Physics of the Future

Physics of the Future
Author: Michio Kaku
Pages: 450
ISBN: 9780307473332
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Release: 2012
Editor: Anchor
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Uses interviews with numerous top scientists to offer a vision of the year 2100 and how the science of the day will shape society and the everyday lives of people.

Physics of the Future

Physics of the Future
Author: Michio Kaku
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780385530811
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Release: 2011-03-15
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Imagine, if you can, the world in the year 2100. In Physics of the Future, Michio Kaku—the New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible—gives us a stunning, provocative, and exhilarating vision of the coming century based on interviews with over three hundred of the world’s top scientists who are already inventing the future in their labs. The result is the most authoritative and scientifically accurate description of the revolutionary developments taking place in medicine, computers, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, energy production, and astronautics. In all likelihood, by 2100 we will control computers via tiny brain sensors and, like magicians, move objects around with the power of our minds. Artificial intelligence will be dispersed throughout the environment, and Internet-enabled contact lenses will allow us to access the world's information base or conjure up any image we desire in the blink of an eye. Meanwhile, cars will drive themselves using GPS, and if room-temperature superconductors are discovered, vehicles will effortlessly fly on a cushion of air, coasting on powerful magnetic fields and ushering in the age of magnetism. Using molecular medicine, scientists will be able to grow almost every organ of the body and cure genetic diseases. Millions of tiny DNA sensors and nanoparticles patrolling our blood cells will silently scan our bodies for the first sign of illness, while rapid advances in genetic research will enable us to slow down or maybe even reverse the aging process, allowing human life spans to increase dramatically. In space, radically new ships—needle-sized vessels using laser propulsion—could replace the expensive chemical rockets of today and perhaps visit nearby stars. Advances in nanotechnology may lead to the fabled space elevator, which would propel humans hundreds of miles above the earth’s atmosphere at the push of a button. But these astonishing revelations are only the tip of the iceberg. Kaku also discusses emotional robots, antimatter rockets, X-ray vision, and the ability to create new life-forms, and he considers the development of the world economy. He addresses the key questions: Who are the winner and losers of the future? Who will have jobs, and which nations will prosper? All the while, Kaku illuminates the rigorous scientific principles, examining the rate at which certain technologies are likely to mature, how far they can advance, and what their ultimate limitations and hazards are. Synthesizing a vast amount of information to construct an exciting look at the years leading up to 2100, Physics of the Future is a thrilling, wondrous ride through the next 100 years of breathtaking scientific revolution.

Physics of the Future

Physics of the Future
Author: Michio Kaku
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780141931395
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Release: 2011-05-05
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The international bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible gives us a stunning and provocative vision of the future 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 sensors 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. 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'.

Physics of the Future

Physics of the Future
Author: Michio Kaku
Pages: 389
ISBN: 9781846142680
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Release: 2011-05-05
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 medi?cine, 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 recog?nize 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.

Physics of the Impossible

Physics of the Impossible
Author: Michio Kaku
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780385525442
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Release: 2008-03-11
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Teleportation, time machines, force fields, and interstellar space ships—the stuff of science fiction or potentially attainable future technologies? Inspired by the fantastic worlds of Star Trek, Star Wars, and Back to the Future, renowned theoretical physicist and bestselling author Michio Kaku takes an informed, serious, and often surprising look at what our current understanding of the universe's physical laws may permit in the near and distant future.Entertaining, informative, and imaginative, Physics of the Impossible probes the very limits of human ingenuity and scientific possibility.

Physics for Future Presidents The Science Behind the Headlines

Physics for Future Presidents  The Science Behind the Headlines
Author: Richard A. Muller
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0393069885
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Release: 2008-08-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller We live in complicated, dangerous times. Present and future presidents need to know if North Korea's nascent nuclear capability is a genuine threat to the West, if biochemical weapons are likely to be developed by terrorists, if there are viable alternatives to fossil fuels that should be nurtured and supported by the government, if private companies should be allowed to lead the way on space exploration, and what the actual facts are about the worsening threats from climate change. This is "must-have" information for all presidents—and citizens—of the twenty-first century. Winner of the 2009 Northern California Book Award for General Nonfiction. Images in this eBook are not displayed due to permissions issues.

