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

Date

March 4, 2014

Speaker

Michio Kaku

Affiliation

Professor of Physics at CUNY Graduate Center

Overview

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.

Speakers

Michio Kaku

Michio Kaku is a professor of physics at the CUNY Graduate Center, a cofounder of string field theory, and the author of several widely acclaimed science books, including Physics of the Impossible, the basis for his Science Channel show and two radio programs, Explorations and Science Fantastic.