A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari describes the development of the human species, who refers to as Sapiens. It begins in the earliest stages of evolution and ends at the present day with some broad predictions for humanity’s future. Harari states that our history is divided by four major revolutions. The first of these Cognitive Revolution, at which point the species developed cognitive abilities that far exceeded those of other humans. The Agricultural Revolution, which occurred 10,000 years ago, was the point at which humans domesticated plants and animals for cultivation. 500 years ago, the Scientific Revolution ushered in modern science, the age of exploration, and capitalism, thus creating many of the foundations on which today’s society relies. Finally, the Industrial Revolution, which started 200 years ago, transformed humanity into the species we recognize today. A major theme throughout this book is that human lifestyles have not consistently improved throughout history.

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Yuval Noah Harari




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