Synopses & Reviews
The New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible gives us a stunning and provocative vision of the future.
Based on interviews with over three hundred of the world’s top scientists, who are already inventing the future in their labs, Kaku—in a lucid and engaging fashion—presents the revolutionary developments in medicine, computers, quantum physics, and space travel that will forever change our way of life and alter the course of civilization itself.
His astonishing revelations include:
• The Internet will be in your contact lens. It will recognize people’s faces, display their biographies, and even translate their words into subtitles.
• You will control computers and appliances via tiny sensors that pick up your brain scans. You will be able to rearrange the shape of objects.
• Sensors in your clothing, bathroom, and appliances will monitor your vitals, and nanobots will scan your DNA and cells for signs of danger, allowing life expectancy to increase dramatically.
• Radically new spaceships, using laser propulsion, may replace the expensive chemical rockets of today. You may be able to take an elevator hundreds of miles into space by simply pushing the “up” button.
Like Physics of the Impossible and Visions before it, Physics of the Future is an exhilarating, wondrous ride through the next one hundred years of breathtaking scientific revolution.
Uses interviews with numerous top scientists to offer a vision of the year 2100 and how the science of the day will shape society and the everyday lives of people.
About the Author
MICHIO KAKU is a professor of physics at the CUNY Graduate Center, cofounder of string field theory, and the author of several widely acclaimed science books, including Physics of the Impossible, also the basis for his Science Channel show and two radio programs, Explorations and Science Fantastic.
Table of Contents
Predicting the next 100 years -- Future of the computer : mind over matter -- Future of AI : rise of the machines -- Future of medicine : perfection and beyond -- Nanotechnology : everything from nothing? -- Future of energy : energy from the stars -- Future of space travel : to the stars -- Future of wealth : winners and losers -- Future of humanity : planetary civilization -- A day in the life in 2100.