With the international sensation, critical favorite, and New York Times bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind , Yuval Noah Harari unleashed a global phenomenon. His electrifying debut resonated with notable public figures: the book was lauded by President Obama, Bill Gate, Sebastian Junger, and Mark Zuckerberg.
In this episode we discuss Sapiens , as well as his newest endeavor, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow.
In Sapiens , Harari showed us how the human race came to rule the planet. In Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, he offers a spellbinding glimpse of the (near) future. A future in which the zeal to upgrade humans into gods could threaten humanity's supremacy, meaning, and very existence. And not even rabid science fiction fans will be prepared for Harari's vivid, original, and endlessly surprising vision of tomorrow.
This is the shape of the new world as Harari envisions it, where the gap between those who get onboard and those left behind will be bigger even than the gap between Sapiens and Neanderthals. This is the next stage of evolution.
Dr. Yuval Harari has a PhD in history from the University of Oxford and now lectures at the Department of History, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specializing in world history. His first book, Sapiens, was translated into over 40 languages and became a bestseller in the US, UK, France, China, Korea, and numerous other countries. For additional information, please visit his website (www.ynharari.com), watch his YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/user/YuvalNoahHarari), and find him on Facebook.
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