Is it possible to live to be 500 years old today? The answer is yes.

More people die today from eating too much than from eating too little; more people die from old age than from infectious diseases; and more people die from committing suicide than are killed by soldiers, terrorists and criminals combined. In the early 21st century, people are more likely to die from bingeing at McDonalds than from drought, Ebola or an Al-Qaeda attack.”

All good and well then? Sure. For some. As the field of medicine moves from healing the sick to upgrading the healthy, who pays the price in our human quest for immortality? Yuval Noah Harari’s new book “Homo Deus” outlines the future of humanity, and it is a fascinating read about economic, political and education systems completely out of sync with the 21st century – a future that also come with the threat of an entirely new kind of inequality: the super human vs the useless class.

Check his home page, watch a great Q & A, get the book and make up your own mind.