The Future of Spacetime
- Narrated by: Jonathan Davis
- Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 05-24-02
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audio
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Stephen W. Hawking: Chronology Protection
Our fantasies of time travel and why they probably violate physical laws that we have yet to discover.
Kip S. Thorne: Speculations About the Future
What we might expect to discover about general relativity and its interface with quantum theory in the new century.
Igor Novikov: Can We Change the Past?
An exploration of the problems time machines pose to logic and free will.
Timothy Ferris: On the Popularization of Science
How scientists can communicate to the public the new, often counterintuitive ideas of spacetime.
Alan Lightman: The Physicist as Novelist
The creative similarities of and differences between working in theoretical physics and writing fiction.The Future of Spacetime is also available in print from W.W. Norton & Company.
2002 California Institute of Technology
(P)2002 Random House, Inc.
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By reggie p on 12-30-03
I didn't understand much of Stephen Hawking's contribution at all but the others were very interesting. I particularly enjoyed Kip Thorne's piece and listened to it twice. I found some lecture notes of his on line that complimented this essay well. I'm not a physicist (or anything even close) but find this field utterly fascinating. I couldn't follow every equation and concept discussed, and I used the reverse button quite a bit, but I learned a lot. It was well worth it.
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