INTERSTELLAR has been called one of the most realistic space films ever made. As a CBS News Contributor, Dr. Michio Kaku was recently asked to give his own informed perspective, as a theoretical physicist, assessing how good a job the filmmakers did at the task of aligning their ambitious work of science fiction with the expanding forefront of science fact. WATCH NOW!
Dr. Kaku’s latest bestselling book, THE FUTURE OF THE MIND, continues to be a blockbuster hit. Every book signing event has attracted enormous crowds of Kaku fans, a unique and growing group of wonderful people spanning all ages and walks of life. A wonder for science and an enthusiasm about the future unifies this amazing cross-section of the world that might not come together any other way. Dr. Kaku thanks you for showing up and making this launch such a resounding success.
Are YOU a Kaku fan? Help spread the word, expand the Kaku fan base online and off. Help to make THE FUTURE OF THE MIND Dr. Kaku’s most successful book ever. If you haven’t picked up your own copy, please BUY IT NOW. Better yet, please pick up some extra copies to give to your loved ones and work associates. Not only does it make a great gift for anyone and everyone — your generosity will make the world a better place.
Dr. Michio Kaku is a proud participant in the upcoming 3RD ANNUAL USA SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FESTIVAL taking place on April 26th and 27th, 2014 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.
The FREE festival is analogous to an art, music, or food festival, but with a focus on science and engineering. There will be over 3,000 hands-on activities and over 150 stage shows. The event is also a resource for information about scholarships, internships, jobs, and taking part in science’s new frontiers.
"As a culture, we celebrate actors, pop stars and athletes… and we generate a lot of them. Our mission here is to celebrate science and engineering by producing and presenting the most compelling, exciting, educational, and entertaining science festival in the United States," said Larry Bock, USASEF Founder.
Dr. Kaku will speak to a live audience on the EINSTEIN STAGE at 4 PM on Saturday, April 26th, 2014. Following the speaking event, at 5 PM, Dr. Kaku will meet and greet fans at an official booksigning at TABLE #4 of the festival’s on-site book fair. Dr. Kaku will be signing copies of his latest New York Times Bestseller, THE FUTURE OF THE MIND.
Join us on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 8PM EST (5PM PST) for a live Q&A with Dr. Michio Kaku at Apple’s iTunes Facebook page. You will also find related links on Dr. Kaku’s Facebook page. He will be answering questions about his new book, THE FUTURE OF THE MIND.
The audiobook edition of THE FUTURE OF THE MIND is completely unabridged and features audio of the entire introduction read by Dr. Kaku himself followed by the narration of award-winning voice artist, Feodor Chin, a veteran of Michio Kaku audiobooks.
Don’t miss this opportunity to chat online live with Dr. Kaku directly!
ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEW ABOUT DR. KAKU’S NEW BESTSELLER
Fans of Michio Kaku and Jon Stewart came together on February 25th, 2014 when Dr. Kaku appeared on Comedy Central‘s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to kick off the launch of his new book, THE FUTURE OF THE MIND.
Released on the day of the broadcast, Kaku’s new book debuted as an instant NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER hitting the #1 spot on March 16th.
Did you miss the show? Want to see it again? WATCH NOW!
DR. KAKU’S BOOK IS #1 BEST SELLER!
On March 16th, THE FUTURE OF THE MIND hit #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers list, making it the number one non-fiction book in the country!
The book has also earned top spots with Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, BookPal, and countless other national best lists.
Many thanks to the 1.9 million Facebook Fans, the hundreds of thousands of Twitter Followers, and the thousands of devout Kaku fans who have personally shown up as part of Dr. Kaku’s multi-city national book tour. The success of this book is mainly due to you and your loyalty, sharing your enthusiasm with others through social media and beyond.
The tour continues. In fact, we’ve just added some additional cities! Download the latest revision of the official book tour schedule and see if your city has been added. Dr. Kaku will be happy to greet you and sign your very own copy of THE FUTURE OF THE MIND.
Check out Dr. Kaku’s Facebook for the latest photos, interviews, and more.
Dr. Kaku’s latest book is officially released and available in stores and online at your bookseller of choice. This also marks the start of Dr. Kaku’s multi-city national book tour. Check this website, and visit Dr. Kaku’s Facebook Fan Page for more details and updates about the tour and other appearances.
“THE FUTURE OF THE MIND: The scientific quest to understand, enhance, and empower the mind.”
Telepathy. Telekinesis. Mind reading. Photographing a dream. Uploading memories. Mentally controlled robots. A Brain Net to replace the internet.
These feats, once considered science fiction, have now been achieved in the laboratory, as documented in THE FUTURE OF THE MIND.
But the book goes even further, analyzing when one day we might have a complete map of the brain, or a back up Brain 2.0, which may allow scientists to send consciousness throughout the universe. AVAILABLE NOW!
To order Dr. Kaku’s new book online, select from any of the links below:
Dr. Kaku made a return appearance on Comedy Central‘s The Colbert Report on Tuesday night, February 26, 2013.
The topic? Dr. Kaku‘s cover story in the latest issue of NEWSWEEK entitled “Asteroid Apocalypse” covering our recent encounters with the asteroid-kind here on Earth and future ramifications of such encounters. Namely, the asteroid Apophis, expected to skim our atmosphere in 2029 and possibly hit in 2036.
Don’t miss the lively exchange between Dr. Kaku and show host, Stephen Colbert. It’s a double-treat of “Dr. Kaku’s Universe” meets the “Colbert Nation” whenever Michio and Stephen get together. WATCH NOW.
