Michio Kaku

  • Le point sur les percées scientifiques à venir. Pour les identifier, l'auteur a sillonné la planète et rencontré plus de 300 chercheurs. Il propose un tour d'horizon en matière de calcul formel, d'intelligence artificielle, de physique quantique, de médecine, des nanotechnologies, du spatial, etc., avec en filigrane une réflexion éthique et sociale sur le progrès et la condition humaine.

  • Mishio Kaku, auteur de plusieurs best-sellers aux États-Unis, traite du plus fascinant et complexe "objet" de l'univers connu : le cerveau humain.
    Michio Kaku, dans ce livre, saisit une nouvelle réalité saisissante qui appartenait autrefois au domaine de la science-fiction. Il dévoile les recherches étonnantes menées dans les meilleurs laboratoires du monde - toutes basées sur les dernières avancées en neurosciences et en physique - comprenant des expériences récentes en télépathie, en contrôle mental, avatars, télékinésie et enregistrement de souvenirs et de rêves. Voici une exploration extraordinaire et ahurissante vers les frontières de la neuroscience. Le Dr Kaku imagine le jour où nous pourrons télécharger le cerveau humain sur un ordinateur, projeter des pensées et des émotions à travers le monde sur un réseau de cerveaux reliés entre eux, prendre une «pilule intelligente» pour améliorer la cognition et aller in fine vers les limites de l'immortalité.

  • C'était il n'y a pas si longtemps de la science-fiction, mais partir dans l'espace et quitter la terre devient du scientifiquement possible, et peut-être une nécessité. A court terme, que ce soit à cause du réchauffement climatique ou de l'épuisement des ressources naturelles, ou à long terme, à cause d'un événement cosmologique, nous devons comprendre qu'un jour, les hommes devront quitter la Terre, ou disparaitre.
    Kaku étudie le processus par lequel l'humanité devrait se préparer à quitter la terre et développer une nouvelle civilisation dans l'espace. Il nous emmène ensuite au-delà de notre système solaire, en anticipant les voyages intergalactiques.

  • " Sera-t-il possible un jour de traverser les murs ? de voyager plus vite que la lumière ? de lire dans les esprits des autres ? de devenir invisible ? de transporter des objets par la seule force de notre volonté ? Depuis mon enfance, j'ai été fasciné par ces questions. En grandissant, comme tant d'autres physiciens, j'ai été captivé par les idées de voyages dans le temps, de rayons de la mort, de champs de force, d'univers parallèles. La magie, le fantastique, la science-fiction offraient un gigantesque terrain de jeu à mon imagination. Ainsi commença mon histoire d'amour avec l'impossible. [...] Dans la brève durée de ma vie, j'ai vu bien des fois l'apparemment impossible devenir un fait scientifique établi. Est-il donc impossible de penser qu'un jour nous pourrons nous téléporter d'un lieu à un autre ? De tels prodiges seraient considérés comme impossibles par la plupart des physiciens aujourd'hui. Mais dans quelques siècles ? Ou quelques dizaines de millénaires, quand notre technologie aura progressé ? Ou dans un million d'années ? Pour le dire autrement, si nous rencontrions une civilisation un million d'années plus avancée que la nôtre, leur technologie ne nous semblerait-elle pas pure magie ? "

  • Human civilization is on the verge of spreading beyond Earth. More than a possibility, it is becoming a necessity: whether our hand is forced by climate change and resource depletion or whether future catastrophes compel us to abandon Earth, one day we will make our homes among the stars. World-renowned physicist and futurist Michio Kaku explores in rich, accessible detail how humanity might gradually develop a sustainable civilization in outer space. With his trademark storytelling verve, Kaku shows us how science fiction is becoming reality: mind-boggling developments in robotics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology could enable us to build habitable cities on Mars; nearby stars might be reached by microscopic spaceships sailing through space on laser beams; and technology might one day allow us to transcend our physical bodies entirely. With irrepressible enthusiasm and wonder, Dr. Kaku takes readers on a fascinating journey to a future in which humanity could finally fulfil its long-awaited destiny among the stars - and perhaps even achieve immortality.

