Let's Discuss! Physics of the Future by Michio Kaku


 

Full title: Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100

 Space elevators. Internet-enabled contact lenses. Cars that fly by floating on magnetic fields. This is the stuff of science fiction—it’s also daily life in the year 2100.

Renowned theoretical physicist Michio Kaku details the developments in computer technology, artificial intelligence, medicine, space travel, and more, that are poised to happen over the next hundred years. He also considers how these inventions will affect the world economy, addressing the key questions: Who will have jobs? Which nations will prosper? Kaku interviews three hundred of the world’s top scientists—working in their labs on astonishing prototypes. He also takes into account the rigorous scientific principles that regulate how quickly, how safely, and how far technologies can advance. In Physics of the Future, Kaku forecasts a century of earthshaking advances in technology that could make even the last centuries’ leaps and bounds seem insignificant.

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  • Mary K.

    A thought-provoking book. Glad I read it although I don't know whether I'd have stuck with it if I was just reading it on my own.

    May 14, 2014

  • (BJ) betty jane d.

    many parts were too technical in the being but the rest was stimulating and educational. really liked be with the group listening to how different people were attracted to different parts of the books. great seeing everybody after my absence.

    May 14, 2014

  • Mary K.

    Hi - I had a last-minute project at work so will be late - if I'm able to make it at all. Please don't wait on me to order dinner.

    May 14, 2014

  • Jeff

    Thank you Liz! - sounds like an interesting book, even if no one including, most likely, our kids won't be around to see what may be the technology, medicine, etc. the book will be espousing. So, is this under of the genre fiction, science, fantasy, or sci-fi? - How I long for the days the club to grab a good old fashion historical fiction novel, but that's me and I have no vote unless I read one of the less favorable choices that have become all too often lately.

    April 10, 2014

    • Liz F.

      Hi Jeff - even though some of the things being discussed in the book sound fantastical, it is actually non-fiction. Imagine how fantastical our lives would have sounded to our own grandparents! So as fun as it is to look back to a time we never knew by reading historical fiction, it should be just as exciting to look forward to a time we'll never live in by reading scientific predictions of the future!

      April 10, 2014

    • Jeff

      thanks doc! ;)

      April 22, 2014

  • (BJ) betty jane d.

    hi I'm going to try to get one of the those copies at the library. I enjoy science and am looking forward to seeing the group.

    April 21, 2014

    • Liz F.

      Great! We're looking forward to seeing you!

      April 21, 2014

  • Liz F.

    I ordered six copies to be put behind the desk at the Danbury Public Library under Gourmet Readers Book club. Let me know if you take one (so I have an idea of how many books to order in the future) or if you have trouble getting a copy. They should be there in about a week.

    April 9, 2014

    • Liz F.

      Two members have already gotten their copies from the library. More copies are coming in every day so you should be able to get a copy - just ask at the front desk!

      April 16, 2014

  • Liz F.

    Book suggestions?? We're going to decide our reading list for the rest of the year very soon! Please send me suggestions so I can start putting together a list to choose from. You can email me or write them on this board. If everyone submits at least one or two suggestions we should have a good list to choose from! Thanks!!

    April 16, 2014

  • Jeff

    Glad to see the title The Book Thief! - and I understand the popularity of the Gladwell books.
    - Glad the club seems to be expanding (Racing in the Rain type book?) and continues in any form.

    April 10, 2014

    • Liz F.

      Thanks Jeff - we're really pleased with the balance of literature, memoir and non-fiction that we achieve. We're always looking for good recommendations of more to read so feel free to make suggestions!

      April 10, 2014

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