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The future of humanity : terraforming Mars, interstellar travel, immortality, and our destiny beyond Earth

Author: Michio Kaku
Publisher: London : Allen Lane, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michio Kaku
ISBN: 9780241304846 0241304849 9780241371497 024137149X
OCLC Number: 1028010615
Description: xx, 339 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Toward a multiplanet species --
Part I: Leaving the Earth --
Preparing for liftoff --
New golden age of space travel --
Mining the heavens --
Mars or bust --
Mars: the garden planet --
Gas giants, comets, and beyond --
Part II: Voyage to the stars --
Robots in space --
Building a starship --
Kepler and a universe of planets --
Part III: Life in the universe --
Immortality --
Transhumanism and technology --
Search for extraterrestrial life --
Advanced civilizations --
Leaving the universe.
Responsibility: Michio Kaku.

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"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 readers on a fascinating journey to a future in which humanity may finally fulfill its long-awaited destiny among the stars"--

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Kaku is an international treasure and a man of infectious enthusiasm * The Times * Compelling ... When you're looking through Michio Kaku's eyes, the future looks bright indeed * The Maine Edge * Read more...

 
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