Michio Kaku shares his insights on the future of the mind in his new book, The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind.
Our brains are magnificently complex organisms, and science fiction has a way of becoming reality rather quickly. There are as many stars in our galaxy (about 100 billion) as there are neurons in your brain; your cell phone has more computing power than NASA had when it landed Apollo 11 on the moon.
The new book, The Future of the Mind, by theoretical physicist Kaku explores what might be in store for our minds: practical telepathy and telekinesis; artificial memories implanted into our brains; and a pill that will make us smarter. He describes work being done right now on using sensors to read images in the human brain and on downloading artificial memories into the brain to treat victims of strokes and Alzheimer’s.
Dr. Michio Kaku
Dr. Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist, best-selling author and scientist of world renown. He is the Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics at the Graduate Centre of the City University of New York. His goal is to complete Einstein’s dream of a “theory of everything”, a single equation that unifies the 4 fundamental forces of the universe. From interviews to documentaries, Dr. Kaku has explained the most fascinating and complex ideas in science today. On television he has been featured on the PBS documentaries: Einstein Revealed, Stephen Hawking’s Universe, and Science Odyssey.
Using the cutting edge research of today’s foremost scientists, Michio explores the science of tomorrow: computers, artificial intelligence, reshaping our genetic inheritance. He explains how science is opening entirely new avenues for society and organisations at large and provides valuable advice on how to prepare for change.
A mesmerising and humorous speaker, he conveys a contagious sense of the wonders of science at the most prestigious conferences world-wide.