Homo Deus

Homo Deus
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Pages: 450
ISBN: 9780771038693
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Release: 2016-09-13
Editor: Signal
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

International Bestseller From the author of the international bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind comes an extraordinary new book that explores the future of the human species. 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 War is obsolete You are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict Famine is disappearing You are at more risk of obesity than starvation Death is just a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?

Sapiens

Sapiens
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780771038525
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Release: 2014-10-28
Editor: Signal
Language: en

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Destined to become a modern classic in the vein of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Sapiens is a lively, groundbreaking history of humankind told from a unique perspective. 100,000 years ago, at least six species of human inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo Sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come? In Sapiens, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical -- and sometimes devastating -- breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural, and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, palaeontology, and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come? Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power...and our future.

Homo Deus

Homo Deus
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Pages: 448
ISBN: 0062464310
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Release: 2017-02-21
Editor: Harper
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780593132814
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Release: 2019-01-29
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In Sapiens, he explored our past. In Homo Deus, he looked to our future. Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today’s most pressing issues. “Fascinating . . . a crucial global conversation about how to take on the problems of the twenty-first century.”—Bill Gates, The New York Times Book Review NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY FINANCIAL TIMES AND PAMELA PAUL, KQED How do computers and robots change the meaning of being human? How do we deal with the epidemic of fake news? Are nations and religions still relevant? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today’s most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future. As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive. In twenty-one accessible chapters that are both provocative and profound, Harari builds on the ideas explored in his previous books, untangling political, technological, social, and existential issues and offering advice on how to prepare for a very different future from the world we now live in: How can we retain freedom of choice when Big Data is watching us? What will the future workforce look like, and how should we ready ourselves for it? How should we deal with the threat of terrorism? Why is liberal democracy in crisis? Harari’s unique ability to make sense of where we have come from and where we are going has captured the imaginations of millions of readers. Here he invites us to consider values, meaning, and personal engagement in a world full of noise and uncertainty. When we are deluged with irrelevant information, clarity is power. Presenting complex contemporary challenges clearly and accessibly, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is essential reading. “If there were such a thing as a required instruction manual for politicians and thought leaders, Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century would deserve serious consideration. In this collection of provocative essays, Harari . . . tackles a daunting array of issues, endeavoring to answer a persistent question: ‘What is happening in the world today, and what is the deep meaning of these events?’”—BookPage (top pick)

Sapiens and Homo Deus The E book Collection

Sapiens and Homo Deus  The E book Collection
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Pages: 816
ISBN: 9780062693600
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Release: 2017-02-21
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Discover humanity’s past and its future in this in this special e-book collection featuring Sapiens—a reading pick of President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg—and its acclaimed companion Homo Deus.

Sapiens Homo Deus box set

Sapiens Homo Deus box set
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0062834312
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Release: 2017-10-24
Editor: Harper
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Featuring Two Exclusive Essays by Yuval Noah Harari: "The Crisis of Liberalism" and "The Theater of Terror" Discover humanity’s past and its future in this in this special box set featuring Sapiens—a reading pick of President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg—and its acclaimed companion Homo Deus.

Summary of Homo Deus

Summary of Homo Deus
Author: SpeedyReads
Pages: 38
ISBN: 9783965085756
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Release: 2018-09-14
Editor: Gatsby
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, authored by Yuval Noah Harari, was published in 2015. The book delves deeply into the past, present and future of the world and humans in light of religion, science and technology. It takes both the past and present into account to forecast the future and highlights the risks caused by artificial intelligence and other technological progress that humans may encounter.

Sapiens a Graphic History

Sapiens  a Graphic History
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Pages: 248
ISBN: 0063055082
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Release: 2020-10-27
Editor: Harper Perennial
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first volume, in a hardcover edition for libraries, of the graphic adaptation of Yuval Noah Harari's smash #1 New York Times and international bestseller recommended by President Barack Obama and Bill Gates, with gorgeous full-color illustrations and concise, easy to comprehend text for readers of all ages. 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? In this first volume of the full-color illustrated adaptation of his groundbreaking book, renowned historian Yuval Harari tells the story of humankind's creation and evolution, exploring the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be "human." From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens challenges us to reconsider accepted beliefs, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and view specific events within the context of larger ideas. Featuring 256 pages of full-color illustrations and easy-to-understand text covering the first part of the full-length original edition, this adaptation of the mind-expanding book furthers the ongoing conversation as it introduces Harari's ideas to a wide new readership. --Wall Street Journal

