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

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The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Read Online Free - 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.

Title : The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond
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ISBN : 0241304849
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 368 pages


Casey rated it ★★★★☆

February 18, 2018

I received a free Kindle copy of The Future of Humanity by Michio Kaku courtesy of Net Galley and Doubleday Books, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review to Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my nonfiction book review blog. I also posted it to my...

Book rated it ★★★★☆

March 07, 2018

The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth by Michio Kaku “The Future of Humanity” is an awe-inspiring exploration of the pioneers who have the energy, vision, and the resources to change the fate of humanity. He also analyzes the adva...

Justin rated it ★★★★☆

January 19, 2018

Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku is at his best (at least for layman) when his enthusiasm for creative science, science fiction, and the edges of our knowledge blend into a surprisingly accessible read. That approach comes through much of The Future of Humanity, where his speculative science is...

Emma Sea rated it ★☆☆☆☆

March 15, 2018

while I did not enjoy this book, and definitely do not rec it to adults, if you have a bright 8-12 year old interested in science, get them this! "The origin of the moon has fascinated humanity for millennia. Because the moon rules the night, it has often been associated with darkness or madness....

Susannah rated it ★★★★☆

February 14, 2018

Gotta love Michio Kaku. His enthusiasm is just infectious. Also his ET chapter super freaked me out (highly intelligent, language using cephalopods???)

Lissa rated it ★★★★★

February 08, 2018

There is really no need to summarize this book as the subtitle pretty much says it all. I will say that I found this book incredibly accessible and completely fascinating. I’m pretty sure I learned more about space travel in this one book than I have in the preceding years of my life. Kaku’s form...

Mal rated it ★★★★★

March 15, 2018

Climate change. The threat of thermonuclear war. Bioterrorism. Overpopulation. Is it any wonder that most Americans today are pessimistic about the future of the human race? In the face of all these (and so many other) existential threats to the survival of our civilization, who can blame us for...

Dan rated it ★★★★☆

March 09, 2018

In his latest work, physicist Michio Kaku has focused on the what the future life of humanity might be as pertains to several possible scenarios. Throughout the work he mostly does a decent job of suggesting how plausible these ideas are, or at the very least, the type of timeframe needed to deve...

Angus rated it ★★★★☆

March 13, 2018

Love Kaku’s books about the weirdness of physics in our universe and the unusual applications that entails. Love the idea of our species heading off planet to maintain the species. There was a lengthy bit about genetics which demonstrated the silliness of the current “Non-GMO” fad; Kaku gives the...

Jim rated it ★★★☆☆

March 16, 2018

Everything covered was entertaining, yet the book ultimately suffers from being overly general. Wanted scientific detail and came away with repackaged sci-fi. Maybe that’s inherent in speculative nonfiction.

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