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22nd February 2018

The Future of Humanity, by Michio Kaku

In his latest book, Michio Kaku makes bold predictions about the future fate of humankind.


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Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist, futurist and populariser of science. He is professor of theoretical physics at the City College of New York and the CUNY Graduate Center. Kaku has written several books about physics and related topics and made frequent appearances on radio, TV, and film. He is the author of three New York Times best sellers: Physics of the Impossible (2008), Physics of the Future (2011), and The Future of the Mind (2014).

His latest book, published this week in hardcover, paperback and e-book formats, is titled: The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth.

In The Future of Humanity, Kaku takes the reader on a journey through time and space – exploring the frontiers of astrophysics, artificial intelligence and other technology expected in the far future and beyond. He presents a stunning vision of our destiny in space, from settling Mars to intergalactic travel.

The book synopsis states:

"Formerly the domain of fiction, moving human civilization to the stars is increasingly becoming a scientific possibility–and a necessity. Whether in the near future due to climate change and the depletion of finite resources, or in the distant future due to catastrophic cosmological events, we must face the reality that humans will one day need to leave planet Earth to survive as a species. World-renowned physicist and futurist Michio Kaku explores in rich, intimate detail the process by which humanity may gradually move away from the planet and develop a sustainable civilization in outer space. He reveals how cutting-edge developments in robotics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology may allow us to terraform and build habitable cities on Mars. He then takes us beyond the solar system to nearby stars, which may soon be reached by nanoships traveling on laser beams at near the speed of light. Finally, he brings us beyond our galaxy, and even beyond our universe, to the possibility of immortality, showing us how humans may someday be able to leave our bodies entirely and laser port to new havens in space. With irrepressible enthusiasm and wonder, Dr. Kaku takes readers on a fascinating journey to a future in which humanity may finally fulfill its long-awaited destiny among the stars."



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