Physics and Technology for Future Presidents

Physics and Technology for Future Presidents
Author: Richard A. Muller
Pages: 536
ISBN: 1400835313
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Release: 2010-04-12
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Physics and Technology for Future Presidents contains the essential physics that students need in order to understand today's core science and technology issues, and to become the next generation of world leaders. From the physics of energy to climate change, and from spy technology to quantum computers, this is the only textbook to focus on the modern physics affecting the decisions of political leaders and CEOs and, consequently, the lives of every citizen. How practical are alternative energy sources? Can satellites really read license plates from space? What is the quantum physics behind iPods and supermarket scanners? And how much should we fear a terrorist nuke? This lively book empowers students possessing any level of scientific background with the tools they need to make informed decisions and to argue their views persuasively with anyone--expert or otherwise. Based on Richard Muller's renowned course at Berkeley, the book explores critical physics topics: energy and power, atoms and heat, gravity and space, nuclei and radioactivity, chain reactions and atomic bombs, electricity and magnetism, waves, light, invisible light, climate change, quantum physics, and relativity. Muller engages readers through many intriguing examples, helpful facts to remember, a fun-to-read text, and an emphasis on real-world problems rather than mathematical computation. He includes chapter summaries, essay and discussion questions, Internet research topics, and handy tips for instructors to make the classroom experience more rewarding. Accessible and entertaining, Physics and Technology for Future Presidents gives students the scientific fluency they need to become well-rounded leaders in a world driven by science and technology. Professors: A supplementary Instructor's Manual is available for this book. It is restricted to teachers using the text in courses. For information on how to obtain a copy, refer to: http://press.princeton.edu/class_use/solutions.html Leading universities that have adopted this book include: Harvard Purdue Rice University University of Chicago Sarah Lawrence College Notre Dame Wellesley Wesleyan University of Colorado Northwestern Washington University in St. Louis University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign Fordham University of Miami George Washington University Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.

The Future of the Mind

The Future of the Mind
Author: Michio Kaku
Pages: 377
ISBN: 9780307473349
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Release: 2015
Editor: Anchor Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An authoritative survey of current groundbreaking research into the human mind reveals how top international laboratories have innovated unique technologies for recording profound mental capabilities and enabling controversial opportunities in the field of cognition enhancement.

Time Reborn

Time Reborn
Author: Lee Smolin
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780141939438
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Release: 2013-04-23
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Time Reborn, Lee Smolin, one of our foremost physicists and thinkers offers a radical new view of the nature of time and the cosmos Nothing seems more real than time passing. We experience life itself as a succession of moments. Yet throughout history, the idea that time is an illusion has been a religious and philosophical commonplace. We identify certain truths as 'eternal' constants, from moral principles to the laws of mathematics and nature: these are laws that exist not inside time, but outside it. From Newton and Einstein to today's string theorists and quantum physicists, the widest consensus is that the universe is governed by absolute, timeless laws. In Time Reborn, Lee Smolin argues that this denial of time is holding back both physics, and our understanding of the universe. We need a major revolution in scientific thought: one that embraces the reality of time and places it at the centre of our thinking. E may equal mc squared now, but that wasn't always the case. Similarly, as our understanding of the universe develops, Newton's fundamental laws might not remain so fundamental. Time, Smolin concludes, is not an illusion: it is the best clue we have to fundamental reality. Time Reborn explains how the true nature of time impacts on us, our world, and our universe. 'The strongest dose of clarity in written form to have come along in decades. The implications go far beyond physics, to economics, politics, and personal philosophy. Time Reborn places reality above theory in stronger and clearer terms than ever before, and the result is a path to better theory and potentially to a better society as well. Will no doubt be remembered as one of the essential books of the 21st century' Jaron Lanier [Praise for Lee Smolin's The Trouble With Physics]: 'The best book about contemporary science written for the layman that I have ever read . . . Read this book. Twice' Sunday Times 'Unusually broad and deep . . . his critical judgments are exceptionally penetrating' Roger Penrose 'Brave, uniquely well-informed . . . does a tremendous job' Mail on Sunday Lee Smolin is a theoretical physicist who has made important contributions to the search for quantum gravity. Born in New York City, he was educated at Hampshire College and Harvard University. Since 2001 he is a founding faculty member at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. His three earlier books explore philosophical issues raised by contemporary physics and cosmology. They are Life of the Cosmos (1997), Three Roads to Quantum Gravity (2001) and The Trouble with Physics (2006). He lives in Toronto.

The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology

The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology
Author: Stephen Hawking 60th Birthday Workshop and Symposium (2002, Cambridge, England)
Pages: 879
ISBN: 0521820812
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Release: 2003-10-23
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Based on lectures celebrating Stephen Hawking's sixtieth birthday, with contributions from the world's leading theoretical physicists.

The Future of Humanity

The Future of Humanity
Author: Michio Kaku
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780525434542
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Release: 2019-04-02
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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. We are entering a new Golden Age of space exploration. With irrepressible enthusiasm and a deep understanding of the cutting-edge research in space travel, World-renowned physicist and futurist Dr. Michio Kaku presents a compelling vision of how humanity may develop a sustainable civilization in outer space. He reveals the developments in robotics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology that may allow us to terraform and build habitable cities on Mars and beyond. He then journeys out of our solar system and discusses how new technologies such as nanoships, laser sails, and fusion rockets may actually make interstellar travel a possibility. We travel beyond our galaxy, and even beyond our universe, as Kaku investigates some of the hottest topics in science today, including warp drive, wormholes, hyperspace, parallel universes, and the multiverse. Ultimately, he shows us how humans may someday achieve a form of immortality and be able to leave our bodies entirely, laser porting to new havens in space.

