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Physics Of The Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny And Our Daily Lives By The Year 2100
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 book claims to look at scientific advances in a number of fields (computers, biology, etc), and drawing from interviews with hundreds of leading scientists, make predictions about the next 90 years.
What it does instead is the worst kind of pop-science futurism. The author picks and chooses from science that ...more
What a significant and visionary milestone in the evolution of the entertaining non-fiction book.
How difficult it sometimes has to be to breathe life into the scientific genre can be measured by the memory of the response to textbooks at school, which can happily be described as mixed. In some areas, more competition and free competition would pay off in exceptional cases. The book can be used as an example of the gems that non-fiction authors can master, as a collection of future ...more
Really, if you've kept up with Tech news, you can just skip reading this book...
I counted no fewer than 34 references to "God" or "gods", a bad sign on it's own.
There is more time dedicated to ancient mythology than to actual physics!
The most annoying is the indicative future used without proper qualifiers.
For example, he says something "will happen", instead of examining the LIKELIHOOD that it will happen.
This is ...more
First of all, the title is a misnomer. This book should be called Technology of the Future, as it's only tangentially about physics. The prose is painfully bad at times, tending toward cliches and mixed metaphors. Consider this gem, for example:
"Like a kid in a candy store, he delights in delving into ...more
For me, any book that makes learning fun is a good one. Just think of how many people will pick up Professor Kaku's book that haven't read much more than a science-related newspaper article since high school!
My favorite sections of Physics of the Future were the chapters on the Future of Energy ...more
I was really disappointed in this book. I was expecting more information on physics (darn the title for misleading me!) and was instead presented with a book about the future of technology. Which is cool, since that's my field of expertise and I've seen some of the things that Kaku mentioned in the book.
There were some glaring omissions (where is Virgina Tech's CHARLI? And no DARwin? He's the RoboCup champ, for goodness sake!) in the AI section, though ...more
His greatest concern seems to be global warming which in his hopeful projections, mankind is able to handle. However he just touches the problem of man’s violent history and leaves out the ...more
For example: We already can remotely control micro robots and we have the ability to analyze cells on a single micro chip. In the ...more
Finally, I finished this book last night and i'm absolutely hooked!
Focusing on medical care, scientist have created a way to insert a chip and it's complete with a TV camera and radio into a pill takes TV images of your intestines and radios them to a receiver. One advantage of a patients intestines and detect cancers, without the inconvenience of sticking a 6 foot long tube up the large ...more
Michio Kaku breaks things down by scientific and technological disciplines, exploring each one in turn: artificial intelligence, energy, space travel, health care, computing (again), nanotechnology, and ...more
Kaku makes the complex understandable. That is, one does not understand the complexities but rather has a sense of what is happening. This book creates a sense of wonder. His look into the 22nd century seemed too pat but still challenging to the mind. Given how difficult it has been to find cures for cancer, parkinson's, or even the common cold, it is hard to consider how disease could be eradicated. On the other hand, the use of dust sized computers, seems quite possible.
I would recommend this ...more
Kaku gives a pleasant tour of the many fascinating discoveries and upcoming developments in science and technology. Also, props to him for attempting a thoughtful, well-reasoned guess at what the future will look like.
Kaku plays it way too safe. In his effort ...more
In his new book, Kaku goes into ...more
I quickly got tired of the tone, which seems melodramatic. He talks incessantly about reclaiming the power the ancient gods were said to have, like the Greeks'.
It also takes a while to get going and to understand the structure, which takes an area of technology and then explores it near, mid, and long term future.
After all of that, I felt like I had heard of most of the technologies he talks about before. The most interesting parts are where he projects ...more
1. Dr. Kaku is a sci-fi movie fanatic;
2. Dr. Kaku loves Greek and Norse mythologies.
Reading this 2011-book in 2018 is liken to going through a condensed, dumbed-down compilation of my Twitter feed speculations throughout the years / today's middle school intro science & technology textbook.
It covers various topics in technological histories and advances such as computers, AI, biotechnology, nanotechnology, energy - briefly on fusion power and magnetism even-, climate ...more
Physics outlines four fundamental forces of nature: gravity, electromagnetism, weak ...more
Russian: Митио Каку
Dr. Michio Kaku is an American theoretical physicist at the City College of New York , best-selling author, a futurist, and a communicator and popularizer of science. He has written several books about physics and related topics of science.
He has written two New York Times Best Sellers, Physics of the Impossible (2008) and ...more