Synopses & Reviews
The #1 bestselling author of The Future of the Mind traverses the frontiers of astrophysics, artificial intelligence, and technology to offer a stunning vision of man’s future when one day we are forced to leave the Earth.
We are entering a New Golden Age of space exploration. Formerly the domain of fiction, moving human civilization to the stars is increasingly becoming a scientific possibility — and a necessity.
World-renowned physicist and futurist Dr. Michio Kaku presents a compelling vision of how humanity may develop a sustainable civilization in outer space. He reveals the developments in robotics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology that may allow us to terraform and build habitable cities on Mars and beyond. He then journeys out of our solar system and discusses how new technologies such as nanoships, laser sails, and fusion rockets may actually make interstellar travel a possibility, opening up new frontiers to human civilization. We travel beyond our galaxy, and even beyond our universe, as Kaku investigates some of the hottest topics in science today, including warp drive, wormholes, hyperspace, parallel universes, and the multiverse. Ultimately, he shows us how humans may someday achieve a form of immortality and be able to leave our bodies entirely, laser porting to new havens in space.
With irrepressible enthusiasm and a deep understanding of the cutting-edge research in space travel, Dr. Kaku takes readers on an exhilarating and inspiring journey to a future in which humanity may finally fulfill its long-awaited destiny among the stars.
“The sheer amount of technical scientific speculation in The Future of Humanity is amazing, and yet Kaku is in smooth, perfect control of it the entire time.” The Christian Science Monitor
“With admirable clarity and ease, Mr. Kaku rehearses the history of rocketry and the formation of the planets, and explains how we might colonize not only Mars but some of the rocky moons of the gas giants Jupiter and Saturn….The book has an infectious, can-do enthusiasm.” The Wall Street Journal
“The timescapes he tours are breathtaking to consider….Kaku grounds his readers in science happening right now, while throwing open the windows to imagine where it might lead…. This book…introduce[s] readers unfamiliar with science to the vast horizons it has already opened and where our journeys toward those frontiers might lead.” The New York Times Book Review
About the Author
Michio Kaku is a professor of theoretical physics at the City University of New York, co-founder of string field theory, and the author of several widely acclaimed science books, including Beyond Einstein, The Future of the Mind, Hyperspace, Physics of the Future, and Physics of the Impossible. He is the science correspondent for CBS This Morning, and host of numerous TV science specials and of the radio programs Science Fantastic and Exploration.