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Books in brief: Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

By Duncan Bell   November 2016

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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval  Noah Harari (Harvill Secker, £25)

homo-deusHomo Deus is the sequel to Sapiens, Yuval Noah Harari’s bestselling history of humanity. Our species, he argues, has finally tamed war, poverty and plague. Although they still threaten millions of people, they are understood now not as natural phenomenon beyond human control, but as technical problems capable of resolution. Humanity’s next great quest is to overcome death itself. We will try to do so through some combination of…

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