Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Updated: November 18, 2019

Yuval Noah Harari turns his focus toward humanity's future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.

Favorite quotes from the book:

“This is the best reason to learn history: not in order to predict the future, but to free yourself of the past and imagine alternative destinies. Of course this is not total freedom - we cannot avoid being shaped by the past. But some freedom is better than none.”

“We do not become satisfied by leading a peaceful and prosperous existence. Rather, we become satisfied when reality matches our expectations. The bad news is that as conditions improve, expectations balloon.”

“The most common reaction of the human mind to achievement is not satisfaction, but craving for more.”

“People are usually afraid of change because they fear the unknown. But the single greatest constant of history is that everything changes.”