very superficial treatment of realistic developments and outlandish prediction of next century
the "far future" segments
rare that i dislike an audible offering, but this and "signal and noise" are examples of what to avoid
Yes, for researching writing of science fiction.
The nanoparticles section was interesting. I enjoyed when the author put concepts into real world terms.
If you're into popular science--you'll find this book interesting. I also like Physics for Future Presidents.
Listening to the narrator was painful. It sounded as if he was plugging his noise while reading. Very, very nasally.
The future is tomorrow.
Spock "live long and prosper"
I can imagine never getting old.
Read this, it will change you
Michio Kaku is well known for making science books for the masses, in other words he dumbs it down -- however he often dumbs it down to a nearly insulting level. However, happily, I didn't really find that an issue with this book as it more or less just deals with what the future will be like -- and that's why I got it.
I will say for a book that only came out a year ago some of it sounds really dated, basically he describes things like the Google Car and Google Glasses as being in the future, but they're already here. Other things however are so far out there it's hard to believe it will actually happen by 2100, like replicators for example.
I think the read does a good job with the material and hits the appropriate tone.
The book is entertaining even if it's a bit light on science. Also on the Global Warming just quoting controversial UN documents and stating it's indisputable absolutely sounded very very silly. That part of the book is flat out disgraceful. Kaku should have used that section to explain why he believes what he believes and what else might be causing it (cough SUN SPOTS). I'd be interested in hearing about other possibilities as well even if it was only to dispel it. Also pretending like the UN doesn't have a political agenda is silly.
Anyways that part of the book isn't long enough to ruin it by any means.
My score, 4 stars across the board. If you're looking an easy to read book about the future this does a pretty good job.
Fun. Accessible. Cursory.
It was a corny, sappy sum of the previous chapters. Worst part of the book.
Chin manages excitable emphasis on material that might otherwise read a little dry.
This book could have been twice its length and I would have been happier, because then it would have adequately covered some of its material.
While I find it very interesting to think about where science and technology will take us in the future, I was pleasantly surprised at how much I learned about what is currently being worked on. Kaku covers a very wide range of topics and has given me some great ideas for future reading!
I definately found it hard to put down and ended up losing some sleep because I couldn't stop listening.
The book goes in depth to cover current and future good and bad-it leaves little out. Hang in there, it's worth it.
At times the book challenges with the darker side of the human condition. Ultimately, the message is an optimistic one. I enjoyed it thoroughly.
There is not much information here or detail that the average person wouldn't already know
This unfortunately made me want to take a break from science books
Not sure. The reading was poor, but may have been because the book is so bland
Was worth the listen. Intriguing new technologies to here about.
Narrator did a outstanding job.
Yes it's worth the time to get brought up to speed on current trends and technologies that are happening around us.