Book Highlight: Physics Of The Future


Michio Kaku is one of my favorite authors right now because his popular science books are always very interesting. This great read is Physics Of The Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives By 2100. Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist that is known for the String field theory and his popular science books. He uses research, projects, and notable scientists to speculate what he feels will be possible future developments in science that will shape our daily lives & technology uses. I mean, the things that he visualizes us doing and using is backed up by the great innovations that we have already put into existence. For an example, reading thoughts via EEG/MRI Scans & how we will be able to do this by miniaturizing electrodes…which could also lead us to command objects simply by thinking. Of course, I wouldn’t want someone to read all of my thoughts, but when it comes to the technological advances concerning physics…who knows what we will be able to do in the year 2100. He describes how we may be able to control computers with just simply our minds, the amazing future advances in medical care, the end of Moore’s Law, extrasolar planets, and many other interesting material. Now, some of the predictions & possibilities that Kaku wrote is pretty scary because it asks a pivotal question. Should humans be ”allowed” to do some of these things? As humans, we can be very powerful if we want, and the thought of cloning humans, using atomic transistors, and the mass usage of advanced robots could be detrimental to our race if used wrongly. Other things are absolutely great like using gene therapy to help treat genetic diseases. In this book Kaku details all of the developments in computer technology, artificial intelligence, medicine, and space travel that are supposed to happen in the future. He just doesn’t claim things without also explaining to us how it correlates with physics, different science laws, and developments that we have already made. I suggest reading other books by Kaku as well like, Physics Of The Impossible, The Future Of The Mind, and Beyond Einstein. Michio Kaku’s books are great reads even if you don’t visualize most of these innovations/developments happening. Physics of the Impossible is still such an interesting glimpse into a world that may not be that distant.