• The Future of Humanity

  • Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth
  • By: Michio Kaku
  • Narrated by: Feodor Chin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Science & Engineering, Science
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (2,082 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best seller

The number-one best-selling author of The Future of the Mind traverses the frontiers of astrophysics, artificial intelligence, and technology to offer a stunning vision of man's future in space, from settling Mars to traveling to distant galaxies.

We are entering a new Golden Age of space exploration. With irrepressible enthusiasm and a deep understanding of the cutting-edge research in space travel, world-renowned physicist and futurist Dr. Michio Kaku presents a compelling vision of how humanity may develop a sustainable civilization in outer space. He reveals the developments in robotics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology that may allow us to terraform and build habitable cities on Mars and beyond. He then journeys out of our solar system and discusses how new technologies such as nanoships, laser sails, and fusion rockets may actually make interstellar travel a possibility. 

We travel beyond our galaxy, and even beyond our universe, as Kaku investigates some of the hottest topics in science today, including warp drive, wormholes, hyperspace, parallel universes, and the multiverse. Ultimately, he shows us how humans may someday achieve a form of immortality and be able to leave our bodies entirely, laser porting to new havens in space. 

©2018 Michio Kaku (P)2018 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"Feodor Chin's narration is unflaggingly positive.... Chin's reading is anchored in a journalistic tone that matches the author's pop-science style - part scientific, part anecdotal, and part speculation." (AudioFile)  

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Excellent and exciting.

Inspiration for generations. Not just predictions, but our history, current achievements, and potential goals of the human race.

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Suitable for a precocious child

95% a review of basic space and science knowledge, 5% interesting ideas, some more than a little fantastical, mostly at the end.

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Fantastic!

Great content. Great narration. Great author. Everything about this book is just great. You'll do yourself a service to get it now.

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Read This Book, Everyone

Quite possibly one of the more important books someone interesting in humanity could read right now. Sometimes we get bogged down with current travesties and political mayhem. This can consume our attention and intentions when considering what is the end goal; survival. This book is a great reflection and in someways a road map for what we decide on and vote for now. Science, education, and civilized cooperation are the key stones to the future of humanity.

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The future - is not so far anymore

If you love reading about scientific facts with a real sci-fi twists, read on. Great narration too.

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The future of Humanity

A brilliant "futurist" who is brilliant theortical physicist,whois is an entertaining writer! He choses subjects of fantastic interest.

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Good Intro into the mind of Michio Kaku

I wasn't sure what to expect from this book given Kaku's repution withing the scientific community. While the story is insightful and gives you a preliminary understanding of basic scientific projections into future possibilities, I found that some of the analysis he uses to support his arguments are flawed with incomplete or outdated understandings of certain subjects. It felt as though he took the works of Isaac Asimov and tried to apply mismatched or misunderstood current scientific theories in order to realize Asimov's creations and apply them to his projection of the future possibilities of mankind. After saying all that, I would still recommend reading this book and applying critical analysis to his vison of the future. The book is a good read and gets ones mind moving and thinking of the possibilities of human achievement and scientific possibilities in mans future if we just apply ourselves.

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Exceptional Story of Real Human Capabilities

I do feel that Michio Kaku captures and relays the influence of science and physics on humanity in his stories like no other current-day author does. What makes his stories so interesting is the amount of credibility and reference he continuously provides with every new element to an idea that changes. It fascinates me to believe something which can sound like science-fiction probably to so many at a first glance.

The narrator is great, but given the chance I would request Marc Vietor for this author's books. He is my favorite narrator of this author I have yet heard.

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A lot of the same stuff

There was a lot repeated from other books but ultimately this felt like a huge one sided "what if" convo. It was a lovely piece of escapism.

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Simply a compilation of many other books

I expected something new here. Perhaps that is my error, But the author has extraordinary credentials and so I expected new information. Instead, this book simply takes snippets of information from many other books which have all already published these ideas.

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