of wild animals got extinct as soon as our ancestors stepped on their land. Billions of farm animals today would like to get extinct than live in a hell that we have created for them by keeping their emotional needs unsatisfied. This book leaves many questions unanswered. Even scientists do not what exactly our future reflects.

 

In conclusion I would say it is an amazing and most unique read, a bit slow and language may be slight difficult to catch but Homo Deus is definitely not the one to be left to read later. So what do you think of this book?

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