Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel
One hundred years ago, scientists would have said that lasers, televisions, and the atomic bomb were beyond the realm of physical possibility. In Physics of the...more
I am a man who truly appreciates the marvel of theoretical physics. The stuff of Albert Einstein. Although I have some education along these lines and have watched and read quite a lot, I still find it very difficult to follow.
In this book/audio book, Dr. Kaku takes us on a journey into all of those "sci-fi sciences"...more
“Class 1 Impossibilities: These are technologies that are impossible today but that do not violate the known laws of physics. So they might be possible in this century, or perhaps the next, in modified form. They includ...more
This book gives you a very interesting perspective on physics, and is definitely worth reading for any science fiction enthusiast. Part of what I read from it is that science fiction writ...more
Легко і жваво написана, "Фізика неможливого" є класним прикладом того, якою має бути науково-популярна література. В ній всього є потрохи: трохи серйозної науки, трохи анекдотів з життя вчених (деякі навіть пікантні), трохи моралізаторства. Але головне, що вся книга просякнута бе...more
Also, while there is a TARDIS on the cover, there is no TARDIS, and no mention of Doctor Who at all in the book. I felt slightly cheated, but not enough to not give it a five star rating.
Oh, and the other quibble. V...more
Kaku (Parallel Worlds, Beyond Einstein, Hyperspace) introduces complex theories of physics to general readers. As The Economist notes, Kaku "makes a good stab at explaining difficult physics. But his grasp of his subject is perhaps trumped by his knowledge of science fiction." While Kaku writes in language designed to captivate nonscience readers, it's his references to pop culture
The book deals with scientific advances the future might bring and the goals humanity can and even must achieve in order to open new horizons and even survive.
It explores the possibility to travel to distant stars, and technologies that could be used, how the limits of the speed of light could be a...more
initially the book seems like it could have been written by any decently well read scientist, explaining whether or not the many sci fi technologies that have been imagined hold viability within our universe and distant future. It isn't until the second half of part two and espec...more
دعني اولا لاني كما الاحظ ساكون اول من يكتب مراجعة من العرب علي الكتاب بعد ترجمته وطرحه من مجلة عالم المعرفة اني اعرف به اولا
من هو ميتشيو كاكو ؟
هو عالم الفيزياء الامريكي الشهير والمختص بالفيزياء النظرية ، ولد في 24 يناير 1947، بسان خوسيه، كاليفورنيا من والدين يابانيين مهاجرين إلى الولايات ا...more
At first I was going to give this book 2 stars but then I realized that it wasn't that Michio Kaku (the author) did a bad job writing it; it was more that I guess I was disappointed that we aren't going to have time travel or...more
In this book he introduces concepts of fundamental physics about stealth technology, teleportation time travel, force fields, etc. He bases his analysis on the newest frontiers in physics. However he admits that much more has still to be learned about physics and universe. It is actually an intriguing text aiming at teaching science. However the definition of three classes of impossibilities leaves me some...more
I love his references to Star Trek, pop movies and fiction and science fiction through the years as he details three different kinds of Impossibles: Class One: impossible by today's technology, but possible in modified form, within a century or so, as they do not violate the known laws of physics;Class Two: Impossible according to ou our understanding of the physical world but perhaps something we could grasp in a millennia to millions of year...more
The list is extensive: Force Fields, Invisibility, Phasers, a Death Star, Teleportation, Telepathy, Psychokinesis, Robots, ET's/UFO's, Starships, Antimatter/universe, Faster that Light, Time Travel, Parallel Universes, Perpetual Mo...more
En Fisica de lo imposible, el Doctor Michio Kaku se vale de conocidas series de televisión y de películas con temática de ciencia ficción, como Volver al Futuro, Star Trek y Star Wars, para presentarnos historias clásicas de la ciencia y darnos su opinión sobre el posible desarrollo de la ciencia en el futuro.
El autor intenta redefinir el concepto que nuestra sociedad actual posee de “Lo Imposible” y trata de ponernos en perspectiva en comparación a las civilizaciones...more
In fact, for the most part, the stuff of sci-fi novels will not only become the fodder for tomarrow's non-fiction novels but the fiction may be near childs play...more
I suppose that it is only to be expected when you speak to a scientist that only what is scientifically known now is appropriate for consideration. Still, he could have been a bit more flexible in how he worded some of his more absolute statements. Right now, he...more
He has written two New York Times Best Sellers, Physics of the Impossible (2008) and Physics of the Future (2011).
Dr. Michio is the co-founder of string field t...more
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