Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century
a book by Michio Kaku
(our site's book review)
There are three main scientific revolutions, the DNA, quantum and computer revolutions. He sees synergy between the three as scientifically vital.
(He discusses Media Lab’s “smart room,” which can recognize the emotional status of a person occupying it. This may someday complement the way PSBs [personal status boards] are utilized in MCs. Ideally, they’d update some types of PSB statuses automatically, but the rooms would have to ask its occupant questions to do this effectively, since it cannot read minds, only faces. Because of this limitation, we don’t foresee PSBs being dealt with automatically for centuries.)
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He also discusses enhancing social connectedness via computer use to find more suitable companions. He doesn’t look very deeply into this, like we have. See:
- Is Facebook Making Us Lonely?
- Social Networking and PSBs in MCs
- PSB™ or Facebook for Friends Status Checking
- Facebook Statistics and Studies
- Top 10 Best Dating Sites - Dating Websites Reviews - Online Dating Sites
- Comparison of Various Social Communication Methods
- Why Do We Need Communities?
- WHY Register for MC Search and Match?
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The Personal Status Board (PSB™) is our contribution to social connectedness, parenting, and ultimately social evolution
He recognizes the value of retraining unemployed people in order to empower a polarizing society so all can have opportunities.
Kaku warns of the coming improved—more deadly—viruses which nature is creating because of evolutionary mutations
Kaku warns of the coming improved viruses which nature is creating because of evolutionary mutations, but then shines hope on the area via the advent of molecular medicine. Then he notes that terrorists using such weapons could take out most of the human race in a few weeks.
He sees the importance of forming a planetary civilization rather than letting the nation-states’ squabbles take us all under. Like Toffler, he sees nation-states as Second Wave entities that are becoming obsolete. He discusses the population explosion, noting that “development is the best contraceptive.”
Michio Kaku says that development is the best contraceptive