• 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 4.6 (39 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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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 08-19-18

Like 10 SF books compressed into one

Excellent book, filled with interesting, up to date information and imaginative speculation that's beautifully and coherently presented.

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5 out of 5 stars
By julian on 06-06-18

Ideas and insights of what we are to become

So happy I got this book!
It’s basically a step by step guide to what we could become where we will go and how we will achieve it.
Using all of the best current knowledge and as it goes further on, theoretical ideas with a scattering of sci-fi references and concepts, this book takes you on a journey from where we are now into the possibilities of mankind’s future.

All and all, I got a lot out of this book, our current status, next step possibilities and necessary technologies to go along with it.
I hope more people take the opportunity to listen to this book.

I’m honestly surprised it doesn’t have more reviews I found it comparable to the book sapiens by yuval Noah harari and while listening to it felt the same exulted feeling of happiness knowing I found something important to listen to.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 07-27-18

One of the best modern popular science books

From the content to the narrator, this is one of the best popular science/astrophysics books around. It's approachable if you're not from a science background, and there's tonnes there if you are as well (like me). Highly recommended.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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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4 of 7 people found this review helpful

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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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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 08-03-18

Well read, spoken just how Michio Kaku does.

Great book to listen to on the way to work, to get the brain ticking, not the best before bead tho.

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