HomoDeus • by Nikolas

$4,300.00

Inspired by the writings of Yuval Noah Harari, History professor at the University of Jerusalem, Homo Deus creates a vision of the future. Nikolas imagines Man physically transformed by new technologies to the point of attaining a status of immortality, thus becoming a homo deus (a human god). Caught between two states of being the figure is starting to lose its shape transcending its worldly form and promising a bright future for the human species. A utopian dream harboring many hopes but also a warning about the ethical use of these pioneering ideas in the field of medicine. HomoDeus a Human God –

 

Sculpture ID: 10760

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HomoDeus

Human God by

Nikolas

Limited Edition of 28 in Bronze

49cm x 32cm x 26cm   wgt. 4.2kg       19.29″ x 12.59″ x 10.29   wgt. 9.25 lbs

(maquette chrome green/yellow) a smaller version created

HomoDeus Human God

“Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow examines what might happen to the world when old myths are coupled with new godlike technologies, such as artificial intelligence and genetic engineering.

Humans conquered the world thanks to their unique ability to believe in collective myths about gods, money, equality and freedom – as described in Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. In Homo Deus, Prof. Harari looks to the future and explores how global power might shift, as the principal force of evolution – natural selection – is replaced by intelligent design.

What will happen to democracy when Google and Facebook come to know our likes and our political preferences better than we know them ourselves? What will happen to the welfare state when computers push humans out of the job market and create a massive new “useless class”? How might Islam handle genetic engineering? Will Silicon Valley end up producing new religions, rather than just novel gadgets?

As Homo sapiens becomes Homodeus, what new destinies will we set for ourselves? As the self-made gods of planet earth, which projects should we undertake, and how will we protect this fragile planet and humankind itself from our own destructive powers? The book Homo Deus gives us a glimpse of the dreams and nightmares that will shape the 21st century.”

Yuval Noah Harari, History professor at the University of Jerusalem