Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century

Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century

by Michio Kaku
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Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century by Michio Kaku

In Visions, physicist and author Michio Kaku examines the great scientific revolutions that have dramatically reshaped the twentieth century--the quantum mechanics, biogenetics, and artificial intelligence--and shows how they will change and alter science and the way we live.

The next century will witness more far-reaching scientific revolutions, as we make the transition from unraveling the secrets of nature to becoming masters of nature. We will no longer be passive bystanders to the dance of the universe, but will become creative choreographers of matter, life, and intelligence.

The first section of Visions presents a shocking look at a cyber-world infiltrated by millions of tiny intelligence systems. Part two illustrates how the decoding of DNA's genetic structure will allow humans the "godlike ability to manipulate life almost at will." Finally, VISIONS focuses on the future of quantum physics, in which physicists will perfect new ways to manipulate matter and harness the cosmic energy of the universe.

What makes Michio Kaku's vision of the science of the future so compelling--and so different from the mere forecasts of most thinkers--is that it is based on the groundbreaking research taking place in labs today, as well as the consensus of over 150 of Kaku's scientific colleagues. Science, for all its breathtaking change, evolves slowly; we can accurately predict, asserts Kaku, what the direction of science will be, based on the paths that are being forged today.

A thrilling, unique narrative that brings together the thinking of many of the world's most accomplished scientists to explore the world of the future, Visions is science writing at its best.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385484992
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/1998
Edition description: 1 ANCHOR
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 236,922
Product dimensions: 5.18(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.84(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 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 Explorations in Science.

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Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite Kaku book. He maintains his always crystal clear style with an added personal touch this time around.
JP3370 More than 1 year ago
Michio Kaku is one of my favorite physicist. This is the first book of his that I have read and I plan to read more. Visions is a little dated since it was originally published in 1997. However, It was interesting to see what predictions were correct and which have still not quite happened yet. Either way, Dr. Kaku's writing is clear, interesting and brings science to life. You don't have to be a physicist to understand the concepts Dr. Kaku explores.
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