Notes from reading: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

I got to know about this book from one of the podcast where Naval was guest.

As book title says, it talks about us Homo Sapiens.  It gives great deal of insights about :

  1. our origin and why Homo Sapiens survived and others disappeared.
  2. About how agriculture changed our way of living.
  3. Building of great empires.
  4. How religion played significant role in building a society
  5. Slavery  & cause of same
  6. innovation in science & technology
  7. Colonial expansion
  8. Beginning of Capitalism
  9. Consumerism
  10. And much more….

Don’t be surprised if you end up finishing the book in one go. 🙂

The book also gives brief introduction of what is coming next in human advancement like Cyborg, Bionics, Super humans, bio-engineering.

Last not the least, my friend Steve just shared via twitter this interesting piece of information