The Future of Humanity by Michio Kaku audiobook

The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth

By Michio Kaku
Read by Feodor Chin

Random House Audio

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9780525491811

  • ISBN: 9780525491811

Runtime: 12.37 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice of Books Now in Paperback

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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 in space, from settling Mars to traveling to distant galaxies.


We are entering a new Golden Age of space exploration. With irrepressible enthusiasm and a deep understanding of the cutting-edge research in space travel, 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. 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The wide popular interest in Elon Musk’s recent launch of one of his own Tesla cars into space shows the extent to which space travel has again become mass entertainment as well as, perhaps, mass aspiration. It is good timing, then, for a book by the theoretical physicist Michio Kaku on the possible paths to our future as a galaxy-trotting species. . . . 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. Steven Poole, The Wall Street Journal
Kaku is a practiced and very effective popularizer of science for a general audience; he's unfailingly interesting, with an unerring instinct for the most thought-provoking aspects of his various subjects. 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. Steve Donoghue, Christian Science Monitor
“Kaku gives readers a sense of the science and research being done right now, and where it might lead.” New York Times Book Review
“Whether he’s discussing antimatter star ships or the prefrontal cortex, Feodor Chin’s narration is unflaggingly positive…Chin’s reading is anchored in a journalistic tone that matches the author’s pop-science style—part scientific, part anecdotal, and part speculation…Science fans will appreciate the detailed research and friendly explanations. Skeptics, however, may wonder how our fractious species will ever achieve enough cooperation to colonize Mars.” AudioFile
“Always optimistic and undaunted, Kaku delivers a fascinating and scattershot series of scenarios in which humans overcome current obstacles without violating natural laws to travel the universe.” Kirkus Reviews
“Theoretical physicist Kaku wonderfully illuminates possible ways the human race could survive on other planets…Kaku generally keeps his concepts understandable, aided by pop culture references to Star Trek and science fiction novels.” Publishers Weekly

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Author

Author Bio: Michio Kaku

Author Bio: Michio Kaku

Michio Kaku is a professor of physics at the City University of New York, cofounder of string field theory, and the New York Times bestselling author of several widely acclaimed science books, including The Future of the Mind, Hyperspace, Beyond Einstein, Physics of the Impossible, and Physics of the Future. He is the science correspondent for CBS’s This Morning and host of the radio programs Science Fantastic and Exploration.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 12.37
Audience: Adult
Language: English