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Required Reading from Ken Smith

Stria Staff May 28, 2018

Ken Smith directs the Mobility Division at the Stanford Center on Longevity, as well as the Center’s annual Longevity Design Challenge. His work spans health/wellness, technology, design and aging in place.

“Perhaps it’s a cliché that the Silicon Valley guy recommends a futurist book, but it has influenced my thinking more than anything I’ve read in the last 15 years.”

Ken Smith

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
ByYuval Noah Harari

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the bestselling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. In Homo Deus, he examines our future with his trademark blend of science, history, philosophy and every discipline in between.

Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century – from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus. (From the publisher)


Ken shares his ideas on how we can rethink “intergenerational design.” Read his essay here

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