My preference for a good story is something totally unusual and not run of the mill stuff. Give me something I haven't heard before.
Michio Kaku is always a good listen. I only have one disagreement with him and that's the issue of the US going back to product production. I think we'll eventually have to in most fields to secure a healthy economy. There's just too many people that lack a higher education in this country that could be left behind in an ever increasingly intellectually driven job market. Relying on overseas markets to produce goods has weakened our economy and caused a huge separation in the classes. This trend, if continued, will eventually create a lower class of Americans that will become so poor they'll become wards of the government. In this year 2011 45% of the population didn't pay taxes. We need to turn this around before it's too late. Remember it isn't us and them in this country. We live in a fish bowl. Everyone affects the whole system. Crap in one corner of the bowl and eventually it'll contaminate the whole bowl.
I am glad I gave this book another chance. The AI section was disappointing and i didn't like so many references to movies and science fiction as I expected this to be pure science. But the parts about medicine and physics/energy were enlightening.
I enjoyed a lot while listening. I had bought the hard copy but didn't have the chance to read it. Listening it is amazing.
It was a very interesting book that gives a condensed view of the future. The good think is that most of the concepts described in the book are being invented now.
highly enjoyable. a great view into what the future may hold for mankind. thank you
Even though 5 years have passed since he first published this book, and some things have changed, his vision is still valid, I think! enjoyable read and loved the story with Karen at the end. I hope we advance in genetics very quick to be able to stay young!