The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2014 - Psychology - 377 pages
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"Compelling....Kaku thinks with great breadth, and the vistas he presents us are worth the trip"
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best-selling author of PHYSICS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE, PHYSICS OF THE FUTURE and HYPERSPACE tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain.
        
For the first time in history, the secrets of the living brain are being revealed by a battery of high tech brain scans devised by physicists. Now what was once solely the province of science fiction has become a startling reality. Recording memories, telepathy, videotaping our dreams, mind control, avatars, and telekinesis are not only possible; they already exist. 
 
THE FUTURE OF THE MIND gives us an authoritative and compelling look at the astonishing research being done in top laboratories around the world--all based on the latest advancements in neuroscience and physics.  One day we might have a "smart pill" that can enhance our cognition; be able to upload our brain to a computer, neuron for neuron; send thoughts and emotions around the world on a "brain-net"; control computers and robots with our mind; push the very limits of immortality; and perhaps even send our consciousness across the universe. 
          
Dr. Kaku takes us on a grand tour of what the future might hold, giving us not only a solid sense of how the brain functions but also how these technologies will change our daily lives. He even presents a radically new way to think about "consciousness" and applies it to provide fresh insight into mental illness, artificial intelligence and alien consciousness.  

With Dr. Kaku's deep understanding of modern science and keen eye for future developments, THE FUTURE OF THE MIND is a scientific tour de force--an extraordinary, mind-boggling exploration of the frontiers of neuroscience.

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Great book for a science fiction writer. - Goodreads
Easy to read, broke down complex ideas simply. - Goodreads
The research is beyond fascinating and exciting. - Goodreads
Love Michio Kaku's personality and writing style. - Goodreads
I found his style easy to read and to understand. - Goodreads
It is easy to read even if you are not scientist. - Goodreads

Review: The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind

User Review  - Tim McGrath - Goodreads

An interesting perspective on the mind from theoretical physicist Michio Kaku. I went into this book looking for striking ideas that I have never heard before. This book does just that in Michio's ... Read full review

Review: The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind

User Review  - Marguerite Ruffner - Goodreads

Very interesting and entertaining book. Love Michio Kaku's personality and writing style. He kept me engaged and expanded my limited knowledge on this subject. Read full review

About the author (2014)

MICHIO KAKU is a professor of physics at the City University of New York, cofounder of string field theory, and the author of several widely acclaimed science books, including Hyperspace, Beyond Einstein, Physics of the Impossible, and Physics of the Future. He is the science correspondent for CBS's This Morning and host of the radio programs Science Fantastic and Explorations in Science.

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