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Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century

By: Michio Kaku
416 pages, B/w photos
Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century
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  • Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century ISBN: 9780192880185 Paperback Mar 1999 Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks
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New in paperback, from the bestselling author of Hyperspace, this spellbinding book brings together the cutting-edge research of today's foremost scientists to explore the science of tomorrow. Michio Kaku describes the development of computers and artificial intelligence, reveals how the decoding of the genetic structure of DNA will allow us to alter and reshape our genetic inheritance, and observes how quantum physicists are perfecting new ways of harnessing the matter and energy of the Universe. Visions is an exhilarating adventure into the future of our planet and ourselves.

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Preface; Part 1: Visions; 1. Choreographers of matter, life, and intelligence; Part 2: The Computer Revolution; 2. The invisible computer; 3. The intelligent planet; 4. Machines that think; 5. Beyond silicon; cyborgs and the ultimate computer; 6. Second thoughts: will humans become obsolute?; Part 3: The Biomolecular Revolution; 7. Personal DNA codes; 8. Conquering cancer - fixing our genes; 9. Molecular medicine and the mind/body link; 10. To live forever?; 11. Playing God: designer children and clones; 12. Second thoughts: brave new world?; Part 4: The Quantum Revolution; 13. The quantum future; 14. To reach for the stars; 15. Birth of a planetary civilization; 16. Children of the stars; Index

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By: Michio Kaku
416 pages, B/w photos
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