Summary of Homo Deus

Summary of Homo Deus
Author: Readtrepreneur Publishing
Pages: 62
ISBN: 1690404809
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Release: 2019-05-24
Editor: Readtrepreneur Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari- Book Summary - Readtrepreneur (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book, but an unofficial summary.) Mankind is undoubtedly one interesting species. We have managed to overcome and even come up with solutions to major world problems like famine, plague, and war. This book Homo Deus discusses the evolution of man over the years; from simple-minded beings who believed in God to intelligent man who questions God's existence and would rather rely on Science and data computation to get their answers. (Note: This summary is wholly written and published by Readtrepreneur. It is not affiliated with the original author in any way) "History began when humans invented gods, and will end when humans become gods." - Yuval Noah Harari Homo Deus tells us of the journey throughout man's quest for power as they attempt to become more godlike, and the reasons behind why they could accomplish so much. Humankind has always thought of themselves as more superior than the other species and believed that their existence has great meaning and meant for a higher purpose. P.S. Open your eyes and mind as you learn more about our own species - mankind. As we read along, Homo Deus will make us ponder - Are we really that great as we think? Are we bettering ourselves, or self-destructing? The Time for Thinking is Over! Time for Action! Scroll Up Now and Click on the "Buy now with 1-Click" Button to Download your Copy Right Away! Why Choose Us, Readtrepreneur? - Highest Quality Summaries - Delivers Amazing Knowledge - Awesome Refresher - Clear And Concise Disclaimer Once Again: This book is meant for a great companionship of the original book or to simply get the gist of the original book.

Notes on Yuval Noah Harari s Homo Deus by Instaread

Notes on Yuval Noah Harari   s Homo Deus by Instaread
Author: Instaread
Pages: 22
ISBN: 9781683786962
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Release: 2017-03-14
Editor: Instaread
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

PLEASE NOTE: This is a companion to Yuval Noah Harari’s Homo Deus and NOT the original book. Preview: Yuval Noah Harari’s Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow (2017) argues that human beings have come to a fundamental turning point in history. The great struggles that have defined human existence have largely been won. Inside this companion to the book: · Overview of the Book · Insights from the Book · Important People · Author's Style and Perspective · Intended Audience About the Author: With Instaread, you can get the notes and insights from a book in 15 minutes or less. Visit our website at instaread.co.

Summary of Homo Deus

Summary of Homo Deus
Author: Yuval Noah Harari,FastReads
Pages: 28
ISBN: 1547195010
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Release: 2017-06-06
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book. In his New York Times bestselling book, Harari breaks down the path of humanism, humanity and offers an often bleak look at what the human race can expect in the future. Homo Deus is a truly earth-shattering look at the future of humanity. This FastReads Summary & Analysis offers supplementary material to Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow to help you distill the key takeaways, review the book's content, and further understand the writing style and overall themes from an editorial perspective. Whether you'd like to deepen your understanding, refresh your memory, or simply decide whether or not this book is for you, FastReads Summary & Analysis is here to help. Absorb everything you need to know in under 20 minutes! What Does This FastReads Summary Include? Executive Summary of the original book Brief chapter-by-chapter summaries Key takeaways from each chapter Editorial Review Original Book Summary Overview Yuval Noah Harari predicts a technocratic dystopia that some may find harrowing, and others exciting. She supports her theories by taking a long view of both the past and the future. Skeptics who think a world in which data rules the universe could be anything other than science fiction will be challenged, and potentially persuaded by Harari's arguments. This book will shake the reader's world view and prompt one to not only re-consider her relationship with technology, but also to think critically about narratives of human history. Homo Deus challenges the most fundamental questions of what it means to be human and implores readers to contemplate and take control of their futures before data does it for them. BEFORE YOU BUY: The purpose of this FastReads Summary is to help you decide if it's worth the time, money and effort reading the original book (if you haven't already). FastReads has pulled out the essence-but only to help you ascertain the value of the book for yourself. This analysis is meant as a supplement to, and not a replacement for, Homo Deus.

