Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

by Yuval Noah Harari


Curator Reviews

Tom Hanks

As in, all of us, each and every person who every stood erect on this spinning globe.

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Bill Gates

This look at the entire history of the human race sparked lots of great conversations at our family’s dinner table. Harari also writes about our species today and how artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, and other technologies will change us in the future.

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Daniel Ek

One of the most talked about books of the last couple of years, and for good reason. Both sobering and conservatively optimistic in equal measure, it seems even more relevant for us at the moment to learn from our socio-anthropological history.

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Lily Cole

I first listened to this book on a long road trip with friends, and I felt like it carried me in a trance the whole journey. It offers an accessible and compelling understanding of our place in human history: our evolution, revolutions and ancestral shifts which brought us to this moment. Most ground breaking for me, was the argument that the collective fictions to which we subscribe in 2020 - our belief in the supposed reality of say money, corporations, contracts - are not very different to the collective fictions that enabled societies in the past to organize themselves - such as the belief in gods or an afterlife.

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James Whiteside

This provocative work should be required reading as it challenges everything one thinks one knows about the history and future of humanity. I was riveted, irritated, and ashamed. The author's catty tone also makes this an amusing and eye-opening read.

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