Adam Rabiner's Reviews > Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100

Physics of the Future by Michio Kaku
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Aug 15, 2012

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Kaku's book reads like science fiction, in its fanciful description of contact lenses that deliver the Internet directly to your retina, robots the size of pinheads that colonize distant planets, materials that change shape, an elevator that goes out to space, etc. but it's based on current scientific knowledge and plausible theories. Kaku interviews countless other scientists and is himself an astrophysicist. He looks forward to the near, middle, and distant future and it's a fascinating glimpse at a world almost unrecognizable. His later chapters, that dwell on political economy are too simplistic and he should have left this topic to others more qualified than himself, such as economists like Thomas Friedman. But his chapters on how scientific advancements can shape the future are a serious mind bend. The writing is simple (perhaps overly) and so there is no need to be good at math to appreciate this book.

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