Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100

Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100

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By (author) Michio Kaku

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  • Publisher: ALLEN LANE
  • Format: Hardback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 162mm x 240mm x 37mm | 685g
  • Publication date: 5 May 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1846142687
  • ISBN 13: 9781846142680
  • Sales rank: 145,900

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Based on interviews with over three hundred of the world's top scientists, who are already inventing the future in their labs, Kaku - in a lucid and engaging fashion - presents the revolutionary developments in medicine, computers, quantum physics, and space travel that will forever change our way of life and alter the course of civilization itself. His astonishing revelations include: The Internet will be in your contact lens. It will recognize people's faces, display their biographies, and even translate their words into subtitles. You will control computers and appliances via tiny sen-sors that pick up your brain scans. You will be able to rearrange the shape of objects. Sensors in your clothing, bathroom, and appliances will monitor your vitals, and nanobots will scan your DNA and cells for signs of danger, allowing life expectancy to increase dramatically. Radically new spaceships, using laser propulsion, may replace the expensive chemical rockets of today. You may be able to take an elevator hundreds of miles into space by simply pushing the "up" button. "Like Physics of the Impossible" and "Visions" before it, "Physics of the Future" is an exhilarating, wondrous ride through the next one hundred years of breathtaking scientific revolution.

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Internationally acclaimed physicist Dr Michio Kaku holds the Henry Semat Chair in Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York. He is also an international bestselling author, his books including Hyperspace and Parallel Worlds, and a distinguished writer, having featured in Time, the Wall Street Journal, the Sunday Times and the New Scientist to name but a few. Dr Kaku also hosts his own radio show, 'Science Fantastic', and recently presented the BBC's popular series 'Time'.

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The year 2100 that Kaku predicts in his ambitious new book is filled with gadgets like internet-connected contact lenses...It is packed with scholarship and is quite readable for the work of a scientist -- Jonathan Margolis Mail on Sunday