  • Physics of the Impossible takes us on a journey to the frontiers of science and beyond, giving us an exhilarating insight into what we can really hope to achieve in the future.

    Everyday we see that what was once declared 'impossible' by scientists has become part of our everyday lives: fax machines, glass sky-scrapers, gas-powered automobiles and a worldwide communications network. Here internationally bestselling author Micho Kaku confidently hurdles today's frontier of science, revealing the actual possibilities of perpetual motion, force fields, invisibility, ray guns, anti-gravity and anti-matter, teleportation, telepathy, psychokinesis, robots and cyborgs, time travel, zero-point energy, even extraterrestrial life. And he shows how few of these ideas actually violate the laws of physics.

    Where does the realm of science fiction end? What can we really hope to achieve? 'Anything that is not impossible, is mandatory!' declares Kaku in this lucid, entertaining and enlightening read.

  • New in paperback, from the bestselling author of Hyperspace, this spellbinding book brings together the cutting-edge research of today's foremost scientists to explore the science of tomorrow. Michio Kaku describes the development of computers and artificial intelligence, reveals how the decoding of the genetic structure of DNA will allow us to alter and reshape our genetic inheritance, and observes how quantum physicists are perfecting new ways of harnessing the matter and energy of the Universe. Visions is an exhilarating adventure into the future of our planet and ourselves.

  • 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-bestselling 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.

  • The international bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible gives us a stunning and provocative vision of the future Based on interviews with over three hundred of the world's top scientists, who are already inventing the future in their labs, Kaku-in a lucid and engaging fashion-presents the revolutionary developments in medi­cine, computers, quantum physics, and space travel that will forever change our way of life and alter the course of civilization itself.
    His astonishing revelations include:

    The Internet will be in your contact lens. It will recog­nize people's faces, display their biographies, and even translate their words into subtitles.

    You will control computers and appliances via tiny sen­sors that pick up your brain scans. You will be able to rearrange the shape of objects.

    Sensors in your clothing, bathroom, and appliances will monitor your vitals, and nanobots will scan your DNA and cells for signs of danger, allowing life expectancy to increase dramatically.

    Radically new spaceships, using laser propulsion, may replace the expensive chemical rockets of today. You may be able to take an elevator hundreds of miles into space by simply pushing the "up" button.

    Like Physics of the Impossible and Visions before it, Physics of the Future is an exhilarating, wondrous ride through the next one hundred years of breathtaking scientific revolution.

    Internationally acclaimed physicist Dr Michio Kaku holds the Henry Semat Chair in Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York. He is also an international bestselling author, his books including Hyperspace and Parallel Worlds, and a distinguished writer, having featured in Time, the Wall Street Journal, the Sunday Times and the New Scientist to name but a few. Dr Kaku also hosts his own radio show, 'Science Fantastic', and recently presented the BBC's popular series 'Time'.

  • Human civilization is on the verge of spreading beyond Earth. More than a possibility, it is becoming a necessity: whether our hand is forced by climate change and resource depletion or whether future catastrophes compel us to abandon Earth, one day we will make our homes among the stars.World-renowned physicist and futurist Michio Kaku explores in rich, accessible detail how humanity might gradually develop a sustainable civilization in outer space. With his trademark storytelling verve, Kaku shows us how science fiction is becoming reality: mind-boggling developments in robotics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology could enable us to build habitable cities on Mars; nearby stars might be reached by microscopic spaceships sailing through space on laser beams; and technology might one day allow us to transcend our physical bodies entirely.With irrepressible enthusiasm and wonder, Dr. Kaku takes readers on a fascinating journey to a future in which humanity could finally fulfil its long-awaited destiny among the stars - and perhaps even achieve immortality.

  • Future of the mind, the

    Michio Kaku

    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. This title takes us on a tour of the top laboratories around the world to meet the scientists who are already revolutionising the way we think about the brain.

