Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century

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OUP Oxford, 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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User Review  - HadriantheBlind - LibraryThing

Moderately interesting pop-science book. I would have liked more detailed explanations instead of pleasant aphorisms about the future, but I was pleasantly surprised by how much Kaku got right. Read full review

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User Review  - skraft001 - LibraryThing

Interesting to read this book 13 years past the publication date. A lot of the predictions for 2010 were simply far too optimistic. He seemed to go with the best case scenario fro the advancement of technology. Better was at the end the discussion of Type 0 to Type 3 civilizations. Read full review

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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 televisionprogrammes.

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