A Brief History of Information Networks from the Stone Age to AI


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

brought us together

Books spread our ideas – and our mythologies

The internet promised infinite knowledge

The algorithm learned our secrets – and then turned us against each other

What will AI do?

NEXUS is the thrilling account of how we arrived at this moment, and the urgent choices we must now make to survive – and to thrive.

Praise for Nexus
Tremendous, thought-provoking and so very well reasoned . . . If there is one book that I would urge everyone to read – it is NexusStephen Fry

'One of the most remarkable intellects of our generation' Rory Stewart

'This deeply important book comes at a critical time as we all think through the implications of AI’ Mustafa Suleyman

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


  • Tremendous, thought-provoking and so very well reasoned. Harari gives us a vision of a rapidly approaching future that is at one and the same time thrilling and chilling. If there is one book that I would urge everyone to read – our political, corporate and cultural leaders most especially – it is Nexus

About the author

Yuval Noah Harari

Prof. Yuval Noah Harari is a historian, philosopher and the global bestselling author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, the graphic adaptation series Sapiens: A Graphic History, and Unstoppable Us, his first series of books for children. His books have sold over 45 million copies in 65 languages, with Sapiens alone selling 25 million copies since it was first published in 2013. A New York Times and Sunday Times #1 bestseller, Sapiens spent an incredible 96 consecutive weeks in the top 3 of the Sunday Times bestseller list. Yuval Noah Harari is also behind Sapienship – an international social impact company focused on education and storytelling, which he co-founded with his husband Itzik Yahav. Harari is considered one of the world’s most influential public intellectuals today.
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