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Physics of the Future

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9780385530804

ISBN10:
0385530803
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Hardcover
Pub. Date:
3/15/2011
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Doubleday
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Summary

TheNew York Timesbestselling author ofPhysics of the Impossiblegives us a stunning and provocative vision of the future. Based on interviews with over three hundred of the worldrs"s top scientists, who are already inventing the future in their labs, Kaku-in a lucid and engaging fashion-presents the revolutionary developments in medishy;cine, 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: bull; The Internet will be in your contact lens. It will recogshy;nize peoplers"s faces, display their biographies, and even translate their words into subtitles. bull; You will control computers and appliances via tiny senshy;sors that pick up your brain scans. You will be able to rearrange the shape of objects. bull; 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. bull; 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. LikePhysics of the ImpossibleandVisionsbefore it,Physics of the Futureis an exhilarating, wondrous ride through the next one hundred years of breathtaking scientific revolution.

Author Biography

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

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction: Predicting the Next 100 Yearsp. 1
Future of the Computer: Mind over Matterp. 19
Future of AI: Rise of the Machinesp. 65
Future of Medicine: Perfection and Beyondp. 118
Nanotechnology: Everything from Nothing?p. 172
Future of Energy: Energy from the Starsp. 210
Future of Space Travel: To the Starsp. 255
Future of Wealth: Winners and Losersp. 295
Future of Humanity: Planetary Civilizationp. 327
A Day in the Life in 2100p. 353
Notesp. 369
Recommended Readingp. 377
Indexp. 379
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