Telepathy. Telekinesis. Mind reading. Photographing a dream. Uploading memories. Mentally controlled robots. A Brain Net to replace the Internet.
These feats, once considered science fiction, have now been achieved in the laboratory, as documented in Dr. Michio Kaku’s “The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance and Empower the Mind” (Doubleday).
But the book goes even further, analyzing when one day we might have a complete map of the brain, or a back up Brain 2.0, which may allow scientists to send consciousness throughout the universe.
Kaku is also the best-selling author of such books as “Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100”; “Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel”; “Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos”; “Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension”; and “Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century and Beyond.”
Kaku is a theoretical physicist and the co-founder of string field theory, a branch of string theory. He continues Einstein’s search to unite the four fundamental forces of nature — the strong force, the weak force, gravity and electromagnetism — into one unified theory.
He has appeared on television (Discovery, BBC, ABC, Science Channel, and CNN to name a few), written for popular science publications like Discover, Wired, and New Scientist, been featured in documentaries like “Me & Isaac Newton,” and hosted many of his own, including BBC’s “Visions of the Future” and History Channel’s “The Universe.”
Kaku hosts two weekly radio programs heard on stations around the country: “Science Fantastic” and “Explorations in Science.”
He received a B.S. (summa cum laude) from Harvard University in 1968, went on to the Berkeley Radiation Laboratory at UC Berkeley and received a Ph.D. in 1972. In 1973, he held a lectureship at Princeton University. He holds the Henry Semat Chair and Professorship in theoretical physics at the City College of New York, where he has taught for over 25 years. He has also been a visiting professor at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, as well as New York University (NYU).
“The Future of the Mind” will be available in February 2014 and Kaku will go on a multi-city book tour from Feb. 23 to March 16. For more information or to pre-order, go to http://mkaku.org/the-future-of-the-mind.