The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond

The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond

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 Human civilization is on the verge of spreading beyond Earth. More than a possibility, it is becoming a necessity: whe...

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Title:The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond
Author:Michio Kaku
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Genres:Science
ISBN:0241304849
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Reviews

  • Justin
    Jan 19, 2018
    Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku is at his best (at least for layman) when his enthusiasm for creative science, science fiction, and the edges of our knowledge blend into a surprisingly accessible read. That approach comes through much of The Future of Humanity, where his speculative ...
  • David
    Apr 30, 2018
    Michio Kaku, futurist, theoretical physicist and frequent consultant on many, many science related TV shows, writes a book about the direction of humanity in the somewhat near future and then projects it to thousands, even millions of years. Welcome to Michio Kaku?s World! It?s...
  • Jim Witkins
    Mar 16, 2018
    Everything covered was entertaining, yet the book ultimately suffers from being overly general. Wanted scientific detail and came away with repackaged sci-fi. Maybe that?s inherent in speculative nonfiction. ...
  • Chase
    Mar 22, 2018
    This is book about the physics of the next few centuries. It starts with the case of why we need to not keep all our eggs in one planetary basket and instead reach out to the moon, mars and eventually the stars. This book covers so much more science than just astrophysics and cosmol...
  • Eric
    Dec 28, 2017
    Science fiction often sends humanity off planet and out into the universe. Have you ever wondered how as a species humans accomplish this? If the answer is yes, then physicist Michio Kaku has written the book for you. The Future of Humanity surveys various fields of science to show the...
  • Alexander Curran
    Apr 03, 2018
    ?I sometimes think about how easy it is for a nation to slip into complacency and ruin after decades of basking in the sun. Since science is the engine of prosperity, nations that turn their backs on science and technology eventually enter a downward spiral.? Michio Kaku's The ...
  •  ZeN
    Mar 17, 2018
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  • Mal Warwick
    Mar 15, 2018
    Climate change. The threat of thermonuclear war. Bioterrorism. Overpopulation. Is it any wonder that most Americans today are pessimistic about the future of the human race? In the face of all these (and so many other) existential threats to the survival of our civilization, who can bl...
  • D.L. Morrese
    Jun 02, 2018
    Will humans colonize other worlds? Will they continue to evolve? Will they survive the inevitable destruction of Earth? These and other questions are posed and addressed in simple (perhaps overly simple) terms in this book. It's a serviceable primer to engage the imagination of kids an...
  • Emma Sea
    Feb 21, 2018
    while I did not enjoy this book, and definitely do not rec it to adults, if you have a bright 8-12 year old interested in science, get them this! "The origin of the moon has fascinated humanity for millennia. Because the moon rules the night, it has often been associated with darkn...
  • Book
    Mar 07, 2018
    The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth by Michio Kaku ?The Future of Humanity? is an awe-inspiring exploration of the pioneers who have the energy, vision, and the resources to change the fate of humanity. He als...
  • Adam Di Filippe
    Dec 27, 2017
    Kaku is one of the few authors that will make me drop all other literary engagements and focus just on their current work. I highly recommend this book and all of his other works. ...
  • Sarah
    Mar 08, 2018
    best non-fiction book i've read this year (shhh its the first one but STILL) ...
  • Bob
    Jul 15, 2018
    Summary: An exploration of the possibility and necessity of humanity becoming a multi-planetary species, and the revolutions of technology necessary to realize that future. Michio Kaku is a theoretical theorist studying string theory at the City University of New York, and the autho...
  • Dan Graser
    Mar 09, 2018
