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

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe #1 bestselling author of The Future of the Mind traverses the frontiers of astrophysics, artificial intelligence, and technology to offer a stunning vision of man's future in space, from settling Mars to traveling to distant galaxies.We are entering a new Golden Age of space exploration. With irrepressible enthusiasm and a deep understanding of the cutting-edge research in space travel, World-renowned physicist and futurist Dr. Michio Kaku presents a compelling vision of how humanity may develop a sustainable civilization in outer space. He reveals the developments in robotics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology that may allow us to terraform and build habitable cities on Mars and beyond. He then journeys out of our solar system and discusses how new technologies such as nanoships, laser sails, and fusion rockets may actually make interstellar travel a possibility. We travel beyond our galaxy, and even beyond our universe, as Kaku investigates some of the hottest topics in science today, including warp drive, wormholes, hyperspace, parallel universes, and the multiverse. Ultimately, he shows us how humans may someday achieve a form of immortality and be able to leave our bodies entirely, laser porting to new havens in space.
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subject_facetAstronautics -- Forecasting
Astronautics and civilization
Astrophysics
Audiobooks
Electronic audio books
Electronic books
Interplanetary voyages
Mars (Planet) -- Exploration
Outer space -- Exploration
Planets -- Environmental engineering
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SCIENCE -- Space Science
Space colonies
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Aeronautics & Astronautics
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title_displayThe future of humanity : terraforming Mars, interstellar travel, immortality, and our destiny beyond Earth
title_fullThe Future of Humanity Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth
The future of humanity : terraforming Mars, interstellar travel, immortality, and our destiny beyond Earth / Dr. Michio Kaku, Professor of Theoretical Physics, City University of New York
title_shortThe future of humanity
title_subterraforming Mars, interstellar travel, immortality, and our destiny beyond Earth
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Astronautics
Astronautics and civilization
Astrophysics
Engineering (General)
Environmental engineering
Exploration
Forecasting
Interplanetary voyages
Nonfiction
Physics
Planets
SCIENCE
Science
Space Science
Space colonies
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
Technology