Office of the Provost and Musco Center present Dr. Michio Kaku, The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth, on Friday, March 1, 2019 at 7:30pm.
In theoretical physicist/futurist Michio Kaku’s new book, The Future of Humanity, he posits that a human settlement on Mars is a “definite possibility,” the next step on our journey to the outer reaches of the galaxy and beyond. With irrepressible enthusiasm and wonder, Dr. Kaku takes his audience on a fascinating journey to a future in which humanity may finally fulfill its long-awaited destiny among the stars.
About the Book
Formerly the domain of fiction, moving human civilization to the stars is increasingly becoming a scientific possibility–and a necessity. Whether in the near future due to climate change and the depletion of finite resources, or in the distant future due to catastrophic cosmological events, we must face the reality that humans will one day need to leave planet Earth to survive as a species.
World-renowned physicist and futurist Michio Kaku explores in rich, intimate detail the process by which humanity may gradually move away from the planet and develop a sustainable civilization in outer space. Kaku reveals how cutting-edge developments in robotics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology may allow us to terraform and build habitable cities on Mars. He then takes us beyond the solar system to nearby stars, which may soon be reached by nanoships traveling on laser beams at near the speed of light.