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The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku
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it was amazing
bookshelves: future, science, technology

I loved this book, but then I like Michio Kaku in general so I was not surprised. He takes a look at the research on how the brain functions, and at the medical studies involved in tapping into the brain to do things like mentally control machines. The implications for assistance technology are pretty mind-blowing. From there he goes into whether it may be possible to upload a complete neuronal map into a computer, and what that might entail. Then he looks at beaming such a map via lasers to another star system as a form of interstellar travel. It is all very "science fiction", but grounded in solid science. The BRAIN initiative from the Obama administration could make all of this come true sooner than you expect. I recommend highly.
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April 11, 2014 – Started Reading
April 11, 2014 – Shelved
April 11, 2014 –
page 126
31.5%
May 7, 2014 – Shelved as: future
May 7, 2014 – Shelved as: science
May 7, 2014 – Shelved as: technology
May 7, 2014 – Finished Reading

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