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The Future of the Mind

The Scientific Quest To Understand, Enhance, And Empower The Mind

By Michio Kaku

NOW A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

“Compelling….Kaku thinks with great breadth, and the vistas he presents us are worth the trip”
—The New York Times Book Review


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best-selling author of PHYSICS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE, PHYSICS OF THE FUTURE and HYPERSPACE tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain.
        
For the first time in history, the secrets of the living brain are being revealed by a battery of high tech brain scans devised by physicists. Now what was once solely the province of science fiction has become a startling reality. Recording memories, telepathy, videotaping our dreams, mind control, avatars, and telekinesis are not only possible; they already exist. 
 
THE FUTURE OF THE MIND gives us an authoritative and compelling look at the astonishing research being done in top laboratories around the world—all based on the latest advancements in neuroscience and physics.  One day we might have a "smart pill" that can enhance our cognition; be able to upload our brain to a computer, neuron for neuron; send thoughts and emotions around the world on a "brain-net"; control computers and robots with our mind; push the very limits of immortality; and perhaps even send our consciousness across the universe. 
          
Dr. Kaku takes us on a grand tour of what the future might hold, giving us not only a solid sense of how the brain functions but also how these technologies will change our daily lives. He even presents a radically new way to think about "consciousness" and applies it to provide fresh insight into mental illness, artificial intelligence and alien consciousness.  

With Dr. Kaku's deep understanding of modern science and keen eye for future developments, THE FUTURE OF THE MIND is a scientific tour de force--an extraordinary, mind-boggling exploration of the frontiers of neuroscience.

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Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9780385530828


Format: Book
Author: Kaku, Michio
Title: The future of the mind : the scientific quest to understand, enhance, and empower the mind / Dr. Michio Kaku, professor of Theoretical Physics, City University of New York.
Publisher Date: New York : Doubleday, [2014]
Subject: Neuropsychology. Mind and body -- Research. Brain -- Mathematical models. Cognitive neuroscience. Brain-computer interfaces.
Isbn: 9780385530828 (hc.) 038553082X (hc.)
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Call Number: 612.8 Kak
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Bib Id: 497857

Format: Book
Author: Kaku, Michio.
Title: The future of the mind : the scientific quest to understand, enhance, and empower the mind / Dr. Michio Kaku, professor of Theoretical Physics, City University of New York.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Doubleday, [2014]
Description: xviii, 377 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects: Neuropsychology.
Subjects: Mind and body -- Research.
Subjects: Brain -- Mathematical models.
Subjects: Cognitive neuroscience.
Subjects: Brain-computer interfaces.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Book I: The mind and consciousness -- Unlocking the mind -- Consciousness, a physicist's viewpoint -- Book II: Mind over matter -- Telepathy: a penny for your thoughts -- Telekinesis: mind controlling matter -- Memories and thoughts made to order -- Einstein's brain and enhancing our intelligence -- Book III: Altered consciousness -- In your dreams -- Can the mind be controlled? -- Altered states of consciousness -- The artificial mind and silicon consciousness -- Reverse engineering the brain -- The future: mind beyond matter -- The mind as pure energy -- The alien mind -- Concluding remarks.
LCCN: 2013017338
ISBN: 9780385530828 (hc.)
ISBN: 038553082X (hc.)
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Total Copies: 3
Call Number: 612.8 Kak