Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow (67 page)

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
354–5

Joyce, James:
Ulysses
240

JSTOR digital library 383

Jung, Carl 223–4

Kahneman, Daniel 294, 295–6, 338–9

Kasparov, Garry 320–1,
320

Khmer Rouge 264

Khrushchev, Nikita 263, 273–4

Kurzweil, Ray 24, 25, 27;
The Singularity is Near
381

Kyoto protocol, 1997 215–16

Lake Fayum engineering project, Egypt 161–2, 175, 178

Larson, Professor Steve 324–5

Law of the Jungle 14–21

lawns 58–64,
62
,
63

lawyers, replacement by artificial intelligence of 314

Lea, Tom:
That 2,000 Yard Stare
(1944) 244,
245
, 246

Lenin Academy for Agricultural Sciences 371–2

Lenin, Vladimir 181, 207, 251, 271, 272, 273, 375

Levy, Professor Frank 322

liberal humanism/liberalism 98, 181, 247; contemporary alternatives to 267–77; free will and 281–90, 304; humanism and
see
humanism; humanist wars of religion, 1914– 1991 and 261–7; individualism, belief in 290–304, 305; meaning of life and 304, 305; schism within humanism and 246–57; science undermines foundations of 281–306; technological challenge to 305–6, 307–50; value of experience and 257–9, 260, 387–8; victory of 265–7

life expectancy 5, 25–7, 32–4, 50

‘logic bombs’ (malicious software codes) 17

Louis XIV, King 4, 64, 227

lucid dreaming 361–2

Luther, Martin 185–7, 275, 276

Luther King, Martin 263–4, 275

Lysenko, Trofim 371–2

MAD (mutual assured destruction) 265

malaria 12, 19, 315

malnutrition 3, 5, 6, 10, 27, 55

Mao Zedong 27, 165, 167, 251, 259, 263, 375

Maris, Bill 24

marriage: artificial intelligence and 337–8, 343; gay 275, 276; humanism and 223–5, 275, 276, 291, 303–4, 338, 364; life expectancy and 26

Marx, Karl/Marxism 56–7, 60, 183, 207, 247–8, 271–4;
Communist Manifesto
217;
Das Kapital
57, 274

Mattersight Corporation 317–18

Mazzini, Giuseppe 249–50

meaning of life 184, 222, 223, 299–306, 338, 386

Memphis, Egypt 158–9

Mendes, Aristides de Sousa 164–5,
164

Merkel, Angela 248–9

Mesopotamia 93

Mexico 8–9, 11, 263

Michelangelo 27, 253;
David
260

Microsoft 15, 157, 330–1; Band 330–1; Cortana 342–3

Mill, John Stuart 35

‘mind-reading’ helmet 44–5

Mindojo 314

MIT 322, 383

modern covenant 199–219, 220

Modi, Narendra 206, 207

money: credit and 201–5; Dataism and 352, 365, 379; intersubjective nature of 144, 145, 171, 177; invention of 157, 158, 352, 379; investment in growth 209–11

mother–infant bond 88–90

Mubarak, Hosni 137

Muhammad 188, 226, 270, 391

Murnane, Professor Richard 322

Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar 64

Muslims:
Charlie Hebdo
attack and 226; Crusades and 146, 147, 148, 149; economic growth, belief in 206; evaluating success of 174; evolution and 103; expulsions of from early modern Europe 197, 198; free will and 285; lawns and 64; LGBT community and 225
see also
Islam

Mussolini, Benito 302

Myanmar 144, 206

Nagel, Thomas 357

nanotechnology 23, 25, 51, 98, 212, 269, 344, 353

National Health Service, UK 334–5

National Salvation Front, Romania 136

NATO 264–5

Naveh, Danny 76, 96

Nayaka people 75–6, 96

Nazism 98, 164–5, 181, 182, 247, 255–7, 262–3, 375, 376, 396

Ne Win, General 144

Neanderthals 49, 156, 261, 273, 356, 378

Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylonia 172–3, 310

Nelson, Shawn 255

New York Times
309, 332–4, 347, 370

New Zealand: Animal Welfare Amendment Act, 2015 122

Newton, Isaac 27, 97–8, 143, 197

Nietzsche, Friedrich 234, 254, 268

non-organic beings 43, 45

Norenzayan, Ara 354–5

Novartis 330

nuclear weapons 15, 16, 17,
17
, 131, 149, 163, 216, 265, 372

Nyerere, Julius 166

Oakland Athletics 321

Obama, President Barack 313, 375

obesity 5–6, 18, 54

OncoFinder 323

Ottoman Empire 197, 207

‘Our Boys Didn’t Die in Vain’ syndrome 300–3,
301

Page, Larry 28

paradox of knowledge 55–8

Paris Agreement, 2015 216

Pathway Pharmaceuticals 323

Petsuchos 161–2

Pfungst, Oskar 129

pharmacists 317

pigs, domesticated 79–83,
82
, 87–8, 90, 98, 99, 100, 101, 231

Pinker, Steven 305

Pius IX, Pope 270–1

Pixie Scientific 330

plague/infectious disease 1–2, 6–14

politics: automation of 338–41; biochemical pursuit of happiness and 41; liberalism and 226–7, 229, 232,
232
, 234, 247–50, 247
n
, 252; life expectancy and 26–7, 29; revolution and 132–7; speed of change in 58

pollution 20, 176, 213–14, 215–16, 341–2

poverty 3–6, 19, 33, 55, 205–6, 250, 251, 262, 349

Presley, Elvis 159–60,
159

Problem of Other Minds 119–20, 126–7

Protestant Reformation 185–7, 198, 242–4,
242
,
243

psychology: evolutionary 82–3; focus of research 353–6, 360–2; Freudian 117; humanism and 223–4, 251–2; positive 360–2

