Synopses & Reviews
In Visions, theoretical physicist and bestselling author Michio Kaku examines the ways the three scientific revolutions that reshaped the twentieth century -- quantum mechanics, biogenetics, and artificial intelligence -- will dramatically alter science and the way we will live in the twenty-first century. Kaku's thrilling, unique narrative introduces a world in which we are no longer passive bystanders to the dance of the universe, but creative choreographers of matter, life, and intelligence. A spellbinding adventure that brings together the cutting-edge research of today's foremost scientists to explore the world of tomorrow, Visions is science reading at its most exhilarating.
Kaku's thrilling, unique narrative introduces a world in which we are no longer passive bystanders to the dance of the universe, but creative choreographers of matter, life, and intelligence. "With this fascinating volume, Kaku positions himself as a worthy successor to the late Carl Sagan as spokesman for the potential of science to revolutionize our lives".--"Kirkus Reviews".
Includes bibliographical references (p. -393) and index.
About the Author
Michio Kaku is the Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics at the City College of New York. Cofounder of string field theory, he is the author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling Hyperspace,
as well as Beyond Einstein
(with Jennifer Thompson), Quantum Field Theory: A Modern Introduction,
and Introduction to Superstrings.
He hosts an hour-long weekly radio science program that is nationally syndicated.
From the Hardcover edition.