Dear Max Planckis,

MPAA Reads Team is happy to announce the MPAA Alumns’ Book Choice for our first virtual book discussion Yuval Noah Harari’s Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow.

About Homo Deus: With “a gift for synthesizing material from a wide range of disciplines in inspired, exhilarating ways,” Harari examines what might happen to the world when old myths are coupled with new godlike technologies, such as artificial intelligence and genetic engineering. 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.

Read this thought-provoking book and join a 90-minute moderated discussion about it on May 22, 2019 at 19:00 (Berlin).

Discussion questions might include:

  • Do you agree with the direction that Harari expects for AI and technology?
  • How will your career be affected by technology?
  • What might be the reaction of people whose jobs disappear even if they have “plenty” as Harari describes?
  • How important is purpose to people?
  • Will AI and machines know us better than we know ourselves? And does it matter?
  • What will this mean for art – the creation of it? The value of it? The definition of it?

Participation and registration are free as part of your MPAA membership. Discussion is limited to 25 so please complete this form as a reservation for participating in the discussion click here now to register. Places will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Happy reading,

MPAA Reads Team