University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum
Because of the tremendous response to this event, Kentucky Author Forum has arranged for additional general admission seating in the KentuckyShow! Theater. The Interview will be shown on a wide screen, with live audio feed from Bomhard Theater. For tickets to the screening event, click here.
Michio Kaku - Interviewed by James Canton
Michio Kaku is a leader in the field of theoretical physics, cofounder of string field theory, and author of Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100.
In Physics of the Future, Kaku—author of Physics of the Impossible, Beyond Einstein and Hyperspace—gives us a stunning, provocative, and exhilarating vision of the coming century based on interviews with over three hundred of the world’s top scientists who are already inventing the future in their labs.
In all likelihood, by 2100 we will control computers via tiny brain sensors and, like magicians, move objects around with the power of our minds. Meanwhile, cars will drive themselves, using GPS; using molecular medicine, scientists will be able to grow almost every organ of the body and cure genetic diseases; and, advances in nanotechnology may lead to the fabled space elevator, which would propel humans hundreds of miles above the earth’s atmosphere at the push of a button.
Synthesizing a vast amount of information, including key questions about a changing global economy, Physics of the Future is a wondrous ride through the next 100 years of breathtaking scientific revolution.
James Canton has been predicting key trends shaping our world for over 30 years. His books include The Extreme Future: The Top Trends That Will Reshape the World in the 21st Century andTechnofutures: How Leading-Edge Innovations Will Transform Business in the 21st Century.
He advises the Global Fortune 1000 on trends in innovation, financial services, health care, energy, security, climate change and globalization. He has advised three White House Administrations, the National Science Foundation, and MIT's Media Lab, Europe. A frequent guest of the media, he has been called "The Digital Guru" by CNN and "Dr. Future" by Yahoo. His Global Futurist blog is followed by a world-wide audience.