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Enlightenment now by Steven Pinker
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it was amazing

To some degree, it covers the same path as famous (& very recent) "Homo Deus".

It's even more optimistic (sometimes even naive) & in fact, it seems a bit broader (the final part) - it's stronger in political, sociological & religious aspects than e.g. biological or technological ones.
Why did I say that it's naive? It tends to ignore the theory of black swans - disrupting, low probability events that can completely change the course of actions. Additionally, it forgets several major civilizational problems (maybe except deeply covered global warning) that may have a significant impact on future societies.

What I really liked was the reference to the era of Enlightenment - I've found it really sound & in place. In general, it's a decent book that covers many important topics - my negative remarks do not really invalidate its value, but don't take its content as granted. Think for yourself.

4.5 stars, gladly rounded up to 5.

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Reading Progress

May 19, 2018 – Started Reading
May 19, 2018 – Shelved
June 2, 2018 – Finished Reading

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