    In his latest work, physicist Michio Kaku has focused on the what the future life of humanity might be as pertains to several possible scenarios. Throughout the work he mostly does a decent job of suggesting how plausible these ideas are, or at the very least, the type of timeframe nee...
  • Susannah
    Feb 14, 2018
    Gotta love Michio Kaku. His enthusiasm is just infectious. Also his ET chapter super freaked me out (highly intelligent, language using cephalopods???) ...
  • Casey Wheeler
    Feb 18, 2018
    I received a free Kindle copy of The Future of Humanity by Michio Kaku courtesy of Net Galley and Doubleday Books, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review to Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my nonfiction book review blog. I also po...
  • E.
    Jun 13, 2018
    This is my first Michio Kaku book and I am very impressed with how easily he was able to convey some very complex ideas. This book is very expansive and cover a whole range of issues when discussing ways to help humankind evolving into a multi-planet species. Just some of the topics to...
  • WendyB
    Jul 14, 2018
    Interesting, easily readable. Covers a lot of territory (no pun intended) in space exploration but not in much depth, just gives an overview of subjects related to rocketry, life in space and the possibilities of humans living on other worlds. ...
  • Lissa
    Feb 08, 2018
    There is really no need to summarize this book as the subtitle pretty much says it all. I will say that I found this book incredibly accessible and completely fascinating. I?m pretty sure I learned more about space travel in this one book than I have in the preceding years of my life...
  • Angus McKeogh
    Mar 12, 2018
    Love Kaku?s books about the weirdness of physics in our universe and the unusual applications that entails. Love the idea of our species heading off planet to maintain the species. There was a lengthy bit about genetics which demonstrated the silliness of the current ?Non-GMO? fa...
  • Beth
    Apr 09, 2018
    I got brains, but String Theory is beyond me! This was an audio book narrated by Feodor Chin. ...
  • Kristy K
    Mar 23, 2018
    This is utterly fascinating and written in a way that was easy to understand. Kaku mixes science with fiction (pulled from pop culture, books, etc) in order to explain what could or couldn?t happen in the future. I was surprised how easy it was to grasp the ideas and loved the ex...
  • Carly Friedman
    Apr 03, 2018
    3.5 stars rounded up. I loved the first 2/3 of the book! The last few chapters started to drag, though. The last section on string theory and quantum physics was too advanced for me, unfortunately. Overall, I learned some fascination information about our galaxy, technological inno...
  • Diego
    Mar 20, 2018
    This was such an interesting book. It really normalizes the thoughts of leaving Earth and not only exploring beyond, but settling beyond. Even crazier notions of removing our minds from our bodies to travel via laser beams to the exterior of our galaxy into exoskeletons waiting for us ...
  • Catherine Cole
    Mar 16, 2018
    Although scientists might think the explanations given to the topics in this book may be a little too "dumbed-down" for their liking, they must remember that this book is for general audiences, who may not have the same knowledge or vocabulary as they do, therefore, simple explanations...
  • Jess G
    Jul 11, 2018
    A fascinating read for anyone interested in the topic of space travel and the possible futures of humanity. Kaku does an excellent job at explaining topics for most people to be able to understand, you definitely don't need to be a physicist or scientist to read this book. Kaku lays ou...
  • Josh
    May 31, 2018
    The Future of Humanity by Michio Kaku, (a present day leading physicists), explains new theories and ideas in a relatively in his latest informational book. I found this book to be very interesting. I would highly suggest this book to, anybody who thinks that NASA is a big waist of mon...
  • Sahil Pradhan
    Jul 14, 2018
    We almost didn?t have a future. Seventy-five thousand years ago, an apocalyptic volcanic explosion at Lake Toba in present-day Indonesia darkened the skies with ash and toxic smoke. In the ruin that followed, some researchers believe, only a small, ragged band of humans survived. If ...
  • Marius Greblikas
    Mar 21, 2018
    ?is bi?iukas, kai jau ra?o, tai stog? nuraun? galutinai. Kiekvien? kart? skaitydamas jo knygas, pasijau?iu ne?moni?kai ma?as ir labai trumpai gyvenantis, nes ta ateitis kuri b?na pie?iama jo fantastini? ??valg?, kurios yra paremtos ?i? laik? moksliniais atradimais i...