Putin, Vladimir 26, 375

pygmy chimpanzees (bonobos) 138–9

Quantified Self movement 331

quantum physics 103, 170, 182, 234

Qur’an 170, 174, 269, 270

rats, laboratory 38, 39, 101, 122–4,
123
, 127–8, 286–7

Redelmeier, Donald 296

relativity, theory of 102, 103, 170

religion: animals and 75–8, 90–8, 173; animist 75–8, 91, 92, 96–7, 173; challenge to liberalism 268; Dataism 367–97
see also
Dataism; defining 180–7; ethical judgments 195–7; evolution and
see
evolution; formula for knowledge 235–7; God, death of 67, 234, 261, 268; humanist ethic and 234–5; monotheist 101–2, 173; science, relationship with 187–95, 197–8; scriptures, belief in 172–4; spirituality and 184–7; theist religions 90–6, 98, 274

revolutions 57, 60, 132–7, 155, 263–4, 308, 310–11

Ritalin 39, 364

robo-rat 286–7

Roman Empire 98, 191, 192, 194, 240, 373

Romanian Revolution, 1989 133–7, 138

Romeo and Juliet
(Shakespeare) 365–6

Rousseau, Jean-Jacques 223, 282, 305

Russian Revolution, 1917 132–3, 136

Rwanda 15

Saarinen, Sharon 53

Saladin 146, 147, 148, 150–1

Santino (chimpanzee) 125–7

Saraswati, Dayananda 270, 271, 273

Scientific Revolution 96–9, 197–8, 212, 236–7, 379

Scotland 4, 303–4,
303

Second World War, 1939–45 21, 34, 55, 115, 164, 253, 262–3, 292

self: animal self-consciousness 124–7; Dataism and 386–7, 392–3; evolutionary theory and 103–4; experiencing and narrating self 294–305, 337, 338–9, 343; free will and 222–3, 230, 247, 281–90, 304, 305, 306, 338; life sciences undermine liberal idea of 281–306, 328–9; monotheism and 173, 174; single authentic self, humanist idea of 226–7, 235–6, 251, 281–306, 328–41, 363–6, 390–1; socialism and self-reflection 251–2; soul and 285; techno-humanism and 363–6; technological challenge to liberal idea of 327–46, 363–6; transcranial stimulator and 289

Seligman, Martin 360

Senusret III 161, 162

September 11 attacks, New York, 2011 18, 374

Shavan, Shlomi 331

Shedet, Egypt 161–2

Silico Medicine 323

Silicon Valley 15, 24, 25, 268, 274, 351, 381

Sima Qian 173, 174

Singapore 32, 207

smallpox 8–9, 10, 11

Snayers, Pieter:
Battle of White Mountain
242–4,
243
, 246

Sobek 161–2, 163, 171, 178–9

socialist humanism/socialism 247–8, 250–2, 256, 259–60, 261–2, 263, 264, 265, 266–7, 271–4, 325, 351, 376

soul 29, 92, 101–6, 115–16, 128, 130, 132, 138, 146, 147, 148, 150, 160, 184–5, 186, 189, 195, 229, 272, 282, 283, 285, 291, 324, 325, 381

South Korea 33, 151, 264, 266, 294, 349

Soviet Union: communism and 206, 208,
370
, 371–2; data processing and 370, 370, 371–2; disappearance/collapse of 132–3, 135, 136, 145,
145
, 266; economy and 206, 208, 370,
370
, 371–2; Second World War and 263

Spanish Flu 9–10, 11

Sperry, Professor Roger Wolcott 292

St Augustine 275, 276

Stalin, Joseph 26–7, 256, 391

stock exchange 105–10, 203, 210, 294, 313, 369–70,
371

Stone Age 33–4, 60, 74, 80, 131, 155, 156, 157, 163, 176, 261

subjective experience 34, 80, 82–3, 105–17, 143–4, 155, 179, 229, 237, 312, 388, 393

Sudan 270, 271, 273

suicide rates 2, 15, 33

Sumerians 156–8, 159, 162–3, 323

Survivor
(TV reality show) 240

Swartz, Aaron 382–3;
Guerilla Open Access Manifesto
383

Sylvester I, Pope 190–1

Syria 3, 19, 149, 171, 220, 275, 313

Taiping Rebellion, 1850–64 271

Talwar, Professor Sanjiv 286–7

techno-humanism: definition of 352–3; focus of psychological research and 353–9; human will and 363–6; upgrading of mind 359–66

technology: Dataism and
see
Dataism; inequality and future 346–50; liberal idea of individual challenged by 327–46; renders humans economically and militarily useless 307–27; techno-humanism and
see
techno-humanism

Tekmira 203

terrorism 14, 18–19, 226, 288, 290, 311

Tesla 114, 322

Thatcher, Margaret 57, 372

Thiel, Peter 24–5

Third Man, The
(movie) 253–4

Thirty Years War, 1618–48 242–3

Three Gorges Dam, 163, 188, 196

Thucydides 173, 174

Toyota 230, 294, 323

transcranial stimulators 44–5, 287–90, 362–3, 364

Tree of Knowledge, biblical 76–7,
77
, 97, 98

tuberculosis 9, 19, 23, 24

Turing, Alan 120, 367

Turing Machine 367

Turing Test

120 23andMe 336

Twitter 47, 137, 313, 387

US Army 287–90, 362–3, 364

Uganda 192–3, 195

United States: Dataism and 374; energy usage and happiness levels in 34; evolution, suspicion of within 102; Kyoto protocol, 1997 and 215–16; liberalism, view of within 247
n
; nuclear weapons and 163; pursuit of happiness and 31; value of life in compared to Afghan life 100; Vietnam War and 264,
265
; well-being levels 34

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