Summary of Physics of the Future
How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100
Copyright © 2011 by Michio Kaku. Used by arrangement with The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.
What you’ll see in the future when you use the computer screen on your contact lenses (and other tech miracles to come)
Michio Kaku is the lay reader’s dream – an accomplished scientist who communicates intricate concepts in a way anyone can comprehend. In his book, Kaku offers a deeply researched study of the technologies that will create society’s future. He tackles everything from computer screens on contact lenses to magnetic levitation, artificial intelligence and nanotechnology. To keep his treatise reader-friendly, he brings in examples from Greek mythology, Star Trek and the Terminator movies. At times Kaku seems a bit too optimistic about the gee-whiz direction of the world, which he believes eventually will be free of cancer, car crashes and the ravages of aging. But he does temper some of his predictions: He points out the limits of stem cells and artificial intelligence, and he notes the dangers of global warming. getAbstract recommends his analysis to readers seeking an erudite but easy-to-digest survey of the innovations shaping the future.
In this summary, you will learn
- How significant technological advances will shape the future
- How computing power will improve
- How 150-year life spans could become common
Comment on this summary
3 months agoA great read to expand the brain and think ahead a few decades forward. To be able to think that these are good possibilities is exciting and refreshing.
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