This book frames the issues perfectly and accurately. This is the best political book I've "read" in quite some time.
This is an excellent and comprehensive book on robot technology for military applications. Covers all aspects of military robots, from the affect it has on individual soldiers to the concept of war in general. Excellent book but already a little out of date which is a testament to how quickly this technology is moving.
The narrator is OK but mispronounces some words, which is annoying but not a major problem. I feel that unless they really suck, all audio books should be read by their authors.
I didn't want to turn it off, it was interesting throughout.
I have lost all respect for Michio Kaku as a scientist after reading this book. It is just a rehash of press releases from inventors of new technologies that exist today and makes no real attempt at predictions. He makes no legitimate predictions about the future other than the next step for the existing technologies he describes. He talks about the exponential growth of technology but every page makes it clear that he is thinking completely linearly. This book is about the next 5 years, maybe 10, but not the next 100. The predictions he does make, like the end of Moore's law totally misses that fact that new technologies are already being developed to replace silicon and end Moore's law with a new computing paradigm that will have a similar law for the growth of computing power. Save your money and time and don't listen to a word Michio Kaku says. He has no idea what he is talking about.
This program is OK but basic. If you are already familiar with nano tech, you probably already know much of what's in this audiobook. To be fair, this is an introduction however, one chapter covers the basics of the metric system. If you don't already know about the metric system, then you have bigger problems than learning about nano tech.
The real problem with this program is that it is read by the author. She stops in the middle of sentences for uncomfortably long periods of time and talks in the most boring monotone possible. I feel sorry for the student in her classes that have to listen to her take interesting material and hammer it flat.
If you have never contemplated how the brain works and have suddenly became interested, then perhaps this would be a good book for you. Otherwise, I would suggest "Blink" by Malcolm Gladwell followed by "On Intelligence" by Jeff Hawkins. These are much more interesting without being overwhelming.
I am the last thing from an alarmist but the recent upswing in oil prices as well as the seeming endless growth in demand and falls in production have had me a bit worried. After this book I feel that I have moved into a bit of a panic mode. I was expecting that the effects of higher oil prices would take decades to cause major problem but this book clearly points out that it will take only a few years! And it seems the evening news does nothing but reinforce that the conditions to cause this are real. I would encourage everyone to listen to this book then scream about it to everyone they know. It's balanced (non-political) and is well researched. Its premise is clear and undeniable! This book may well help you to protect yourself and you loved ones should its predictions come true.
First off, there's no way to make a million dollars in a minute using anything you learn in this book. Second, the timelines in this book are goofy. The character in the book can close on a property in a couple of days. I've been working on closing on my house for weeks now with no end in sight. Maybe it's because I live in NY, the home of bureaucracy but I can't imagine it's much better in other states. Regardless, I do agree with many of the "state on mind" ideas in this book but because of the poor writing, I can't give it too much credit...
Written with considerable conservative leaning. Many of these prospective are proven wrong over the time since this book was written. For example, the author claims that energy resources are inexhaustible and that prices will continue to fall. Clearly, he is incorrect on that point and I offer my natural gas bill as proof. There are many other examples. If you ignore the political spinning, it wasn't a complete waste of time but I would have rather spent my time on something that focused on business and not promoting a political ideology.
When I listened to E-Myth Revisited I thought, ?Wow, this is great. This is exactly that I need. This is a new way of thinking about starting a business. I can?t wait to hear what else this author has to say.? But when I listened to this title I was very disappointed. It was just so ?touchy, feely, gooey.? The advice was blatantly obvious. I feel like I gained very little, not nearly enough for the time I spent. And as much as I liked Sarah in the first book, I think she needs to be retired. If you?ve listened to E-Myth Revisited, stop there. If not, spend your money on that book not this one. Sorry Michael?
This book is an absolute must read for anyone thinking about starting a business or has started a small business. It's exceptionally well written in a student/teacher story line that does not get in the way of the lessons of the book but compels you to read on to see how things end up.
This book was an eye-opener for me. It showed me a new way of thinking about starting a business - a way that nurtures the entrepreneurial spirit. It's interesting, fun, inspiring and just packed with new ways of thinking and ideas for moving forward. This book encourages you to think big.
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