Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century

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Oxford University Press, Mar 4, 1999 - Science - 403 pages
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New in paperback, from the bestselling author of Hyperspace, this spellbinding book brings together the cutting-edge research of today's foremost scientists to explore the science of tomorrow. Michio Kaku describes the development of computers and artificial intelligence, reveals how the decoding of the genetic structure of DNA will allow us to alter and reshape our genetic inheritance, and observes how quantum physicists are perfecting new ways of harnessing the matter andenergy of the Universe. Visions is an exhilarating adventure into the future of our planet and ourselves.
  

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Contents

The Invisible Computer
23
The Intelligent Planet
43
Machines That Think
70
CHAPTER 5
87
Will Humans Become Obsolete?
118
Personal DNA Codes
139
Conquering CancerFixing Our Genes
162
Molecular Medicine and the MindBody Link
181
Designer Children and Clones
220
The Genetics of a Brave New World?
241
The Quantum Future
265
To Reach for the Stars
295
Toward a Planetary Civilization
322
Masters of Space and Time
338
Notes
356
Recommended Reading
389

To Live Forever?
200

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Michio Kaku is Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics at the City College of New York. An internationally acclaimed physicist, he is the co-founder of the string field theory. He hosts a weekly hour-long radio science programme in the USA, and has appeared on many television programmes.

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