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Important People in Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Yuval Noah Harari
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Pharaoh

Pharaoh was the religious and political leader of Ancient Egypt. Harari uses Pharaoh as an example of a shared myth. The Egyptians regarded Pharaoh as both a biological being and a deity, giving him incredible influence and power. Inspired by the supernatural beliefs built around the biological Pharaoh, millions of Egyptians contributed to the construction of massive infrastructure projects, demonstrating the importance of shared myths.

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley was an American musician, actor, and cultural. Harari uses Elvis as a modern example of a shared myth. Though there was an individual named Elvis with a biological body, he extended into a brand that had millions of followers. Most of the brand relied not on the biological Elvis, but on those around him supporting and spreading his appeal.

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin was an English scientist who first proposed the theory of evolution. Harari argues that Darwin...

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