The End Of Homo Sapiens By Yuval Noah Harari Essay

1864 Words Sep 23rd, 2016 8 Pages
Sapiens is written by Yuval Noah Harari, who puts forward so many concerns about homo sapiens future after we have broken the laws of “natural selection.” The goal of this paper is to do the close reading of the content’s last part and give some opinions on author’s arguments. In the last part “The End of Homo Sapiens”, Harari points out that we have broken the laws of natural selection and entered the new realm of intelligent design, worrying about what the future will be like for homo sapiens. Will it be an end for our humans? Will the life be ruled by intelligent design? Will we still be ourselves? As Harari introduced, there are three ways of intelligent design: biological engineering, cyborg engineering or the engineering of in-organic life. Each of these methods shows a remarkable image of the potential future for homo sapiens. However, Harari raises a bunch of questions and concerns upon those three technologies. “Too many opportunities are opening too quickly and that our ability to modify genes is outpacing our capacity for making wise and far-sighted use of the skill.” This is Harari’s core concern, also the common concern. We have the technologies now and we are more powerful than ever before, but we have no clue on what to do with these technologies. In other words, we don’t know what we exactly want, like Harari addresses in the last sentence “Is there anything more dangerous than dissatisfied and irresponsible gods who don’t know what they want?”…

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