The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality and Our Destiny Beyond Earth

by Michio Kaku

  • The Future of Humanity: The Digital Version

    If the mind digitizes its memories and then the neurons and synapses can be synthesized in a robot, couldn’t humans live via their mind’s consciousness? They could exist within a robot and travel to Mars with no problems and have to problem adapting to the environment. Or, they could just travel aro

  • The Future of Humanity: The Bionic Version

    There is a bionic replacement for nearly every sense that humans contain. For deaf people, a cochlear implant has been invented. This marvelous piece of technology allows a minuscule computer to absorb sound and create a pattern in the brain that turns it into sound even though the actual hearing ca

  • The Antimatter Rocket

    Another method that will be perfected in a couple of hundred years with 5th generation technology is antimatter energy. Antimatter is the opposite of matter and when they collide they create pure energy with no waste. Currently, we only have amassed enough antimatter to power a lightbulb for a few m

  • Rockets That Can Make the Distance

    Ion engines, plasma engines, nuclear fusion rockets, and nuclear pulse rockets, are all possible energy sources to propel/fuel rockets through space. Some of these are currently accessible while others will require what Kaku has dubbed 4th and 5th generation technology- meaning it won’t be ready fo

  • Obstacles of Space Travel to Mars

    In space, there is no atmosphere to protect the astronauts from radiation and the amount that they would be exposed to over their 2-year trip has been proven to cause cancer and irreversible brain damage. This means that a great deal of time needs to go into creating material to repel and block radi

  • Space Capitalism: Tourism

    Besides reusing items, such as cleaning up and reusing boosters as Elon Musk has done, and using the resources available to minimize payload on rockets, capitalism in its purest can bring a hefty profit to the space game. Jeff Bezos is counting on that to fund more of his space program. He says that

  • Space Capitalism: Money Saving Lunar Station

    Building a lunar space station would decrease the cost of traveling space because the low percentage of gravity on the moon would require less fuel to launch a rocket further into space. This means that the fuel that is on the rocket can be used to travel further rather than just provide energy for

  • Silicon Valley Version of Nasa

    Jeff Bezos of Amazon and the Washington Post and Elon Musk with Tesla and Paypal are in the race to space competition. Jeff Bezos is in a hurry to get a shuttle, he has called Blue Origin, into space and start space tourism as his next endeavor. Elon Musk wants to colonize Mars and is playing the lo

  • The Future of Humanity: Library Of Souls

    What if your memories could be downloaded on a microchip? The memories would contain all the minute detail your brain contains regarding the time: taste, touch, feel, sound, sights, and emotional attachment. Those memories could exist on a chip and that chip could be a part of the Library of Souls.

  • How Can We Get There? Nanoships

    Currently, the form of space travel that humans have is using thousands of gallons of liquid jet fuel to power thousands of pounds of a rocket into space. It’s not cost-effective, nor is it capable of distant travels to planets astronauts so long to explore. But there are several other methods of pr

  • Where To?

    There is a mother star called TRAPPIST-1 that has 7 Earth-like planets orbiting it. Of those 7 there are 3 Goldilocks Planets (meaning they are not too hot, not too cold and fit into the possibly habitable category) that appear to have both land and liquid oceans. But TRAPPIST-1 is 38 light-years aw

  • Space Capitalism: Profits From The Moon

    Immediately the moon can be profitable in a number of ways. The soil of the moon, when heated, becomes a building material that is akin to cement. To minimize the number of resources that would have to be hauled to the moon via rocket to construct a space station, astronauts can literally begin a ma

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