Yuval Noah Harari

Yuval Noah Harari is an Israeli historian and a professor in the Department of History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is best known for his popular science books, including 'Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind', 'Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow', and '21 Lessons for the 21st Century'. His works explore concepts such as the cognitive revolution, the agricultural revolution, the unification of humankind, and the scientific revolution, and discuss how these have shaped human society.

Books

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  1. 1. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

    This book provides a comprehensive exploration of the history of the human species, tracing back from the earliest forms of Homo Sapiens to the modern day. It delves into evolutionary biology, the development of cultures and societies, and the rise of major ideologies and technologies. The book also discusses the future of the species, posing thought-provoking questions about our roles and responsibilities in a rapidly changing world.

  2. 2. Homo Deus

    This book explores the future of humankind, building upon the foundation laid by its exploration of our past. It delves into the potential paths humanity might take as technological advancements and artificial intelligence begin to challenge the very essence of what it means to be human. The narrative posits that as we conquer famine, war, and plague, our focus shifts towards achieving happiness, immortality, and divinity, raising profound questions about our future roles and values in a world where machines and algorithms might outperform us in thinking, making decisions, and understanding the universe. Through a blend of philosophy, history, and future-gazing, the book invites readers to consider the implications of such a future, both exhilarating and daunting.