  • The Science Channel host and author of Physics of the Impossible outlines a provocative vision of the role of science in daily life at the beginning of the next century, describing such technologies as mind-controlled computers, sensor-based health care and laser-propulsion spaceships. Reprint. A best-selling book.

  • Based on interviews with over three hundred of the world's top scientists, who are already inventing the future in their labs, Kaku-in a lucid and engaging fashion-presents the revolutionary developments in medi­cine, computers, quantum physics, and space travel that will forever change our way of life and alter the course of civilization itself. His astonishing revelations include: The Internet will be in your contact lens. It will recog­nize people's faces, display their biographies, and even translate their words into subtitles. You will control computers and appliances via tiny sen­sors that pick up your brain scans. You will be able to rearrange the shape of objects. Sensors in your clothing, bathroom, and appliances will monitor your vitals, and nanobots will scan your DNA and cells for signs of danger, allowing life expectancy to increase dramatically. Radically new spaceships, using laser propulsion, may replace the expensive chemical rockets of today. You may be able to take an elevator hundreds of miles into space by simply pushing the «up» button. Like Physics of the Impossible and Visions before it, Physics of the Future is an exhilarating, wondrous ride through the next one hundred years of breathtaking scientific revolution.

  • In Visions, physicist and author Michio Kaku examines the great scientific revolutions that have dramatically reshaped the twentieth centurythe quantum mechanics, biogenetics, and artificial intelligenceand shows how they will change and alter science and the way we live.The next century will witness more farreaching scientific revolutions, as we make the transition from unraveling the secrets of nature to becoming masters of nature. We will no longer be passive bystanders to the dance of the universe, but will become creative choreographers of matter, life, and intelligence.The first section of Visions presents a shocking look at a cyberworld infiltrated by millions of tiny intelligence systems. Part two illustrates how the decoding of DNA's genetic structure will allow humans the "godlike ability to manipulate life almost at will." Finally, VISIONS focuses on the future of quantum physics, in which physicists will perfect new ways to manipulate matter and harness the cosmic energy of the universe.What makes Michio Kaku's vision of the science of the future so compellingand so different from the mere forecasts of most thinkersis that it is based on the groundbreaking research taking place in labs today, as well as the consensus of over 150 of Kaku's scientific colleagues. Science, for all its breathtaking change, evolves slowly; we can accurately predict, asserts Kaku, what the direction of science will be, based on the paths that are eing forged today.A thrilling, unique narrative that brings together the thinking of many of the world's most accomplished scientists to explore the world of the future, Visions is science writing at its best.From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Revealing the actual possibilities of perpetual motion, force fields, invisibility, ray guns, anti-gravity and anti-matter, teleportation, telepathy, psychokinesis, robots and cyborgs, time travel, zero-point energy, and extraterrestrial life, this title shows how few of these ideas actually violate the laws of physics.

  • Everyday we see that what was once declared 'impossible' by scientists has become part of our everyday lives: glass sky-scrapers, gas-powered automobiles, and a worldwide communications network. This work takes us on a journey to the frontiers of science and beyond, giving us an insight into what we can really hope to achieve in the future.

  • Getting a grip on the creation and ultimate fate of the universe is one of the great scientific stories of the twentieth century. In the twenty-first, the story is expanding to enfold many universes. This book tells this story. Using astronomical data, the author explores the Big Bang, theories of everything, and our cosmic future.

  • An insightful new book putting Einstein's work in a contemporary context

  • The "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Physics of the Impossible" offers a stunning and provocative vision of the future, and explains how science will shape human destiny and everyone's daily life by the year 2100.

  • Edited by a New York Times best-selling author, the co-founder of string field theory and popularizer of science, this annual collection of cutting-edge science spans the gamut of scientific inquiry, from biochemistry to evolutionary theory, and includes articles from a vast array of publications. Original. 25,000 first printing.

  • VISIONS

    KAKU MICHIO

    • Oxford
    • 30 Décembre 1899
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