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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku, the international best-selling author of Physics of the Impossible. Read by the actor Feodor Chin.

Recording memories, mind reading, videotaping our dreams, mind control, avatars, and telekinesis - no longer are these feats of the mind solely the province of overheated science fiction. As Michio Kaku reveals, not only are they possible, but with the latest advances in brain science and recent astonishing breakthroughs in technology, they already exist.

In The Future of the Mind, the New York Times best-selling author takes us on a stunning, provocative and exhilarating tour of the top laboratories around the world to meet the scientists who are already revolutionising the way we think about the brain - and ourselves.

©2014 Michio Kaku (P)2014 Penguin Books Limited

Critic Reviews

"Chin tells the story of the popularization of brain science with an up-tempo, keeping the listener's interest in the dense material.... This is an excellent attempt at bringing academic research to the layperson in audio format." ( AudioFile)

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Information exposed easily for everyone

As the other books from Professor Kaku, this one is also very accessible, with information being layd out in an easy to understand way. And with a very dynamic and interesting information through all the book.

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Good Guide to History of the Mind

If you could sum up The Future of the Mind in three words, what would they be?

Geeky, intellectually satisfying.

What did you like best about this story?

The wholeness of it. Instead of just fact dropping, Michio Kaku guides you through a tour of scientifically accurate history of our mind.

Have you listened to any of Feodor Chin’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not, but this is a good listen. At times my brain played tricks and I thought it was Michio Kaku narrating it, not Feodor Chin.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

"Telling the future by recounting the past".

I'm rubbish at this.

Any additional comments?

I bought this audiobook because I'm a fan of Michio Kaku. If you love science, especially in regards of bio-physic, you will love this.

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Good Book....worth listening

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The start of the book is too good and it explained the background of the subject, evolution of human mind and wonderful theories of the mind very well, however, there is too much physics blended into the subject. Many times, you feel, as if you are listening a physics book. I think, author can bring in more about details and explanation of sub conscious mind, hypnotism etc.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I was satisfied but End was too much physics.

What aspect of Feodor Chin’s performance would you have changed?

Everything was fine.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Yes

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Reader was great !

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Good book. A bit basic.

A great book, though I find it a bit basic at some points. I am an avid science reader thiugh and that might be the reason why. Nevertheless I enjoyed it pretty much.

P.S. Listening to a book, rather than actually reading it was a new experience to me and I find it very different. It is not for everybody for sure.

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Great story, abysmal narration

The content was extremely thought provoking however the narration was absolutely terrible and made listening most unpleasant. A great injustice to the author and I strongly suggest an alternative reader.

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A good listen!

A good listen, but somehow lacks structure, with long digressions into the sci-fi culture. Worth a listen on a long flight.

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  • 01-19-15

interesting book

the narrator was quite good. there were some parts that I struggled with but overall I'm quite enthralled with the amount of knowledge I gained. I especially liked the anecdotes about very curious medical conditions related to the brain. and to think that we actually have two brains thinking separately is mind-boggling! !!

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  • A COSTA
  • 12-21-20

Excellent

Excellent book, extremely complex subjects made easy to grasp for the average person like only Michio Kaku can. Narrator is very good, he almost sounds like Kaku himself.

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  • 11-16-18

Great Introduction to Neuroscience

Both the writer and narrator did a great job in explaining everything starting from the history of neuroscience to the various modification we will encounter in the near future.Michio Kaku also gave a great definition of conscience and many other topics.He also compares many conditions with movies so it made it alot easier to imagine and picture what was said.

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  • Michael
  • 03-22-21

Why does it matter who sponsored research?

Professor K takes the trouble of mentioning President Obama and his government for sponsoring some key research projects but hardly mentions any other political personality or entity. This felt like bias to me (I wonder if Prof K is a diehard Democrat?) and started to gnaw at me and ruined the already average quality of writing. He often goes off tangents to explore his own imagination instead of focusing on the science. The book put me off watching any documentary or books by him for good. I stopped listening after about 60%.

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  • Alex
  • 07-21-18

entertaining and mind blowing

An amazing book, really good fun to listen to it. It occupied my thoughts for quite a while. Easy to listen to and easy to understand.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-05-18

I rate 9/10

Great food for thought. Could have been written a wee bit better but overall 9/10. Recommended.

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  • fadetoblack
  • 02-22-18

Amazing detail and great book!

Amazing detail and great book! I was surprised at explaining everything using science. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  • Nick Clutterbuck
  • 06-29-20

My new favorite book

I didn't expect to love this book like i do.. it's got everything that a true science/ sci-fi lover enjoys.. his best book yet! A++