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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (7,815 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michio Kaku Narrator: Feodor Chi Publisher: Books on Tape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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One hundred years ago, scientists would have said that lasers, televisions, and the atomic bomb were beyond the realm of physical possibility. In Physics of the Impossible, the renowned physicist Michio Kaku explores to what extent the technologies and devices of science fiction (such as phasers, force fields, teleportation, and time travel) that are deemed equally impossible today might well become commonplace in the future.

From teleportation to telekinesis, Kaku uses the world of science fiction to explore the fundamentals - and the limits - of the laws of physics as we know them today. In a compelling and thought-provoking narrative, he explains:

  • How the science of optics and electromagnetism may one day enable us to bend light around an object, like a stream flowing around a boulder, making the object invisible to observers downstream
  • How ramjet rockets, laser sails, antimatter engines, and nanorockets may one day take us to the nearby stars
  • How telepathy and psychokinesis, once considered pseudoscience, may one day be possible using advances in MRI, computers, superconductivity, and nanotechnology
  • Why a time machine is apparently consistent with the known laws of quantum physics, although it would take an unbelievably advanced civilization to actually build one

    Kaku uses his discussion of each technology as a jumping-off point to explain the science behind it. An extraordinary scientific adventure, Physics of the Impossible takes listeners on an unforgettable, mesmerizing journey into the world of science that both enlightens and entertains. Download and start listening now!

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    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dave Folsom | 2/15/2014

      " Okay, I'll admit to being a bit of a geek when it comes to science even though I read this book as part of my research for my own science fiction novel "The Zeitgeist Project." To my surprise I really enjoyed it. Michio Kahu writes about very complicated scientific issues in a way that the rest of us can at least understand the basic concepts. If you are even the least bit science you will enjoy this book and even if not, I think you'll find it facinating. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Patrick\ | 2/12/2014

      " Kaku is a clear expositor of the difficult world of string theory and quantum mechanics. I still have my doubts about string theory, as Occam's razor is damned here. Einstein is bad enough to understand, but this is truly the world of the bizarre we all will have to come to terms with - computers are first. Terrific book. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bo | 1/15/2014

      " It's only a matter of time before we achieve some of these technologies. I personally think Kaku is underestimating the time it will take to acheive these advances; assuming Kurzweil is right about AI and the singularity. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ed | 1/14/2014

      " Accessibly-written, scientifically-sound overview of the future possibility (maybe tens of thousands of years or generations in the future) of certain sci-fi concepts becoming reality. Surprisingly (or maybe not), the author relegates very few concepts to the realm of the "impossible." So while Star Trek may not be just around the corner, it may not be as fantastic as it sometimes seems. "

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