Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

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How does one review a book with so broad a theme as human existence?
This book has been recommended to me no fewer than 100 times. I finally picked it up and was not let down. This is a must read.

The book begins with the dawn of man and works its way through the cognitive, agricultural, scientific and industrial revolutions until it reaches today. Chapters focus on religion, capitalism and globalization until it reaches a conclusion about man’s constant search for happiness and eventual immortality. The author argues that those searches will lead to the end of man with a transcendence past our biological limitations. He’s probably right.

Science fiction will become reality.

I loved this book and recommend to anyone who desires to understand how we got here and where we are going.

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