Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

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Harper #ad - Edition with full color illustrations throughout. New york times bestseller yuval noah harari, returns with an equally original, and provocative book, compelling, turning his focus toward humanity’s future, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, 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. 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 may seem hard to accept, as harari explains in his trademark style—thorough, but, yet riveting—famine, plague and war have been transformed from incomprehensible and uncontrollable forces of nature into manageable challenges.

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow #ad - 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.

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. Official U. S.

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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

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Harper #ad - New york times bestsellera summer reading pick for president barack obama, bill gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.

One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens.

From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr.

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind #ad - Where is this leading us, matt ridley, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, robert Wright, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, 6 maps, and what do we want to become?Featuring 27 photographs, James Gleick, and Sharon Moalem.

. Yuval noah harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70, 000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. What happened to the others? and what may happen to us?Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr.

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21 Lessons for the 21st Century

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Spiegel & Grau #ad - Tackles a daunting array of issues, endeavoring to answer a persistent question: ‘What is happening in the world today, and what is the deep meaning of these events?’”—BookPage top pick. A crucial global conversation about how to take on the problems of the twenty-first century. Bill gates,  the new york times book reviewnamed one of the best books of the year by financial times and pamela paul, kqed  how do computers and robots change the meaning of being human? How do we deal with the epidemic of fake news? Are nations and religions still relevant? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century is a probing and visionary investigation into today’s most urgent issues as we move into the uncharted territory of the future.

In this collection of provocative essays, Harari. 1 new york times bestseller • in sapiens, he explored our past. Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today’s most pressing issues. Fascinating. Here he invites us to consider values, meaning, and personal engagement in a world full of noise and uncertainty.

21 Lessons for the 21st Century #ad - As technology advances faster than our understanding of it, hacking becomes a tactic of war, and the world feels more polarized than ever, Harari addresses the challenge of navigating life in the face of constant and disorienting change and raises the important questions we need to ask ourselves in order to survive.

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AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - The new york times, usa today, and wall street journal bestsellerdr. Is universal basic income the solution? In Lee’s opinion, probably not. But he provides  a clear description of which jobs will be affected and how soon, and most importantly, which jobs can be enhanced with AI, how we can provide solutions to some of the most profound changes in human history that are coming soon.

Kai-fu lee—one of the world’s most respected experts on AI and China—reveals that China has suddenly caught up to the US at an astonishingly rapid and unexpected pace. In ai superpowers, kai-fu lee argues powerfully that because of these unprecedented developments in AI, dramatic changes will be happening much sooner than many of us expected.

AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order #ad - Indeed, as the us-sino ai competition begins to heat up, Lee urges the US and China to both accept and to embrace the great responsibilities that come with significant technological power. But lee predicts that chinese and American AI will have a strong impact on white-collar jobs as well. Most experts already say that AI will have a devastating impact on blue-collar jobs.

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Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

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Knopf #ad - Backed by investors such as larry ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at an estimated $4. 7 billion. A national bestseller***one of the best books of 2018: NPR • New York Times Book Review,  Inc. This book has everything: elaborate scams, magazine cover stories, ruined family relationships, corporate intrigue, and the demise of a company once valued at nearly $10 billion.

Bill gatesthe full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite pressure from its charismatic CEO and threats by her lawyers. In 2014, theranos founder and ceo elizabeth holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier.

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup #ad - There was just one problem: The technology didn't work. A riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.  . Time • wall street journal • washington post • the mckinsey Business Book of the Year"The story is even crazier than I expected, and I found myself unable to put it down once I started.

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Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Through interviews with defense experts, and activists, ethicists, psychologists, Scharre surveys what challenges might face "centaur warfighters" on future battlefields, which will combine human and machine cognition. To what extent should such technologies be advanced? and if responsible democracies ban them, would that stop rogue regimes from taking advantage? At the forefront of a game-changing debate, and cutting-edge science to argue that we must embrace technology where it can make war more precise and humane, global policy, Army of None engages military history, but without surrendering human judgment.

We’ve made tremendous technological progress in the past few decades, but we have also glimpsed the terrifying mishaps that can result from complex automated systems—such as when advanced F-22 fighter jets experienced a computer meltdown the first time they flew over the International Date Line. At least thirty countries already have defensive autonomous weapons that operate under human supervision.

Around the globe, militaries are racing to build robotic weapons with increasing autonomy. He spotlights artificial intelligence in military technology, submarine-hunting robot ships, spanning decades of innovation from German noise-seeking Wren torpedoes in World War II—antecedents of today’s homing missiles—to autonomous cyber weapons, and robot tank armies.

Army of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War #ad - Paul scharre, a leading expert in emerging weapons technologies, draws on deep research and firsthand experience to explore how these next-generation weapons are changing warfare. Scharre’s far-ranging investigation examines the emergence of autonomous weapons, the movement to ban them, and the legal and ethical issues surrounding their use.

A bill gates top five book of 2018A Pentagon defense expert and former U.

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Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

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Penguin Books #ad - With intellectual depth and literary flair, science, Enlightenment Now makes the case for reason, and humanism: the ideals we need to confront our problems and continue our progress. But more than ever, it needs a vigorous defense. Many commentators, religious, or romantic ideologies, committed to political, fight a rearguard action against it.

The enlightenment project swims against currents of human nature--tribalism, demonization, authoritarianism, magical thinking--which demagogues are all too willing to exploit. The result is a corrosive fatalism and a willingness to wreck the precious institutions of liberal democracy and global cooperation.

It is a gift of the Enlightenment: the conviction that reason and science can enhance human flourishing. Far from being a naïve hope, we now know, the Enlightenment, has worked. Instant new york times bestseller a new york times notable book of 2018one of the economist's books of the year"my new favorite book of all time.

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress #ad - Bill gates if you think the world is coming to an end, think again: people are living longer, and while our problems are formidable, healthier, and happier lives, freer, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science. Is the world really falling apart? is the ideal of progress obsolete? In this elegant assessment of the human condition in the third millennium, cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, which play to our psychological biases.

Instead, follow the data: in seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, safety, Pinker shows that life, and happiness are on the rise, not just in the West, peace, knowledge, prosperity, health, but worldwide. This progress is not the result of some cosmic force.

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Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed: Revised Edition

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Penguin Books #ad - In jared diamond’s follow-up to the pulitzer-prize winning guns, globalization, climate change, rapid population growth, and unwise political choices were all factors in the demise of societies around the world, the author explores how climate change, Germs and Steel, the population explosion and political discord create the conditions for the collapse of civilizationEnvironmental damage, but some found solutions and persisted.

Collapse moves from the polynesian cultures on Easter Island to the flourishing American civilizations of the Anasazi and the Maya and finally to the doomed Viking colony on Greenland. Despite our own society’s apparently inexhaustible wealth and unrivaled political power, ominous warning signs have begun to emerge even in ecologically robust areas like Montana.

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed: Revised Edition #ad - Brilliant, and immensely absorbing, collapse is destined to take its place as one of the essential books of our time, illuminating, raising the urgent question: How can our world best avoid committing ecological suicide?From the Trade Paperback edition. As in guns, and steel, germs, diamond traces the fundamental pattern of catastrophe, and weaves an all-encompassing global thesis through a series of fascinating historical-cultural narratives.

Similar problems face us today and have already brought disaster to Rwanda and Haiti, even as China and Australia are trying to cope in innovative ways.

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How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence

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Penguin Press #ad - New york times book review 10 best books of 2018A New York Times Notable Book The #1 New York Times bestseller. A brilliant and brave investigation into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin the active ingredient in magic mushrooms are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book.

By turns dazzling and edifying, the self, it is the gripping account of a journey to an exciting and unexpected new frontier in our understanding of the mind, and our place in the world. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third.

How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence #ad - The true subject of pollan's "mental travelogue" is not just psychedelic drugs but also the eternal puzzle of human consciousness and how, in a world that offers us both suffering and joy, we can do our best to be fully present and find meaning in our lives. Thus began a singular adventure into various altered states of consciousness, along with a dive deep into both the latest brain science and the thriving underground community of psychedelic therapists.

Pollan sifts the historical record to separate the truth about these mysterious drugs from the myths that have surrounded them since the 1960s, when a handful of psychedelic evangelists inadvertently catalyzed a powerful backlash against what was then a promising field of research. A unique and elegant blend of science, and medicine, memoir, history, travel writing, How to Change Your Mind is a triumph of participatory journalism.

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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Fascinating. Mcneill, new york review of books book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Lays a foundation for understanding human history. Bill gatesin this "artful, informative, and delightful" William H. Winner of the pulitzer prize, the rhone-poulenc Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, and the Commonwealth club of California's Gold Medal.

Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history.

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