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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • Odo
    Mar 17, 2018
    4.5/5.0 ...
  • 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...
  • Scott
    Apr 11, 2018
    Good book but nothing really new if you read a lot in this area. ...
  • Alexander Lloyd
    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...
  • 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. ...
  • Nilesh
    Feb 23, 2018
    This is a hastily written popular book with a catchy title but only with a host of rehashed ideas and no novel lines of thoughts or conclusions. The short book starts by excessively focusing on the latest developments in the space travel. For a book with such a wide scope, the initi...
  • Brian Durfee
    Feb 21, 2018
    I zoomed through this with eyes wide open. Fantastic! Not since Sagan's Cosmo's have I been so dazzled by the stars. ...
  • Sarah Avant
    Mar 08, 2018
    best non-fiction book i've read this year (shhh its the first one but STILL) ...
  • 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...
  • Kf
    Mar 26, 2018
    I decided to listen to Michio Kaku?s The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth on somewhat of a whim. I find the topics here (space travel, time travel, black holes, worm holes, string theory, civilization types, time) t...
  • 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...
  • Angie
    Dec 17, 2017
    Kaku is a great tour guide to the possibilities of the distant future. He imagines what may be possible, or at least what is not ruled out by the laws of physics as we know them. He has the tendency in this book, as he does in his others, to introduce topics with words like "perhaps" a...
  • Lance L
    Mar 06, 2018
    There is popular science, and there is fluff. This resides somewhere in the middle. The presentation of the ideas seems more like a book jacket description of what the book is about than any real substantive development of the ideas. I know it is written for the lay reader, but unless ...
  • 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
    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 ...
  • Grey Thornberry
    Apr 16, 2018
    A high concept science journal delivered in prose that should be accessible to anyone. The book is broken down into small, easily digestible sections, and while the writing is sometimes uninspired the concepts never are. ...
  • 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...
  • 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...