New in paperback, from the bestselling author of Hyperspace, this spellbinding book brings together the cutting-edge research of today's foremost scientists to explore the science of tomorrow. Michio Kaku describes the development of computers and artificial intelligence, reveals how the decoding of the genetic structure of DNA will allow us to alter and reshape our genetic inheritance, and observes how quantum physicists are perfecting new ways of harnessing the matter and energy of the Universe. Visions is an exhilarating adventure into the future of our planet and ourselves.
Michio Kaku, Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics, City College of New York
"If you only read one book about the 21st century, this is it" - Focus
"highly accessible and readable" - New Scientist
Part 1: Visions
1: Choreographers of matter, life, and intelligence
Part 2: The Computer Revolution
2: The invisible computer
3: The intelligent planet
4: Machines that think
5: Beyond silicon; cyborgs and the ultimate computer
6: Second thoughts: will humans become obsolute?
Part 3: The Biomolecular Revolution
7: Personal DNA codes
8: Conquering cancer - fixing our genes
9: Molecular medicine and the mind/body link
10: To live forever?
11: Playing God: designer children and clones
12: Second thoughts: brave new world?
Part 4: The Quantum Revolution
13: The quantum future
14: To reach for the stars
15: Birth of a planetary civilization
16: Children of the stars