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Dr. Michio Kaku
Dr. Michio Kaku, author of: “The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind”

Dr. Michio Kaku РHe is the face (and mind) of science! Dr. Kaku is a theoretical physicist, the Henry Semat Professor of Theoretical Physics at the City College of New York, a futurist, and a communicator and popularizer of science. He has written two New York Times Best Sellers: Physics of the Impossible and Physics of the Future. His most recent book was released in February and is titled, The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind. Additionally, Dr. Kaku is the host of the weekly, one-hour radio program Exploration.

You probably recognize Dr. Kaku from TV – he’s basically been in every science related show that was released in the past 20 years!

Quotes from Dr. Kaku:

[shadowbox]”In high school I built an atom smasher. I went to my mom and asked her if I could build a 2.3 million electron volt electron accelerator in the garage – she said sure, why not!”

“Science is the engine of prosperity. Everything we see around us, the goods and the services, are a byproduct of science.”

“I believe that the internet will be the democratic force that makes sure that science is used for the benefit of the people rather than for destruction.”

“We have learned more about the human brain in the last 10 years than in all of history combined.”[/shadowbox]

What we learn in this episode:

  • Did you know we can photograph a dream? Yeah, we talk about that!
  • What is telekinesis and will we ever have the capability to move objects with our minds?
  • Soon, we will be able to record our memories and then upload them to help people with diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
  • Is it true that we only use a small portion of our brain?
  • Why do we remember scary dreams much more often than pleasant dreams?

Resources:

http://mkaku.org/home/

http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/6zj4ki/michio-kaku