Homo deus : a brief history of tomorrow /

"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 forc...

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Main Author: Harari, Yuval N., (Author, Translator)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2017.
Edition:First U.S. edition.
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100 1 |a Harari, Yuval N.,  |e author,  |e translator. 
240 1 0 |a Hisṭoryah shel ha-maḥar.  |l English 
245 1 0 |a Homo deus :  |b a brief history of tomorrow /  |c Yuval Noah Harari ; translated by the author. 
250 |a First U.S. edition. 
264 1 |a New York, NY :  |b Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,  |c 2017. 
300 |a 449 pages :  |b illustrations (chiefly color) ;  |c 24 cm 
336 |a text  |b txt  |2 rdacontent 
337 |a unmediated  |b n  |2 rdamedia 
338 |a volume  |b nc  |2 rdacarrier 
500 |a "First published as The History of Tomorrow in Hebrew in Israel in 2015 by Kinneret Zmora-Bitan Dvir. Previously published in Great Britain in 2016 by Harville Secker, a division of Penguin Random House Group Ltd."--Title page verso. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (pages [403]-430) and index. 
505 0 |a The new human agenda -- Homo sapiens conquers the world. The Anthropocene ; The human spark -- Homo sapiens gives meaning to the world. The storytellers ; The odd couple ; The modern covenant ; The humanist revolution -- Homo sapiens loses control. The time bomb in the laboratory ; The great decoupling ; The ocean of consciousness ; The data religion. 
520 |a "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 McDonald's 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" --  |c provided by publisher. 
650 0 |a Civilization, Modern  |y 21st century. 
650 0 |a Technology and civilization. 
650 0 |a Science and civilization. 
650 0 |a Technological forecasting. 
650 0 |a Human beings  |x History. 
650 4 |a Cloth or Hardcover. 
650 4 |a Science. 
650 4 |a Life Sciences - Evolution. 
650 4 |a Civilization. 
650 4 |a Future Studies. 
650 7 |a HISTORY / Civilization.  |2 bisacsh 
650 7 |a SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution.  |2 bisacsh 
650 7 |a SOCIAL SCIENCE / Future Studies.  |2 bisacsh 
775 0 8 |i Reproduction of (manifestation):  |a Harari, Yuval N.  |t Homo deus  |d London : Harvill Secker, 2016  |z 9781910701874 
852 0 |b NewBooks  |h CB428  |i .H368513 2017  |z Given in Memory of Dr. & Mrs. Don W. Worley