Physics of the Future

Physics of the Future
Author: Michio Kaku
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-03-15
ISBN 10: 0385530811
ISBN 13: 9780385530811
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physics of the Future Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2011-05-05
ISBN 10: 0141931396
ISBN 13: 9780141931395
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physics of the Future Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 389
Release: 2011-05-05
ISBN 10: 1846142687
ISBN 13: 9781846142680
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physics of the Future Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2008-03-11
ISBN 10: 0385525443
ISBN 13: 9780385525442
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physics of the Impossible Book Review:

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
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2008-08-17
ISBN 10: 9780393069884
ISBN 13: 0393069885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physics for Future Presidents The Science Behind the Headlines Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2010-04-12
ISBN 10: 9781400835317
ISBN 13: 1400835313
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physics and Technology for Future Presidents Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Anchor Books
Total Pages: 377
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0307473341
ISBN 13: 9780307473349
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of the Mind Book Review:

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.

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)
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 879
Release: 2003-10-23
ISBN 10: 9780521820813
ISBN 13: 0521820812
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of Theoretical Physics and Cosmology Book Review:

Based on lectures given in honour of Stephen Hawking's sixtieth birthday, this book comprises contributions from some of the world's leading theoretical physicists. It begins with a section containing chapters by successful scientific popularisers, bringing to life both Hawking's work and other exciting developments in physics. The book then goes on to provide a critical evaluation of advanced subjects in modern cosmology and theoretical physics. Topics covered include the origin of the universe, warped spacetime, cosmological singularities, quantum gravity, black holes, string theory, quantum cosmology and inflation. As well as providing a fascinating overview of the wide variety of subject areas to which Stephen Hawking has contributed, this book represents an important assessment of prospects for the future of fundamental physics and cosmology.

Physics of the Future

Physics of the Future
Author: Michio Kaku
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 389
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0141044241
ISBN 13: 9780141044248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physics of the Future Book Review:

'A whirlwind tour of technological possiblity' New Scientist We all wish we could predict the future, but most of us don't know enough about the science that makes it possible. That's why Michio Kaku decided to talk to the people who really know - the visionaries who are already inventing the future in their labs. Based on interviews with over three hundred of the world's top scientists, Kaku gives us an insider's perspective on the revolutionary advances that mean we'll soon be able to take an elevator into space, access the internet via our contact lenses, scan our DNA for signs of disease and even change the shape of objects - and all still within the laws of known physics. This isn't just the shape of things to come - as Kaku shows, it's already happening. 'One of the gurus of modern physics' Financial Times 'An entertaining account of envelope-pushing research' Economist 'A wide-ranging tour of what to expect from technological progress over the next century or so . . . fascinating' Wall Street Journal 'Mind-bending . . . fascinating . . . engrossing' San Francisco Chronicle

Time Reborn

Time Reborn
Author: Lee Smolin
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0547511728
ISBN 13: 9780547511726
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Time Reborn Book Review:

A theoretical physicist and author of the controversial best-seller The Trouble with Physics describes his new approach for thinking about the reality of time and explains his theory about the laws of physics not being timeless but rather capable of evolving.

Beyond Einstein

Beyond Einstein
Author: Michio Kaku,Jennifer Trainer Thompson
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 230
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780192861962
ISBN 13: 0192861964
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Einstein Book Review:

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 Future of Humanity

The Future of Humanity
Author: Michio Kaku
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-04-02
ISBN 10: 0525434542
ISBN 13: 9780525434542
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of Humanity Book Review:

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
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2010-09
ISBN 10: 1450252486
ISBN 13: 9781450252485
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Remembering the Future Book Review:

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

Future Science

Future Science
Author: John Warren White,Stanley Krippner
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 598
Release: 1977
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105036954597
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Order of Time

The Order of Time
Author: Carlo Rovelli
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-05-08
ISBN 10: 0735216126
ISBN 13: 9780735216129
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Order of Time Book Review:

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.

Highlights in Condensed Matter Physics and Future Prospects

Highlights in Condensed Matter Physics and Future Prospects
Author: Leo Esaki
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 708
Release: 2013-11-27
ISBN 10: 1489936866
ISBN 13: 9781489936868
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Highlights in Condensed Matter Physics and Future Prospects Book Review:

This volume contains the proceedings of the first NATO Science Forum "Highlights of the Eighties and Future Prospects in Condensed Matter Physics" (sponsored by the NATO Scientific Affairs Division), which took place in September, 1990, in the pleasant surroundings provided by the Hotel du Palais at Biarritz, France. One hundred distinguished physicists from seventeen countries, including six Nobellaureates, were invited to participate in the four and a half day meeting. Focusing on three evolving frontiers: semiconductor quantum structures, including the subject of the quantumHall effect (QHE), high temperature superconductivity (HiTc) and scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), the Forum provided an opportunity to evaluate, in depth, each of the frontiers, by reviewing the progress made during the last few years and, more importantly, exploring their implications for the future. Though serious scientists are not "prophets," all of the participants showed a strong interest in this unique format and addressed the questions of future prospects, either by extrapolating from what has been known, or by a stretch of their "educated" imagination.

Parallel Worlds

Parallel Worlds
Author: Michio Kaku
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1400033721
ISBN 13: 9781400033720
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parallel Worlds Book Review:

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.

Pricing the Future

Pricing the Future
Author: George G. Szpiro
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-11-29
ISBN 10: 0465028152
ISBN 13: 9780465028153
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pricing the Future Book Review:

Options have been traded for hundreds of years, but investment decisions were based on gut feelings until the Nobel Prize–winning discovery of the Black-Scholes options pricing model in 1973 ushered in the era of the “quants.” Wall Street would never be the same. In Pricing the Future, financial economist George G. Szpiro tells the fascinating stories of the pioneers of mathematical finance who conducted the search for the elusive options pricing formula. From the broker's assistant who published the first mathematical explanation of financial markets to Albert Einstein and other scientists who looked for a way to explain the movement of atoms and molecules, Pricing the Future retraces the historical and intellectual developments that ultimately led to the widespread use of mathematical models to drive investment strategies on Wall Street.

Physics of the Future

Physics of the Future
Author: Thomas G. Barnes
Publsiher: Master Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1983-06-01
ISBN 10: 9780932766090
ISBN 13: 0932766099
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2005-05-17
ISBN 10: 9780393077834
ISBN 13: 0393077837
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

"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.