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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,306 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michio Kaku Narrator: Feodor Chin Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Imagine, if you can, the world in the year 2100.

In Physics of the Future, Michio Kaku—the New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible—gives us a stunning, provocative, and exhilarating vision of the coming century based on interviews with over three hundred of the world’s top scientists who are already inventing the future in their labs.

In all likelihood, by 2100 we will control computers via tiny brain sensors and, like magicians, move objects around with the power of our minds. Artificial intelligence will be dispersed throughout the environment, and Internet-enabled contact lenses will allow us to access the world’s information base or conjure up any image we desire in the blink of an eye.

Meanwhile, cars will drive themselves using GPS, and if room-temperature superconductors are discovered, vehicles will effortlessly fly on a cushion of air, coasting on powerful magnetic fields and ushering in the age of magnetism.

Using molecular medicine, scientists will be able to grow almost every organ of the body and cure genetic diseases. Millions of tiny DNA sensors and nanoparticles patrolling our blood cells will silently scan our bodies for the first sign of illness, while rapid advances in genetic research will enable us to slow down or maybe even reverse the aging process, allowing human life spans to increase dramatically.

In space, radically new ships—vessels using laser propulsion—could replace the expensive chemical rockets of today and perhaps visit nearby stars.

Kaku also discusses emotional robots, antimatter rockets, x-ray vision, and the ability to create new life-forms, and he considers the development of the world economy.

Synthesizing a vast amount of information to construct an exciting look at the years leading up to 2100, Physics of the Future is a thrilling, wondrous ride through the next 100 years of breathtaking scientific revolution.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “[Physics of the Future] has the ability to surprise and enthrall and frighten.”

    New York Times

  • “Fascinating…[A] wide-ranging tour of what to expect from technological progress over the next century or so.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “[Kaku] has a knack for making complex ideas entertaining.”

    Charlotte Observer

  • “One cannot help but feel buoyed that the miraculous world the author presents may really be less than a hundred years hence.”

    Louisville Courier-Journal

  • “Erudite [and] compelling.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “[Kaku] has the rare ability to take complicated scientific theories and turn them into readable tales about what our lives will be like in the future…Fascinating. And just a little bit spooky.”

    USA Today

  • “A whirlwind tour of technological possibility.”

    New Scientist

  • “Mak[es] the exponential character of technological progress stick in the reader’s head, so that they come to look at the world differently.”

    Sunday Telegraph (London)

  • “Kaku is a tireless science popularize…[He gets] the juices of future physicists flowing.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Mind-bending…[An] alternately fascinating and frightening book.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Matt Heavner | 2/20/2014

    " this was an entertaining read. But I wouldn't call this a science book. Maybe science fiction. Maybe fluff. It is entertaining. I found myself annoyed at some of the "linguistics of the future" attempts (such a word will disappear from the language..) and some very basic bad science popping in -- I remember one specific phrase about the level of a society will be measured by "electrons flowing in the fiber optic cables" -- parse that again for me?!? I found this to be speculation, too much ego, and not enough physics (to include that in the title). A better title would be "My Imagined Future" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Julie | 2/3/2014

    " 300 leading scientists were interviewed to give us a glimpse of life by the year 2100. Abundent, cheap energy, instant detection of disease, controlling objects telepathically, driving cars on magnetic roads that reduces fuel consumption drastically and living way past 100 while still looking 30. These are some of the things to come as long as the human race doesn't destroy itself first. Ultimately positive, it gives real hope for the future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Steve Reid | 1/27/2014

    " Excellent book in his depth of foretelling the future, a little sophomoric in the way he constantly refers to ancient history to start his chapters. e.g., He'll write something like "The ancient gods lived forever and man can only aspire to such godlike longevity, but in the study of the human genome could lie the secret to everlasting life." Otherwise the book is very organized, six large chapters covering things like AI and medicine and divided into three time periods: up to 2030, 2030 to 2050 and 2050 to 2100. A slow go here and there but the guy knows what he's talking about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ben Shih | 1/19/2014

    " Very intriguing concepts presented, but didn't like writing style. "

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