Sapiens Homo Deus Boxed Set

Sapiens Homo Deus Boxed Set
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0735253404
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Release: 2017-11-14
Editor: Signal Books
Language: un

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A Book Review of Harari s Homo Deus A Brief History of Tomorrow

A Book Review of Harari s  Homo Deus  A Brief History of Tomorrow
Author: Henry Appleyard
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9783668463264
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Release: 2017-06-13
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Literature Review from the year 2017 in the subject Literature - Modern Literature, grade: A, University of Auckland, language: English, abstract: Homo sapiens make sense of the world through stories, contextualising consciences in communication and interaction. This was the premise for Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (2014), looking back at the last 75,000 years of human socio-cultural evolution “to ask big questions and answer them scientifically”. In a similar vein, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow (2015) looks forward, hypothesising on this growing symbiotic relationship with artificial intelligence (AI) as the next stage of evolution. What we see in the Anthropocene epoch is the writing of history and stories shifting to computational processes, narrated by the user/human but plotted by AI.

Machines of Loving Grace

Machines of Loving Grace
Author: John Markoff
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780062266705
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Release: 2015-08-25
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As robots are increasingly integrated into modern society—on the battlefield and the road, in business, education, and health—Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times science writer John Markoff searches for an answer to one of the most important questions of our age: will these machines help us, or will they replace us? In the past decade alone, Google introduced us to driverless cars, Apple debuted a personal assistant that we keep in our pockets, and an Internet of Things connected the smaller tasks of everyday life to the farthest reaches of the internet. There is little doubt that robots are now an integral part of society, and cheap sensors and powerful computers will ensure that, in the coming years, these robots will soon act on their own. This new era offers the promise of immense computing power, but it also reframes a question first raised more than half a century ago, at the birth of the intelligent machine: Will we control these systems, or will they control us? In Machines of Loving Grace, New York Times reporter John Markoff, the first reporter to cover the World Wide Web, offers a sweeping history of the complicated and evolving relationship between humans and computers. Over the recent years, the pace of technological change has accelerated dramatically, reintroducing this difficult ethical quandary with newer and far weightier consequences. As Markoff chronicles the history of automation, from the birth of the artificial intelligence and intelligence augmentation communities in the 1950s, to the modern day brain trusts at Google and Apple in Silicon Valley, and on to the expanding tech corridor between Boston and New York, he traces the different ways developers have addressed this fundamental problem and urges them to carefully consider the consequences of their work. We are on the verge of a technological revolution, Markoff argues, and robots will profoundly transform the way our lives are organized. Developers must now draw a bright line between what is human and what is machine, or risk upsetting the delicate balance between them.

The Fox

The Fox
Author: Frederick Forsyth
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780525538448
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Release: 2018-10-23
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The #1 New York Times-bestselling master of international intrigue takes readers into the bleeding-edge world of technological espionage in a propulsive thriller that feels chillingly real. Former chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service Adrian Weston is awoken in the middle of the night by a phone call from the Prime Minister. Her news is shocking: the Pentagon, the NSA, and the CIA have been hacked simultaneously, their seemingly impenetrable firewalls breached by an unknown enemy known only as "The Fox." Even more surprisingly, the culprit is revealed to be a young British teenager, Luke Jennings. He has no agenda, no secrets, just a blisteringly brilliant mind. Extradition to the U.S. seems likely--until Weston has another idea: If Luke can do this to us, what can he do to our enemies? After conferring with both the American President and the Prime Minister, Weston is determined to use "The Fox" and his talents to the advantage of the two nations. But doing so places the boy on a geopolitical minefield. Adrian must stay one step ahead of multiple invisible enemies, all while finding a way to utilize the most powerful--and most unpredictable--weapon of all. With his trademark research and deep knowledge of the rules and practices of international intrigue, Forsyth takes on tomorrow's threats in this race-against-the-clock thriller.

