As a lover of IT technology and future ideas, Homo Deus was the first book I took in my hands in the library shop and now I know, it was a great decision.
First things first – if you expect conspiracy or romatic ideas about future, Harari is not that author you are looking for. In every part of the book he asks himself questions such as: What kind of world did humans create? How did humas become convinced that they not only control the world but also give it meaning? or Do animals have souls?
Due to powerful stories from history and huge amount of facts professor of History Yuval Noah Harari brought into his woldwide bestseller I couldn ´t stop reading this book, no matter if I was at work, on the bus or it was 2am. His questions make the reader think twice about what he believes in or how is he looking at today´s reality.
Biotechnology and bioengeneering became a part of our world – unnoticed. The comporations we do not pay much attention are making a step forward every – day and our life as we know today, will be completely different in less than twenty years.
Harari describes how humankind broke The Law of the Jungle and how it took all the power over the animals and planet. He gives several examples of the situations, when the belief in deity made a progress in our history. He descrbes the fact, that all mamalls have feelings, emotions and sensations along with “all kinds of birds, some reptiles and even fish.” How painful is it to keep pigs in cages or impregnate them more than 10 times in a row in their lifetime. He explains, why capitalism cannot last forever or how lab rats, called also “Robo-rats”, obiedently listen to chips integrated in their brains, enjoying it and considerig it as their free will.
If you are looking for a quality literature, Homo Deus won ´t disappoint you. It´ll provide you the view across all the spectres that can create our reality in deep and interesting questions making you wonder, how is it even possible you have not read it sooner.