The Future of Humanity

The Future of Humanity

Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth

Book - 2018 | First edition
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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"-- Provided by publisher.
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
Transhumanism and technology
Search for extraterrestrial life
Advanced civilizations
Leaving the universe
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2018]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
Branch Call Number: 629.455 K
Characteristics: xx, 339 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780385542760


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This incredible book is Intended for adults, but is certainly In tune with Mara's predictions. Kaku advises that travel to Mars is fast approaching and provides insights into how we can adjust out thinking for that auspicious moment.
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