• The Future of Humanity

  • Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond
  • By: Michio Kaku
  • Narrated by: Feodor Chin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 02-28-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 (23 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Future of Humanity by Michio Kaku, read by Feodor Chin.
Human civilisation 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 civilisation 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 listeners 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.
©2018 Michio Kaku (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd
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4 out of 5 stars
By Ridhaa Ahmed on 05-21-18

Bringing it down to earth

I enjoyed this book and the way in which it explained new concepts to me in a down to earth and relatable way. I don't get the impression of the author being a pretentious nut as so many of these types of authors tend to be in their books. A great job and fascinating collections of concepts. A job well done.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Oliver on 03-31-18

excellent!<br />

descriptive for anyone of any level to take in, covers a all the subjects logically and in depth with enough explination so the listener is not left behind

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3 out of 5 stars
By Heisenberg on 03-10-18

Good overview, but a little disappointing.

I have previously read Kaku's Parallel worlds, and enjoyed it, but I found this a little disappointing. It gives a reasonable overview of where we are on solar exploration and other issues effecting humanity's future, but there seemed little genuinely new here. Plenty of speculation, but I felt it was ultimately insubstantial. I also felt the narrator a little monotonous in tone. I wanted, and hoped, to like this more than I did.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 03-15-18

womderful collection of wisdom

loved but will requirw a few more listens to comprehend. whilst explained in laymans terms the concepts are amazingly deep.

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