The Future of the Mind

The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind
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Author(s): Michio Kaku
Awards:2014-New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Feb 25, 2014
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (15.65 hours)
Product Number: Z100052655
Released: Feb 25, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780804148832
Narrator/s: Feodor Chin
Publisher: Books on Tape
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NOW A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Compelling.Kaku thinks with great breadth, and the vistas he presents us are worth the trip" —The New York Times Book Review The New York Times best-selling author of PHYSICS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE, PHYSICS OF THE FUTURE and HYPERSPACE tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain. For the first time in history, the secrets of the living brain are being revealed by a battery of high tech brain scans devised by physicists. Now what was once solely the province of science fiction has become a startling reality. Recording memories, telepathy, videotaping our dreams, mind control, avatars, and telekinesis are not only possible; they already exist. THE FUTURE OF THE MIND gives us an authoritative and compelling look at the astonishing research being done in top laboratories around the world—all based on the latest advancements in neuroscience and physics. One day we might have a "smart pill" that can enhance our cognition; be able to upload our brain to a computer, neuron for neuron; send thoughts and emotions around the world on a "brain-net"; control computers and robots with our mind; push the very limits of immortality; and perhaps even send our consciousness across the universe. Dr. Kaku takes us on a grand tour of what the future might hold, giving us not only a solid sense of how the brain functions but also how these technologies will change our daily lives. He even presents a radically new way to think about "consciousness" and applies it to provide fresh insight into mental illness, artificial intelligence and alien consciousness. With Dr. Kaku's deep understanding of modern science and keen eye for future developments, THE FUTURE OF THE MIND is a scientific tour de force—an extraordinary, mind-boggling exploration of the frontiers of neuroscience.

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eBook
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Author(s): Michio Kaku
Product Number EB00156979
Released: Feb 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: #9780385530835

Professional reviews

"The ins and outs of nanotechnology and the mind would be difficult to enliven as an audio title for any narrator, yet Feodor Chin manages to convey the author's boundless enthusiasm for these subjects. Chin tells the story of the popularization of brain science with an up-tempo, keeping the listener's interest in the dense material. He also varies the pitch in his delivery to emphasize particular points, distinguishing the important parts of complex sentences. This is an excellent attempt at bringing academic research to the layperson in the audio format. M.R. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"

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