A review by jonas_gehrlein
Homo Deus: A History of Tomorrow, by Yuval Noah Harari
The book as a whole have several problems that all stem from being really broad in scope. Some of the examples like IBM`s Watson and sabermetricans overvalue the gain from computerization. Where there Watson hasn`t really had any big effect on medicine and the best results come from combination from coaches and sabermetricans. The history parts suffer from the author trying to put his frame down over the past. The automation of work does also not currently happen at a scale larger than prior automation under the industrial revolution and is probably not different in kind. Mostly the book is useful for the questions that it asks and not really for its answers.