The Gene

The Gene
Author: Siddhartha Mukherjee
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9781476733531
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Release: 2016-05-17
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller The basis for the PBS Ken Burns Documentary The Gene: An Intimate History From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies—a fascinating history of the gene and “a magisterial account of how human minds have laboriously, ingeniously picked apart what makes us tick” (Elle). "Sid Mukherjee has the uncanny ability to bring together science, history, and the future in a way that is understandable and riveting, guiding us through both time and the mystery of life itself." –Ken Burns “Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee dazzled readers with his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Emperor of All Maladies in 2010. That achievement was evidently just a warm-up for his virtuoso performance in The Gene: An Intimate History, in which he braids science, history, and memoir into an epic with all the range and biblical thunder of Paradise Lost” (The New York Times). In this biography Mukherjee brings to life the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives, personalities, identities, fates, and choices. “Mukherjee expresses abstract intellectual ideas through emotional stories…[and] swaddles his medical rigor with rhapsodic tenderness, surprising vulnerability, and occasional flashes of pure poetry” (The Washington Post). Throughout, the story of Mukherjee’s own family—with its tragic and bewildering history of mental illness—reminds us of the questions that hang over our ability to translate the science of genetics from the laboratory to the real world. In riveting and dramatic prose, he describes the centuries of research and experimentation—from Aristotle and Pythagoras to Mendel and Darwin, from Boveri and Morgan to Crick, Watson and Franklin, all the way through the revolutionary twenty-first century innovators who mapped the human genome. “A fascinating and often sobering history of how humans came to understand the roles of genes in making us who we are—and what our manipulation of those genes might mean for our future” (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel), The Gene is the revelatory and magisterial history of a scientific idea coming to life, the most crucial science of our time, intimately explained by a master. “The Gene is a book we all should read” (USA TODAY).

Homo Deus Summarized for Busy People A Brief History of Tomorrow Based on the Book by Yuval Noah Harari

Homo Deus   Summarized for Busy People  A Brief History of Tomorrow  Based on the Book by Yuval Noah Harari
Author: Goldmine Reads
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780359392629
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Release: 2019-02-01
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Throughout the last century, humans have triumphed over the seemingly impossible and have overcome plague, famine, and war. Harari emphasizes that although this is difficult to believe, humankind has indeed successfully reduced plague, famine, and war from unyielding natural forces into manageable predicaments. The fraction of people today that die from communicable diseases is less than of those who die from old age; the mortality rate linked to complications from diabetes, obesity, and heart conditions is less than of those who die from having too little to eat; and the number of casualties of war is less than the total body count for suicide. Now we must ask ourselves: What will become of humankind? With this much power at our fingertips, how will we protect the world from the self-destructive tendencies of man? We are entering the next part of evolution. We have arrived at the age of Homo Deus.

The Border

The Border
Author: Don Winslow
Pages: 864
ISBN: 9780062664518
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Release: 2019-02-26
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

ONE OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED BOOKS OF THE YEAR NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY Washington Post • NPR • Financial Times • The Guardian • Booklist • New Statesman • Daily Telegraph • Irish Times • Dallas Morning News • Sunday Times • New York Post "A big, sprawling, ultimately stunning crime tableau." – Janet Maslin, New York Times "You can't ask for more emotionally moving entertainment." – Stephen King "One of the best thriller writers on the planet." – Esquire The explosive, highly anticipated conclusion to the epic Cartel trilogy from the New York Times bestselling author of The Force What do you do when there are no borders? When the lines you thought existed simply vanish? How do you plant your feet to make a stand when you no longer know what side you’re on? The war has come home. For over forty years, Art Keller has been on the front lines of America’s longest conflict: The War on Drugs. His obsession to defeat the world’s most powerful, wealthy, and lethal kingpin?the godfather of the Sinaloa Cartel, Adán Barrera?has left him bloody and scarred, cost him the people he loves, even taken a piece of his soul. Now Keller is elevated to the highest ranks of the DEA, only to find that in destroying one monster he has created thirty more that are wreaking even more chaos and suffering in his beloved Mexico. But not just there. Barrera’s final legacy is the heroin epidemic scourging America. Throwing himself into the gap to stem the deadly flow, Keller finds himself surrounded by enemies?men who want to kill him, politicians who want to destroy him, and worse, the unimaginable?an incoming administration that’s in bed with the very drug traffickers that Keller is trying to bring down. Art Keller is at war with not only the cartels, but with his own government. And the long fight has taught him more than he ever imagined. Now, he learns the final lesson?there are no borders. In a story that moves from deserts of Mexico to Wall Street, from the slums of Guatemala to the marbled corridors of Washington, D.C., Winslow follows a new generation of narcos, the cops who fight them, street traffickers, addicts, politicians, money-launderers, real-estate moguls, and mere children fleeing the violence for the chance of a life in a new country. A shattering tale of vengeance, violence, corruption and justice, this last novel in Don Winslow’s magnificent, award-winning, internationally bestselling trilogy is packed with unforgettable, drawn-from-the-headlines scenes. Shocking in its brutality, raw in its humanity, The Border is an unflinching portrait of modern America, a story of—and for—our time.

