The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond

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Penguin Books Limited, 28. veebr 2018 - 336 pages

A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR

Human civilization is on the verge of spreading beyond Earth. More than a possibility, it is becoming a necessity: whether our hand is forced by climate change and resource depletion or whether future catastrophes compel us to abandon Earth, one day we will make our homes among the stars.

World-renowned physicist and futurist Michio Kaku explores in rich, accessible detail how humanity might gradually develop a sustainable civilization in outer space. With his trademark storytelling verve, Kaku shows us how science fiction is becoming reality: mind-boggling developments in robotics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology could enable us to build habitable cities on Mars; nearby stars might be reached by microscopic spaceships sailing through space on laser beams; and technology might one day allow us to transcend our physical bodies entirely.

With irrepressible enthusiasm and wonder, Dr. Kaku takes readers on a fascinating journey to a future in which humanity could finally fulfil its long-awaited destiny among the stars - and perhaps even achieve immortality.

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Kasutaja arvustus  - aadyer - LibraryThing

A very good easily readable discussion about initially mankind’s near future and then passing on to far future. With one of the clearest explanations of string theory this is an eminently interesting ... Read full review

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Kasutaja arvustus  - antao - LibraryThing

Sometimes I seem overly optimistic. Every new advance in technology always seems like a double edge sword to me. Plastic, the miracle substance. Throw away diapers. Cell phones (and texting), fossil ... Read full review

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About the author (2018)

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.

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