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How Science Will Shape Human Destiny

Hour 1: From the archives – How will the fields of medicine, computers, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, energy production and astronautics change our lives in the not-too-distant future? Last April we spoke with Michio Kaku, professor of theoretical physics at the City University of New York and author of the new book “Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100″ (Doubleday, 2011).

  • Alex McNair

    Amazing, fantastical but reasoned predictions from Michio Kaku, one of the world’s top scientists.  Get this guy on THINK as often as he’ll do it!

  • Lmcclung

    Kaku says that a democracy nevers makes war on another democracy. Wow! Then the USA must not qualify as a democracy, since it has launched aggressive wars to destroy numerous other democracies: most notably Iran and Guatemala (1953) and Chile (1973), along with numerous interventions to counteract election outcomes it did not like. Kaku is inclined toward sweeping generalities like this and exhibits a kind of uncritical, gee whiz approach to technologies. Not my idea of the kind of critical thinker a university education should produce.

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