What lies in store for humanity? Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku explains how different life will be for your descendants—and maybe your future self. Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku looks decades into the future and makes three bold predictions about human space travel, the potential of ‘brain net’, and our coming victory over cancer. Here is a brief summary – but be sure to check out the video.
The next golden era of space exploration. Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have different visions for this emerging space age, with Musk wanting a multi-planetary species and Bezos looking to move heavy industry into space. Michio Kaku sees self-replicating robots building cities on Mars. He says that mother nature and physics have a death warrant for humanity.
We will expand our brain’s capabilities. ‘Brain Net’ will connect minds with the Internet, sending memories, feelings, and emotions across it. Envision an Alzheimer’s patient pushing a button and having memories flood into their brain. We will have infinite knowledge, as well as the ability to connect the brain to exoskeletons that enable the paralyzed.
The fourth wave of scientific innovation. The first age was steam power, the second was electricity and magnetism, the third was the transistor and the laser, and the emerging fourth age is at the molecular level. This fourth age is driven by artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, and biotechnology, creating a synergy that will revolutionize everything around us. One key area of impact is chronic disease, where diseases like cancer will be addressed via nanomedicine. Early cancer warnings will come from our smart toilets, forcing the word tumor out of our language.