The Future of the Mind

The Future of the Mind

The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind

Book - 2014
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A survey of current research into the human mind reveals how top international laboratories have innovated unique technologies for recording profound mental capabilities and enabling controversial opportunities in the field of cognition enhancement.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, a division of Random House, LLC, [2014]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780385530828
Characteristics: xviii, 377 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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Jun 20, 2019

Just because a person is an expert in one field, that doesn't make him knowledgeable or interesting in another. This book is a perfect example.
Take the chapter on dreams. This author obviously knows nothing about them, did only the most cursory and often incorrect explanation of them, and has absolutely no interesting speculations on them. The chapter is a complete waste of time.
But if a work of a uninformed speculator is your thing, pick this up. I'd rather hear his speculation on his daily use of shoe strings, or what he likes to eat. At least that would be something he knows about.

KenMarriott Oct 05, 2015

Fasinating reading. Hundreds of references to other books.

Aug 12, 2014

I am highly skeptical of everything Prof. Kaku says ever since I heard him in an interview pontificate on the global economic meltdown, falsely claiming it to be just another business cycle! If an individual believes themselves to be am expert in all areas, just because they feel they are an expert in one area, I begin to strongly doubt them in that one area as well. Also, none of his future predictions ever take into account the fraud-based societies we live in today; not surprising, given his well-to-do upbringing.

May 18, 2014

This is a book where Science fiction meets reality. When I started the book I thought it'd be way over my head and I'd have to give up reading it. But, as the book went on I was more and more fascinated. Dr. Kaku has the ability to make difficult concepts easy and relate the past to the present to the future. It is just amazing to see from this book, how what was in the realm of science fiction is now part of science and proven to be authentic. I cannot wait for this scientist/author's next book.

Apr 20, 2014

Great book exploring brain research and explaining what we know, what we can do right now and in the near future as well as what is realistic within laws of physics and how it will impact us. The book makes appreciate the complexity of human brain.


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Nov 19, 2013

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