The future of the mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind

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For the first time in history, the secrets of the living brain are being revealed by a battery of high tech brain scans devised by physicists. Now what was once solely the province of science fiction has become a startling reality. Recording memories, telepathy, videotaping our dreams, mind control, avatars, and telekinesis are not only possible; they already exist. The Future of the Mind gives us an authoritative and compelling look at the astonishing research being done in top laboratories around the world—all based on the latest advancements in neuroscience and physics. One day we might have a "smart pill" that can enhance our cognition; be able to upload our brain to a computer, neuron for neuron; send thoughts and emotions around the world on a "brain-net"; control computers and robots with our mind; push the very limits of immortality; and perhaps even send our consciousness across the universe. Dr. Kaku takes us on a grand tour of what the future might hold, giving us not only a solid sense of how the brain functions but also how these technologies will change our daily lives. He even presents a radically new way to think about "consciousness" and applies it to provide fresh insight into mental illness, artificial intelligence and alien consciousness. With Dr. Kaku's deep understanding of modern science and keen eye for future developments, The Future of the Mind is a scientific tour de force--an extraordinary, mind-boggling exploration of the frontiers of neuroscience.
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subject_facetBrain -- Mathematical models
Brain-computer interfaces
Cognitive neuroscience
Mind and body -- Research
Neuropsychology
title_displayThe future of the mind : the scientific quest to understand, enhance, and empower the mind
title_fullThe Future of the Mind The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind
The future of the mind : the scientific quest to understand, enhance, and empower the mind / Dr. Michio Kaku
The future of the mind : the scientific quest to understand, enhance, and empower the mind / Dr. Michio Kaku, professor of Theoretical Physics, City University of New York
title_shortThe future of the mind
title_subThe Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind
topic_facetBrain
Brain-computer interfaces
Cognitive neuroscience
Mathematical models
Mind and body
Neuropsychology
Nonfiction
Psychology
Research
Science
Technology