Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

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Title: Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Format: Audiobook

Narrator: Derek Perkins

Source: Public Library

Rating: 4.5

“Science advances one funeral at a time.”   We have old ideas that we hold onto but as thing progress, old ideas literally die away.

This book discusses humanity’s push ever forward.  This book will kill your hope in humanity, then restore your hope, only to squash it again.  I do not think the point of this books was to make us hate our humanity.  I think the point of the book was to show us how far along we have come.  And to warn us of the danger of allowing technology to take over our humanity.

Computers know us better than we know ourselves.

 A Facebook algorithm using 86,200 volunteers who filled out a 100-page questionnaire.

Based on 10 of your likes Facebook can guess what you would do better than your work colleagues.

Based on 70  of your likes Facebook can guess what you would do better than your friends

Based on 150 of your likes Facebook can guess what you would do better than your family

Based on 300 of your likes Facebook can guess what you would do better than your spouse

This book spans religion, war, technology and how the world is changing.  Many things in this book were nothing new.  But the well-composed explanation of how he sees the world changing is thought-provoking and great conversation pieces.

 

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