Book read: Homo Deus: A History of Tomorrow
This book can be confidently stated as one of the most influential books in my life. It explores the concept that life itself is an algorithm, encompassing even emotions and thoughts. It delves into the idea that animals, too, possess emotions and thoughts. It challenges the notion that humans are inherently special as a species, emphasizing that we are merely a product of evolution. However, it also highlights that humans are the only species to have reached the technological level of creating AI.
Furthermore, it suggests that humans will eventually merge with machines through brain-machine interfaces. There is speculation that humans may gain control over aging, potentially achieving a state of eternal youth and even transcending into “Homo Deus” or god-like beings. In this tumultuous era, we are forced to contemplate our identity and how we should live our lives.