Remembering the Future

Remembering the Future
Author: Brooks A. Agnew
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9781450252485
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Release: 2010-09
Editor: iUniverse
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The author proposes a scientific basis for the power of intention in the creation of future realities.

Beyond Einstein

Beyond Einstein
Author: Michio Kaku,Jennifer Trainer Thompson
Pages: 230
ISBN: 0192861964
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Release: 1997
Editor: OUP Oxford
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This text approaches scientific questions and theoretical physics with the excitement of a detective story, offering a look at the new science that may make the impossible possible.

The Order of Time

The Order of Time
Author: Carlo Rovelli
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780735216129
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Release: 2018-05-08
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of TIME’s Ten Best Nonfiction Books of the Decade "Meet the new Stephen Hawking . . . The Order of Time is a dazzling book." --The Sunday Times From the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, Reality Is Not What It Seems, and Helgoland, comes a concise, elegant exploration of time. Why do we remember the past and not the future? What does it mean for time to "flow"? Do we exist in time or does time exist in us? In lyric, accessible prose, Carlo Rovelli invites us to consider questions about the nature of time that continue to puzzle physicists and philosophers alike. For most readers this is unfamiliar terrain. We all experience time, but the more scientists learn about it, the more mysterious it remains. We think of it as uniform and universal, moving steadily from past to future, measured by clocks. Rovelli tears down these assumptions one by one, revealing a strange universe where at the most fundamental level time disappears. He explains how the theory of quantum gravity attempts to understand and give meaning to the resulting extreme landscape of this timeless world. Weaving together ideas from philosophy, science and literature, he suggests that our perception of the flow of time depends on our perspective, better understood starting from the structure of our brain and emotions than from the physical universe. Already a bestseller in Italy, and written with the poetic vitality that made Seven Brief Lessons on Physics so appealing, The Order of Time offers a profoundly intelligent, culturally rich, novel appreciation of the mysteries of time.

Parallel Worlds

Parallel Worlds
Author: Michio Kaku
Pages: 428
ISBN: 9781400033720
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Release: 2006
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sheds new light on discoveries that have revolutionized the field of cosmology and transformed understanding of the universe, offering an explanation of the multiverse M-theory and its implications in terms of the fate of our own universe.

Big History and the Future of Humanity

Big History and the Future of Humanity
Author: Fred Spier
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781118881729
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Release: 2015-05-06
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Provides an accessible and original overview of the entire sweep of history that places human history within the context of the history of life, the Earth, and the universe"--

Hyperspace

Hyperspace
Author: Michio Kaku
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780198785033
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Release: 2016-04-20
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reissued in new covers, this is the run-away bestseller from one of the world's leading theoretical physicists. Are there other dimensions beyond our own? Is time travel possible? Michio Kaku takes us on a tour of the most exciting work in modern physics, including research into the 10th dimension, time warps, and multiple universes, to outline what may be the leading candidate for the Theory of Everything.

Quantum Physics for Smart Kids

Quantum Physics for Smart Kids
Author: Carlos Pazos
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9781510754393
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Release: 2020-08-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Discover the mystery of science with Future Geniuses! Join Valentia, the little scientist, and her cat, Plank, as they learn why Plank can never seem to catch the laser he loves to play with. To do this, they must shrink down to the smallest size imaginable. Once they’re tiny, they can better learn about quantum physics, discovering secrets that are invisible to those of us who are full sized! Valentina teaches Plank all about molecules, atoms, particles, photons, and matter., as well as solids, liquids, and gasses—and fusion and fission! Future Geniuses is a collection that will help families spend time reading and learning together. Through simple text and fun illustrations, author and scientist Carlos Pazos makes the subjects of quantum physics approachable and easy to understand for even the smallest scientists.

The Physics of Wall Street

The Physics of Wall Street
Author: James Owen Weatherall
Pages: 286
ISBN: 9780547317274
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Release: 2013
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Harvard scholar argues that mathematical models can provide solutions to current economic challenges, explaining that the economic meltdown of 2008 was based on a misunderstanding of scientific models rather than on the models themselves.

Einstein s Cosmos How Albert Einstein s Vision Transformed Our Understanding of Space and Time Great Discoveries

Einstein s Cosmos  How Albert Einstein s Vision Transformed Our Understanding of Space and Time  Great Discoveries
Author: Michio Kaku
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0393077837
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Release: 2005-05-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A fresh and highly visual tour through Einstein's astonishing legacy." —Brian Greene There's no better short book that explains just what Einstein did than Einstein's Cosmos. Keying Einstein's crucial discoveries to the simple mental images that inspired them, Michio Kaku finds a revealing new way to discuss his ideas, and delivers an appealing and always accessible introduction to Einstein's work.