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Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100 - Michio Kaku
Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100
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Imagine, if you can, the world in the year 2100.In Physics of the Future, Michio Kaku—the New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible—gives us a stunning, provocative, and exhilarating vision of the coming century based on interviews with over three hundred of the world’s top... show more
Imagine, if you can, the world in the year 2100.In Physics of the Future, Michio Kaku—the New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible—gives us a stunning, provocative, and exhilarating vision of the coming century based on interviews with over three hundred of the world’s top scientists who are already inventing the future in their labs. The result is the most authoritative and scientifically accurate description of the revolutionary developments taking place in medicine, computers, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, energy production, and astronautics.In all likelihood, by 2100 we will control computers via tiny brain sensors and, like magicians, move objects around with the power of our minds. Artificial intelligence will be dispersed throughout the environment, and Internet-enabled contact lenses will allow us to access the world's information base or conjure up any image we desire in the blink of an eye.Meanwhile, cars will drive themselves using GPS, and if room-temperature superconductors are discovered, vehicles will effortlessly fly on a cushion of air, coasting on powerful magnetic fields and ushering in the age of magnetism.Using molecular medicine, scientists will be able to grow almost every organ of the body and cure genetic diseases. Millions of tiny DNA sensors and nanoparticles patrolling our blood cells will silently scan our bodies for the first sign of illness, while rapid advances in genetic research will enable us to slow down or maybe even reverse the aging process, allowing human life spans to increase dramatically.In space, radically new ships—needle-sized vessels using laser propulsion—could replace the expensive chemical rockets of today and perhaps visit nearby stars. Advances in nanotechnology may lead to the fabled space elevator, which would propel humans hundreds of miles above the earth’s atmosphere at the push of a button.But these astonishing revelations are only the tip of the iceberg. Kaku also discusses emotional robots, antimatter rockets, X-ray vision, and the ability to create new life-forms, and he considers the development of the world economy. He addresses the key questions: Who are the winner and losers of the future? Who will have jobs, and which nations will prosper?All the while, Kaku illuminates the rigorous scientific principles, examining the rate at which certain technologies are likely to mature, how far they can advance, and what their ultimate limitations and hazards are. Synthesizing a vast amount of information to construct an exciting look at the years leading up to 2100, Physics of the Future is a thrilling, wondrous ride through the next 100 years of breathtaking scientific revolution.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385530804 (0385530803)
Publisher: Doubleday
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
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Amanda Says
Amanda Says rated it
4.0 Physics of the Future by Michio Kaku
‎By 2100, our destiny is to become like the gods we once worshipped and feared. But our tools will not be magic wands and potions but the science of computers, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, and most of all, the quantum theory. Michio Kaku takes the reader through the curren...
katiewilkins186
katiewilkins186 rated it
5.0 Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100
Are super powers, sentient robots, and flying cars in our future? According to Michio Kaku’s latest book, the answers to that question is probably; not any time soon; and at least floating cars almost definitely. In this book, Kaku makes predictions about what the next 100 years of science will brin...
debnance
debnance rated it
5.0 Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100
I can't remember reading a book that predicted the future like this book did. It was fascinating to read about ideas that are in the works as well as ideas that might someday be in the works. I loved reading about all the things scientists are creating and thinking about creating. This book was very...
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Zabraniam ci tego czytać! rated it
5.0 Fizyka przyszłości. Nauka do 2100 roku
Very interesting insight into near future of science and technology. Michio Kaku describes not only why pretty soon we will need to develop post silicon chip but also why development of nanotechnology and high-temperature superconductors can change so drastically our future. All the theories and ass...
Mike Mullin, Author
Mike Mullin, Author rated it
3.0 Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100
Excellent when Kaku focuses on technology, physics or string theory. When he veers onto other topics such as history, education, or culture Kaku produces about one WTF? statement per page. Not only are his opinions on these subjects often totally unsupported by evidence, they occasionally contradict...
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