Interesting read by a man who credibly predicts new discoveries or devices already on the horizon and projecting where technology (and life) will lead if things continue as expected. Of course, nobody knows the future. Cataclysms, world nuclear war, etc., could change the future considerably. His book assumes that society and technology continues on its trajectory.
Kaku is a recognized authority connected to many fields of science, so he is not merely an outsider writing a book. He also recognizes the boundaries of our technology. Even in a hundred years, he suggests, we will not have robuts capable of creative thought. We will not travel faster than light, etc.
He may be too optimistic about human nature. While recognizing how some technology can be misused by criminals or hostile governments, his optimistic outlook wants to believe such problems will be solved or their impacts minimal. I am a little skeptical about this.
This is one of those books you cannot put down. Since it is already a few years old, a few of Kaku's predictions have already come to pass, although he did miss the oil glut we are now experiencing.
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