Read: Homo Deus

Just go get it.

Get this book. I haven’t read Yuval Noah Harari’s book Sapiens, which came out a few years ago but I’m glad I found Homo Deus. This book brings up so many things, ideas, concepts and contemplation fodder I’m not entirely sure where to start. This book delves into the idea that humans have spent much of the past dealing with solutions to famine, plague and war, but now what we have made such major inroads what does the future hold? Well, all I can say is Harari’s presents a range of things that will have you taking mental and physical action. What action? I’ll leave that to you. The future is/could be a very strange thing. Will man become God? Will data and technology rule leaving “basic” humans as items that are no longer relevant or needed? (Hopefully yes so I can get some sleep.) Get it, read it.

I loved this one line. “Today having power means knowing what to ignore.” Read this post from today’s Guardian. I’ve been writing about this very thing for four years. Four years ago people told me I was “anti-technology,” “a luddite,” or “too egotistical” because I didn’t want to share my entire life online. No joke. And these guys in the article are the guys who BUILT this shit. The part about designing for maximum addiction is what I’ve been saying all along. I’m not lumping the tech world with the pharma world in terms of evil.

4 Comments on “Read: Homo Deus”

  1. Sapiens is a must read. This one builds off it. Harari is super smart guy and has a talent for breaking big things down into small, understandable chucks while weaving it all together in a coherent narrative.

    1. Thanks Jim. I had nothing to do with it, but it’s a book that really makes one think and I’m not sure I can give a better endorsement.

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