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Physics of the Impossible by Michio Kaku
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Aug 16, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: science, nook-book
Read in December, 2009

Physics of the Impossible is a science book which describes a lot of science fiction books and television fantasy through the view of physics. The author, Michio Kaku, for example analyzes the television show Star Trek’s extraordinary use of teleportation through a scientific physics spectrum. He breaks down not yet realized and even fantasized possible breakthroughs in technology into three possibilities. Class I possibilities, he believes, could be realized in this or the next century. He includes, understandably, the ability to use Robots in this category. He also includes, somewhat not understandably, “Invisibility” in this category. Quantum physics is thoroughly explored and the book tends to venture into higher level physics explanations. He uses mathematical equations to say that certain impossibilities are possible, such as a ladder which extends from the earth to the moon. For a sci-fi fan this book should “rock your boat.” For those interested in coming technologies this book should be satisfying.
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