Book: The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth
By: Michio Kaku
Whether due to the eventual depletion of natural resources, drastic climate change, or cosmic events beyond our control, leaving our planet to ensure survival is a reality we must begin to come to terms with, and in The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth, world-renowned futurist and physicist Michio Kaku shares in fine detail the process humanity will follow to move progressively away from earth and into space. Kaku discusses the importance of development in the fields of nanotechnology and biotechnology to allow us to make Mars habitable and build cities there. His reflections also venture beyond our universe and the human body, as he shows us how we could one day possibly leave our bodies and transport via laser ports to new corners of space. Kaku is the Henry Semat Professor of Physics at The City College of New York where he teaches general physics, mathematical methods, the physics of science fiction, and astronomy.