From teleportation to telekinesis, Kaku uses the world of science fiction to explore the fundamentals - and the limits - of the laws of physics as we know them today. In a compelling and thought-provoking narrative, he explains:
Kaku uses his discussion of each technology as a jumping-off point to explain the science behind it. An extraordinary scientific adventure, Physics of the Impossible takes listeners on an unforgettable, mesmerizing journey into the world of science that both enlightens and entertains.
©2008 Michio Kaku; (P)2008 Random House, Inc.
"Science and science fiction buffs can easily follow Kaku's explanations as he shows that in the wonderful worlds of science, impossible things are happening every day." (Publishers Weekly)
Everything is subjective.
I've always loved Michio Kaku's writings. He is such an optimist when it comes to humanity's future, but he isn't afraid to also spell out what is physically impossible. That is what this book does. He divides up levels of impossibility, based on an understanding of what future technologies could - and probably will - bring. In this he discussed abstract functions like time traveling and warping spacetime.
All in all, if you are a curious scientist, an interested science enthusiast, or even just someone questioning our future, give this audiobook a listen. I certainly would recommend it!
Thought-Provoking, Non-Pretentious. Razor-Sharp.
The author has the rare ability to structure both the subject matter and his observations with unflagging clarity and wit, yet without a hint of dumbing down. Even when the discussion simply must swing out into the highly technical/theoretical, he makes the passage engaging and wonderfully thought-provoking. It's like grabbing a long cup of coffee with the best professor you've ever had.
Yes, but that would be impossible given the enormity of the book's scope. Kaku's observations inspire the listener to delve deeper into their own thoughts before resuming the narrative journey.
The narrator is absolutely first-rate, with excellent pacing, pitch and connection. What a great paring, Kaku and Chin.
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.
Finally something fun about physics. What a treat to hear someone with a positive outlook about science fiction inventions and the future of everything science.
enjoyed it. was not over my head and I think really written for avg person. I do find some of it a bit flighty but suppose that is good too since it gives a flavor of the msin,players in physics.
Feodor Chin is an fantastic narrator. You forget you're being read to. Chin's voice slides smoothly and effortlessly through your ears.
As for the author, Micheo Kaku is a brilliant astrophysicist that expands ones mind to the possibilities and inevitabilities of man, the planet and the universe.
This is an awesome read and worth every penny!!
This book had me riveted, it pushed the edges of my imagination much farther than they've been exercised in quite some time. In a way that is fun and awe inspiring, Kaku takes very advanced physics and makes it available to everyone... for a while. The later chapters get a little head-spinny.
Retired Political Science professor from a community college. Especially like Legal Thrillers.
This book isn't for everyone, but is well worth the effort for those who find the challenges of Theoretical Physics interesting. The book provides a good summary of the topic, with an avenue for the hope of future inquiry. This is my second book by this author and I find his presentations clearly explained.
Sure it was. I enjoyed the book, and got a few ideas about subjects I'd like to probe into at a deeper level.
I would have appreciated some more technical information, as in Kaku's other books.
A sense of irony and humour.
Yes it was.
I'm not sure if you could change anything about this book. It's pretty much one person's opinion on what the future will look like. Yes I looked up a few referenced items but not being much of a Star Trek viewer or Star Wars fan I was just listening for more of a physics type reference. It was ok, just a lot of "in the future, this could look like this.."
He was ok, not sure if changing it would have helped. Maybe have Bill Nye read?
In the bathroom
If you love the physics docs & stephen hawking style shows on discovery, this is your book. So much more info than the tv shows.. Well written
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