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.
Formerly the domain of fiction, moving human civilization to the stars is increasingly becoming a scientific possibilityand a necessity. Whether in the near future due to climate change and the depletion of finite resources, or in the distant future due to catastrophic cosmological events, we must face the reality that humans will one day need to leave planet Earth to survive as a species.
World-renowned physicist and futurist Michio Kaku explores in rich, intimate detail the process by which humanity may gradually move away from the planet and develop a sustainable civilization in outer space. He reveals how cutting-edge developments in robotics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology may allow us to terraform and build habitable cities on Mars. He then takes us beyond the solar system to nearby stars, which may soon be reached by nanoships traveling on laser beams at near the speed of light. Finally, he brings us beyond our galaxy, and even beyond our universe, to the possibility of immortality, showing us how humans may someday be able to leave our bodies entirely and laser port to new havens in space. With irrepressible enthusiasm and wonder, Dr. Kaku takes readers on a fascinating journey to a future in which humanity may finally fulfill its long-awaited destiny among the stars.
|Publisher:||Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|
|Edition description:||Signed Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.40(d)|
About the Author
MICHIO KAKU is a professor of physics at the City University of New York, cofounder of string field theory, and the 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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Michio Kaku fills you with hope for our future, while at the same time making sure that you understand the blunt reality of our future, the future of space travel, how we must become a multi-planet species. We’re not only shown the future of space travel, but the technology we’ll need to get to Mars and asteroids, and the people like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson and many others. He takes us through the complexities of nano technology, asteroid mining, terraforming Mars, and so on. He introduces us to pioneers past and present in this bold, breathtaking book that’s incredibly informative, and not to mention, incredibly fun.