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The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality and Our Destiny Beyond Earth by Michio KakuThe #1 bestselling author of The Future of the Mind brings us a stunning new vision of our future in space.
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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Human civilization is on the verge of spreading beyond Earth. I don't think it's possible for Michio Kaku to write a book that I don't absolutely love. Dr. Michio Kaku is an American theoretical physicist at the City College of New York, best-selling author, a futurist, and a.
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Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku is already well known to the public through his bestselling books and social media. His latest book tackles the options for human society thriving beyond our planet, beginning with an interplanetary near future, then on to the entire universe and even beyond. By beyond he refers to the highly speculative concepts of seeding new universes when ours ultimately dies. It is the story of human development as Kaku sees it. Next, he gives an overview of the science and the science fiction pushing us on the path of space travel. There is a brief history of rocketry, primarily mentioning Robert Goddard and how he was often ridiculed. Only in , did the New York Times offer an apology for doubting his credibility when it published an admission that rocket propulsion can indeed function in a vacuum.
In , as NASA was preparing to launch the Cassini mission to Saturn, a small but vocal group of anti-nuclear activists protested its launch because the spacecraft was powered by a radioisotope thermoelectric generator RTG with plutonium Those activists, staging protests outside the gates of Cape Canaveral, in Washington, and elsewhere, feared that an accident during launch or on an Earth gravity assist needed to sling the spacecraft out to Saturn could cause radioactive contamination around the launch site or even throughout the atmosphere. Among those who spoke out against the launch was Michio Kaku, a physics professor at the City University of New York who was only then emerging as a popular science communicator. Kaku spoke at various events warning of the threat Cassini posed to our environment if launched. I recall him speaking at one such event on the MIT campus in the weeks leading up to the launch when I was a graduate student there. Kaku has since gone on to be one of the most familiar scientists to the general public albeit a rung or two below Neil deGrasse Tyson on the popularity ladder , the author of multiple books and host of television shows. In The Future of Humanity , he returns to the subject of space exploration, convinced of its necessity in order to ensure humanity has a future.