After Colbert, take a look at the cover story Dr. Kaku wrote for NEWSWEEK:
** Dr. Kaku is currently appearing on the Discovery Channel’s series How the Universe Works
** If you fly American Airlines, read the July issue of the American Way Magazine, where there is a profile of Dr. Kaku.
** Dr. Kaku will be hosting a new science series on the Science Channel next year.
** See BigThink.com, for his latest blog on the Higgs boson. Also, see his recent op-ed piece in last month’s Wall Street Journal.
– You can call 866-323-2538 and record a question or comment, anytime day or night, directly to Dr. Kaku.
The best questions will appear on Science Fantastic, which airs in 130 cities across the US, Siriius XM satellite radio, and the internet. It airs weekly, on Saturdays and Sundays, for 3 hours. Check this website for dates, times, cities, call letters of the stations, etc.
It is by far the largest nationally syndicated science radio show on commercial radio.
Scores of Nobel Laureates have appeared on the show, and now is your turn!
– For the month of August, we will interview top scientists about the latest research on the brain.
The European Space Agency this week is expected to begin formal and final preparations to launch the Solar Orbiter space probe, which will be launched toward the sun in about five years, orbiting within the orbit of Mercury. It’ll be the closest trip to the sun by any Earth-launched space probe and is expected to provide vast amounts of new data.
Read the Full Article and Listen to the Radio Interview via The Takeaway Website or Listen by Using the Embedded Player Located at the Bottom
Hopefully, though, in the next five years, we’ll know a lot more. That’s when the Solar Orbiter is set to launch. A project of the European Space Agency, the Solar Orbiter will get closer to the sun than any satellite to date. The journey to the sun will take years, even once the probe is built and launched.
“There are so many gaps in our knowledge of the sun. We’ve mapped practically every square mile of the planet Mars, we know more about Mars than the surface of the Earth in fact. But the sun constantly changes. It’s not made out of a solid surface at all. It’s made out of plasma, roughly 75 percent hydrogen and 25 percent helium. That’s why this probe is so important — because it will travel inside the orbit of Mercury, where no other space probe has gone before.”
— Michio Kaku
(ABC News: Good Morning America) James Cameron, Google Executives, Billionaires to Mine for Asteroids?
ABCNews.com: Film director James Cameron, Google’s Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, X Prize founder Peter Diamandis and billionaire Ross Perot Jr. along with a number of other incredible minds plan to take on outer space. Just what they’re up to is still a mystery but they’ve announced that they’re forming a new “space exploration company to expand earth’s resource base,” that will create “a new industry and a new definition of natural resources.”
“If you put two Google billionaires with Microsoft billionaires with some astronauts together, you can’t go wrong. I think private enterprise will boldly go where governments fear to tread. And I think the space program has been in purgatory in the last few years. NASA is an agency to nowhere. So, we need private enterprise, especially people with deep pockets to help jump start the program and maybe mining the heavens is just the ticket.” – Michio Kaku
After some 80 years of empty promises, faulty predictions, countless science fiction films and comic books, and a rather famous animated TV series from the 1960s, Terrafugia may be the first company to develop and produce an actual flying car. Never mind that it costs $279,000 for now—the point is that it exists, and that so far, it seems to actually work.
To get some expert opinion and much-needed perspective here at PCMag, we asked Dr. Michio Kaku, esteemed theoretical physicist and best-selling author of Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100, for his take on Terrafugia and flying cars in general.
Captain Michio and the World of Tomorrow: Humans are born with the curiosity of scientists but switch to investment banking by Brian Bolduc (former Robert L. Bartley fellow at the Journal, is an editorial associate for National Review)
By 2020, the word “computer” will have vanished from the English language, physicist Michio Kaku predicts. Every 18 months, computer power doubles, he notes, so in eight years, a microchip will cost only a penny. Instead of one chip inside a desktop, we’ll have millions of chips in all our possessions: furniture, cars, appliances, clothes. Chips will become so ubiquitous that “we won’t say the word ‘computer,'” prophesies Mr. Kaku, a professor of theoretical physics at the City College of New York. “We’ll simply turn things on.”
Mr. Kaku, who is 65, enjoys making predictions. In his latest book, “Physics of the Future,” which Anchor released in paperback in February, he predicts driverless cars by 2020 and synthetic organs by 2030. If his forecasts sound strange, Mr. Kaku understands the skepticism. “If you could meet your grandkids as elderly citizens in the year 2100,” he offers, “you would view them as being, basically, Greek gods.” Nonetheless, he says, “that’s where we’re headed,” —and he worries that the U.S. will fall behind in this technological onrush.
To comprehend the world we’re entering, consider another word that will disappear soon: “tumor.” “We will have DNA chips inside our toilet, which will sample some of our blood and urine and tell us if we have cancer maybe 10 years before a tumor forms,” Mr. Kaku says. When you need to see a doctor, you’ll talk to a wall in your home, and “an animated, artificially intelligent doctor will appear.” You’ll scan your body with a hand-held MRI machine, the “Robodoc” will analyze the results, and you’ll receive “a diagnosis that is 99 percent accurate.”
— Continue Reading the Full Article on The Wall Street Journal (The Weekend Interview) where you can join in on the discussion —
Original Article (WSJ: The Weekend Interview) by Brian Bolduc, a former Robert L. Bartley fellow at the Journal, is an editorial associate for National Review — Original Imagery by Ken Fallin
Doubleday Books has launched a contest on their Facebook Fanpage for the opportunity to win two books about the hidden designs of our world. The details are simple: Become a Fan of the Doubleday Books fanpage by Clicking LIKE and Enter the Sweepstakes on the landing page. Only persons residing in United States who are at least 13 years of age can enter. Sweepstakes Ends on February 15, 2012 @ 12:00 pm (EST).
Five lucky winners will win two books on the cutting edge of physical & natural science, Physics of the Future, by Michio Kaku, and Design in Nature, by Adrian Bejan.