Summary of Homo Deus

Summary of Homo Deus
Author: Summareads Media
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9798620842308
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Release: 2020-03-03
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Imagine Talking to Another Human from 1000 Years Ago Woah... what does he/she look like? Very often, we are so caught up in our present world that we fail to look into our past and ahead into our future. Homo Deus recounts the course of history and deals with the abilities acquired by humans (Homo Sapiens) throughout their existence, and their evolution as the dominant species in the world. The book discusses many philosophical issues such as the human experience, individualism, human emotion and consciousness. Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari is first published in 2015. Since then, it has been in the bestselling list in the top retailers. Time Magazine listed Homo Deus as one of its top ten non-fiction books of 2017. Here's what you'll discover... --- Chapter 2: Animals and Humans --- Chapter 3: Mind and Mystery --- Chapter 5: Science and Religion --- Chapter 8: Science and Future --- Chapter 10: A New World --- Chapter 11: A New Religion --- And so much more. If you're ready to turn back time to several thousands of years ago and gain some perspectives, click on the BUY NOW button and start reading this summary book NOW! ------------- Why Grab Summareads' Summary Books? --- Unparalleled Book Summaries... learn more with less time. --- Bye Fluff... get the vital principles of a full-length book in a limited time. --- Come Comprehensive... handy companion that can be reviewed side by side the original book --- Hello Facts... we will never inject our opinions into the original works of the authors --- Actionable Now... because knowledge is only potential power ------------- Disclaimer: This is an unauthorized book summary. We are not affiliated or sponsored by the original authors or publishers in anyway. In every summary book, you'll realize that it is a great resource for personal development and growth. Nevertheless, we encourage purchasing BOTH the original books and our summary book as your retention for the subject matter will be greatly amplified.

Physics of the Future

Physics of the Future
Author: Michio Kaku
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780385530811
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Release: 2011-03-15
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Imagine, if you can, the world in the year 2100. In Physics of the Future, Michio Kaku—the New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible—gives us a stunning, provocative, and exhilarating vision of the coming century based on interviews with over three hundred of the world’s top scientists who are already inventing the future in their labs. The result is the most authoritative and scientifically accurate description of the revolutionary developments taking place in medicine, computers, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, energy production, and astronautics. In all likelihood, by 2100 we will control computers via tiny brain sensors and, like magicians, move objects around with the power of our minds. Artificial intelligence will be dispersed throughout the environment, and Internet-enabled contact lenses will allow us to access the world's information base or conjure up any image we desire in the blink of an eye. Meanwhile, cars will drive themselves using GPS, and if room-temperature superconductors are discovered, vehicles will effortlessly fly on a cushion of air, coasting on powerful magnetic fields and ushering in the age of magnetism. Using molecular medicine, scientists will be able to grow almost every organ of the body and cure genetic diseases. Millions of tiny DNA sensors and nanoparticles patrolling our blood cells will silently scan our bodies for the first sign of illness, while rapid advances in genetic research will enable us to slow down or maybe even reverse the aging process, allowing human life spans to increase dramatically. In space, radically new ships—needle-sized vessels using laser propulsion—could replace the expensive chemical rockets of today and perhaps visit nearby stars. Advances in nanotechnology may lead to the fabled space elevator, which would propel humans hundreds of miles above the earth’s atmosphere at the push of a button. But these astonishing revelations are only the tip of the iceberg. Kaku also discusses emotional robots, antimatter rockets, X-ray vision, and the ability to create new life-forms, and he considers the development of the world economy. He addresses the key questions: Who are the winner and losers of the future? Who will have jobs, and which nations will prosper? All the while, Kaku illuminates the rigorous scientific principles, examining the rate at which certain technologies are likely to mature, how far they can advance, and what their ultimate limitations and hazards are. Synthesizing a vast amount of information to construct an exciting look at the years leading up to 2100, Physics of the Future is a thrilling, wondrous ride through the next 100 years of breathtaking scientific revolution.