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I read and listen to audible at the same time. I realised that the narration of the book is incomplete. The narrator tend to skip a few paragraphs. Due to this reason, i have to constantly pause the audiobook in order to read the paragraph myself.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
If Homo Sapiens gave me a few different and deeper perspectives about humanity, then Homo Deus really stretched my big picture systematic thinking mind into different orbits.
I can cery well see some of the scenarios discussed here come to fruition- in fact I see many of the trains having left the stations already.
If anything, the book assumes to have figured out consciousness as a mere emergent property of complex networks and algorithms for which the scientific community has no consensus yet. The possibility that human computational powers extend still deeper than the presumed smart algorithms of the future cannot be discarded. In fact, that seems to me to be our only hope of survival as a species.
Excellent book! Really excellent!!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Where does Homo Deus rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
A really great follow-up to Sapiens. It didn't go in the direction I expected, but Harari, as ever, gives you lots and lots of food for thought!
What did you like best about this story?
The author manages to point out parallels in history that seem totally obvious once you hear them, but you'd never have thought of yourself. Then he extrapolates forward in a logical way to reach some very interesting, and sometimes challenging, predictions.
What does Derek Perkins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
Personally I find this kind of non-fiction fascinating, but sometimes difficult to engage with when I'm not fresh. But by listening to it, so much of the hard work of bringing meaning out from the words is done by the narrator, so you can literally just sit back and listen.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
For me, this was one to take in in sections. The chapters are arranged logically and sensibly, and I like to absorb and reflect on one before I move on to the next
19 of 19 people found this review helpful
it stands just after Sapiens...amazing book! This book should be mandatory at schools, would make the difference.
14 of 15 people found this review helpful
It's not often the sequel is better than the original, but in this case it is true. Sapiens was my favourite book until this terrific sequel came along. It reads like a modern day religious text, using logic and a spellbinding account of modern science to outline how we got to where we are, and a outlines a somewhat scary manifesto for our future. Beware Dataism!
Utterly entertaining and undoubtedly brilliant.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
The author basically has a go at explaining just about every aspect of humanity but still manages to bring it back to a very focused point at the end. Really enjoyable to listen to.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful