Past, present, and future of humankind in Harari’s ‘Sapiens’ and ‘Homo Deus’
Harari’s Sapiens and Homo Deus are two thought-provoking books that explore the past, present, and future of human beings. The first book, Sapiens, delves into the history of humankind from the emergence of Homo sapiens in Africa to the present day. The book is divided into four parts that cover the cognitive, agricultural, scientific, and industrial revolutions. Throughout the book, Harari provides a fascinating account of how humans became the dominant species on Earth and how they have created complex social structures and institutions that shape our lives.
The second book, Homo Deus, is a sequel to Sapiens and focuses on the future of human beings. In this book, Harari argues that humans are on the brink of becoming gods, as they gain more control over their environment and biology. He explores various scenarios for the future of humanity, including the potential for immortality, the rise of artificial intelligence, and the possibility of creating new and improved forms of life.
Both books are meticulously researched and written in an engaging and accessible style, making complex concepts easy to understand. Harari’s writing is also thought-provoking, challenging readers to think deeply about the world around them and their place in it.
Overall, Sapiens and Homo Deus are must-reads for anyone interested in history, science, and the future of humanity. They provide a unique and fascinating perspective on our species’ past, present, and future, leaving readers with much to ponder and discuss.