Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel (عالم المعرفة #399)
“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
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
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
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
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
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
What this book does brilliantly is to introduce the basics of theoretical physics (eg quantam theory, Newtonian mechanics, Maxwell's theory of light, how a laser works etc) and to survey the keenest cutting-edge of contemporary techno...more
Michio Kaku es especialista en explicar teorías física en simples palabras y este libro no es la excepción. Además de ser un libro fácil y rápido de leer, éste también nos entrega una pincelada de los últimos avances tecnológicos logrados en los últimos años.
Divide su libro en tres secciones de acuerdo al nivel de posibilidad que un fenómeno representa. De esta manera, existen fenómenos que quizás la física podrá llevar a cabo dent...more
Kaku presents a rather wide range of topics in a format...more
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Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel
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