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The story of how information networks have made, and unmade, our world from the #1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Sapiens.

For the last 100,000 years, humans have accumulated enormous power. But despite all our discoveries, inventions and conquests, we now find ourselves in an existential crisis. The world is on the verge of ecological collapse. Misinformation abounds. And we are rushing headlong into the age of AI – a new information network that threatens to annihilate us. If we are so wise, why are we so self-destructive?

NEXUS considers how the flow of information has shaped us, and our world. Taking us from the Stone Age through the Bible, early modern witch-hunts, Stalinism, Nazism and the resurgence of populism today, Yuval Noah Harari asks us to consider the complex relationship between information and truth, bureaucracy and mythology, wisdom and power. He explores how different societies and political systems have wielded information to achieve their goals, for good and ill. And he addresses the urgent choices we face as non-human intelligence threatens our very existence.

Information is not the raw material of truth; neither is it a mere weapon. NEXUS explores the hopeful middle ground between these extremes, and of rediscovering our shared humanity.

Praise for Yuval Noah Harari

‘The great thinker of our age’ The Times on 21 Lessons for the 21st Century

‘Interesting and provocative’ Barack Obama on Sapiens

‘One of my favourite writers and thinkers’ Natalie Portman on Sapiens

‘Sweeps the cobwebs out of your brain . . . Radiates power and clarity’ Sunday Times on Sapiens

‘It altered how I view our species and our world’ Guardian on Sapiens

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10 September
Random House