Summary of Physics of the Future

How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100

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Physics of the Future book summary
What you’ll see in the future when you use the computer screen on your contact lenses (and other tech miracles to come)


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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 and
  • How 150-year life spans could become common.


Predicting the Future with Science as a Guide
Predicting the future is always tricky. Among the famous swings and misses: the Hollywood producer who pooh-poohed movies with sound, the postmaster who thought stagecoaches would still deliver the mail in 1990, the US Patent Office head who...
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About the Author

Michio Kaku, who co-founded string field theory, teaches theoretical physics at the City University of New York and wrote Hyperspace and Physics of the Impossible.

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    Mike Antoniadis 11 months ago
    A 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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      Jeff Ostrowski 5 months ago
      These predictions seem more realistic by the day.
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    Bryan Baranski 3 years ago
    this book seems extremely interesting to me. so thanks to the summary, i bought it.

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