Yuval Noah Harari

Homo Deus

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Maria Tarakanova
Maria Tarakanovahas quoted2 years ago
The modern world does not believe in purpose, only in cause. If modernity has a motto, it is ‘shit happens
Юраhas quoted4 years ago
Historians study the past not in order to repeat it, but in order to be liberated from it.
Simon Dunlop
Simon Dunlophas quoted2 years ago
You may not agree with the idea that organisms are algorithms, and that giraffes, tomatoes and human beings are just different methods for processing data. But you should know that this is current scientific dogma, and that it is changing our world beyond recognition.
Simon Dunlop
Simon Dunlophas quoted3 years ago
Wilhelm von Humboldt – one of the chief architects of the modern education system – said that the aim of existence is ‘a distillation of the widest possible experience of life into wisdom’.
Anastasiya Matsulevitch
Anastasiya Matsulevitchhas quoted3 years ago
In ancient times having power meant having access to data. Today having power means knowing what to ignore.
Anastasiya Matsulevitch
Anastasiya Matsulevitchhas quoted3 years ago
We have more choice than ever before, but no matter what we choose, we have lost the ability to really pay attention to it.
Adil Nurmaganbetov
Adil Nurmaganbetovhas quotedlast year
The most interesting emerging religion is Dataism, which venerates neither gods nor man – it worships data.
Ania Luss
Ania Lusshas quotedlast year
Similarly, if last year I received an unexpected promotion at work, I might still be occupying that new position, but the very pleasant sensations I experienced on hearing the news disappeared within hours. If I want to feel those wonderful sensations again, I must get another promotion. And another. And if I don’t get a promotion, I might end up far more bitter and angry than if I had remained a humble pawn.
Gleb Sologub
Gleb Sologubhas quoted2 years ago
The most common reaction of the human mind to achievement is not satisfaction, but craving for more
Роман Кирьянов
Роман Кирьяновhas quoted3 years ago
Previous generations thought about peace as the temporary absence of war. Today we think about peace as the implausibility of war.
lshas quoted3 years ago
For the first time in history, more people die today 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 combined.
alohayhas quoted8 months ago
happiness is nothing but pleasure and freedom from pain, and that beyond pleasure and pain there is no good and no evil
b3420524220has quotedlast year
For the average American or European, Coca-Cola poses a far deadlier threat than al-Qaeda.
Nurlan Süleymanov
Nurlan Süleymanov has quoted2 years ago
People are usually afraid of change because they fear the unknown. But the single greatest constant of history is that everything changes.
Alexandra Platt
Alexandra Platthas quoted2 years ago
Eating ice cream is enjoyable. Finding true love is more enjoyable. Do you think that if you just eat enough ice cream, the accumulated pleasure could ever equal the rapture of true love?
Андрей Чугунов
Андрей Чугуновhas quoted2 years ago
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.
Julia Karataeva
Julia Karataevahas quoted2 years ago
is the paradox of historical knowledge. Knowledge that does not change behaviour is useless. But knowledge that changes behaviour quickly loses its relevance. The more data we have and the better we understand history, the faster history alters its course, and the faster our knowledge becomes outdated.
Fatima Baste
Fatima Bastehas quoted2 years ago
In the early twenty-first century, the average human is far more likely to die from bingeing at McDonald’s than from drought, Ebola or an al-Qaeda attack.
Konstantin Savenkov
Konstantin Savenkovhas quoted2 years ago
Marx was certain that the revolution would start in countries that spearheaded the Industrial Revolution – such as Britain, France and the USA – and spread to the rest of the world.
Marx forgot that capitalists know how to read.
Konstantin Savenkov
Konstantin Savenkovhas quoted2 years ago
Some 2,300 years ago Epicurus warned his disciples that immoderate pursuit of pleasure is likely to make them miserable rather than happy
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