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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.
Formerly the domain of fiction, moving human civilization to the stars is increasingly becoming a scientific possibility - and a necessity. Whether in the near future due to climate change and the depletion of finite resources or in the distant future due to catastrophic cosmological events, we must face the reality that humans will one day need to leave planet Earth to survive as a species. 
World-renowned physicist and futurist Michio Kaku explores in rich, intimate detail the process by which humanity may gradually move away from the planet and develop a sustainable civilization in outer space. He reveals how cutting-edge developments in robotics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology may allow us to terraform and build habitable cities on Mars. He then takes us beyond the solar system to nearby stars, which may soon be reached by nanoships traveling on laser beams at near the speed of light. Finally, he brings us beyond our galaxy, and even beyond our universe, to the possibility of immortality, showing us how humans may someday be able to leave our bodies entirely and laser port to new havens in space. With irrepressible enthusiasm and wonder, Dr. Kaku takes listeners on a fascinating journey to a future in which humanity may finally fulfill its long-awaited destiny among the stars. 
©2018 Michio Kaku (P)2018 Random House Audio
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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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3 out of 5 stars
By Nikoly on 03-20-18

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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3 out of 5 stars
By Cold Contagious on 03-19-18

Written for 3rd Graders....

This is an incredibly disappointing book. You would think that a PHD Physicist could write something with concepts that are a bit more challenging than the composition of each planet and moon in our Solar System and what happens during Co2 greenhouse scenarios. Do I really have to hear you talk about Galileo again? And how he changed everything. WOW, Stunning. Read Sean Carroll's book or Homo Deus if you want to challenge yourself to think deeply about Humanism. Physics, and the Universe. This is just retreaded simpleton garbage as far as I can tell. I wasn't able to listen to more than 4 hours and never got to what I am sure are trite predictions for the future..... Good luck....

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