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.
🛫 Discovering Holiday Destinations
There’s no shortage of user-generated content (UGC) on #SocialMedia that keeps friends and family updated and allows users to save a snapshot of their experiences; two thirds post about their holiday on social media, with 4 in 10 posting while on the holiday.
This has a huge impact on vacationers’ decisions. Consumers are actually more likely to discover #travel destinations through content their peers share on social media – whether that’s photos/videos (37%) or recommendations (32%) – than branded travel ads (24%).
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A majority of online consumers around the world claim to buy entertainment (61%) and service (56%) categories more often online than in-store. And while fewer (38%) say they buy durables such as fashion, IT/mobile and electronics more often online, that still outweighs the share (22%) that buy them more in-store, according to a Nielsen study.
States suing Trump Administration over border wall emergency:
– New Jersey
– New Mexico
– New York
WHY YOU NEED TO THlNK DIFFERENTLY TO BECOME A BILLIONAIRE
Average people look for ways to spend money. Billionaires look for ways to invest money.
Average people think a better job will make them wealthy. Billionaires know that a job will never make them wealthy, investment will.
Average people stay away from risks because they might fail. Billionaires know if they don’t take risks, they have already failed.
Average people try to avoid problems. Billionaires see problem as an opportunity to make millions.
Average people prepare for today. Billionaires prepare today for the opportunities of tomorrow.
Average people waste time. Billionaires see time as their most valuable assets.
Average people are always afraid of losing money. Billionaires know if they don’t lose money they cannot be wiser, smarter and stronger.”