The Future of Humanity: Our Destiny in the Universe
ISBN: 0525434542
EAN13: 9780525434542
Language: English
Publication Date: April 2, 2019
Pages: 432
Dimensions: 0.84" H x 8.00" L x 5.19" W
Weight: 0.91 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
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 when one day we are forced to leave the Earth. We are entering a New Golden Age of space exploration. Formerly the domain of fiction, moving human civilization to the stars is increasingly becoming a scientific possibility--and a necessity. 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, opening up new frontiers to human civilization. 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. With irrepressible enthusiasm and a deep understanding of the cutting-edge research in space travel, Dr. Kaku takes readers on an exhilarating and inspiring journey to a future in which humanity may finally fulfill its long-awaited destiny among the stars.