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January 4, 2015 / Leslie

Science Meets Science Fiction

A Rapid Review

FutureOfTheMindThe Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku

Publisher: Random House Audio | February 2014
Format: Audio Download | 15½ hours | Rating: 4½ stars
Audio Listening Level: Intermediate

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.

Science meets science fiction in this fascinating, informative, and highly readable book.

We begin with some background on the brain – how it works, what scientists already know, past research, and some interesting case studies. Then we move on to current research. Most interesting to me, and probably to many of us, was the section on the growing problem of dementia in an aging population and its implications for the future. Finally, we move on to speculation of what the future might bring (see quote above). If only I were born a few decades later so I could live long enough to see it!

Yes, this is a book about neuroscience, but author Michio Kaku’s interesting and enthusiastic writing style makes it accessible to everyone.

Audio production
The audiobook was read by Feodor Chin, his voice displaying the enthusiasm and excitement of the author’s writing.

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  1. BermudaOnion / Jan 4 2015 2:53 pm

    I’m with you – I could use one of those smart pills. This sounds very interesting!


  2. Mary / Jan 4 2015 6:14 pm

    The quote sure gets my attention! This sounds fascinating. Thanks for the review!



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