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Book review- Physics of the future: The inventions that will transform our lives


Nair, Hari A. P. (2014) Book review- Physics of the future: The inventions that will transform our lives. International Postgraduate Business Journal, 6. pp. 111-114. ISSN 2180-2459

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Through his recently published book, Physics of the future: The inventions that will transform our lives, Michio Kaku unfolds an amazing virtual world in front of us through the imaginary journey into the technology dominated century.The book transpires through 300 interviews Kaku did with world renowned scientists in the field of physics and related areas including nanotechnology, medicine, computers and space.Being a quantum physicist himself, Kaku had first-hand information of some of the emerging technology inventions from the most sophisticated research labs around the world.In addition to writing, researching and teaching, Kaku is one of the most sought after hosts in the Sci-Fi Science channel.Through a researcher’s keen eyes Kaku narrates some of the limitless possibilities of technology.Few of such predicted inventions are X-ray visions, space elevators and atom sized chips.He talks about micro machines which can perform complex surgeries.Those who are not keen on technology may fi nd the book a bit dry to sustain until the last chapter.One of the negatives of the book for a layman reader is that the language used is not tuned for a science fiction.Most of the places Kaku depends on mathematics and complex algorithms to explain a phenomenon.While explaining on advance medical technology, Kaku brings about many an invention like pocket size MRI scanners, self-screening toilet sets, clothes which can act as embryonic etc. For Kaku, the future will fully be built on internet where with the blink of an eye one could log in and off .He says an extinct world can be re produced with the help of technology. May be T-rex and dinosaurs come alive one day and even Neanderthals is a possible options in Kaku’s list.

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Additional Information: Special Issues BOOK REVIEW ABOUT THE BOOK: Michio Kaku (2012). Physics of the future: The inventions that will transform our lives. (Paperback), Penguine Books. ISBN: 978-0-141-04424-8, 389 pages, Price, £9.99.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2015 09:00
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2016 03:58
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/12966

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