Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel
by Michio Kaku
Review by Steve Sawicki
Anchor Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780307278821
Date: 07 April 2009 List Price $15.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
For all of us who wondered not only whether or not the things we read about when we delved into SF would ever happen but how they would happen and whether or not they were possible, the time has come. Physicist Michio Kaku wrestles with everything you could ever imagine and everything that has been imagined to get to the bottom of whether or not these things are possible and whether we might see them in the near future or not. Teleportation? He's got it covered. Phasers? Done. Time Travel? Been there, done that. What about telepathy and invisibility? One, he says will happen, the other, not so much. And he doesn't just sit back and give us a yea or nay but he goes into some detail about the principles behind the process and why it might or might not happen. From official release/information:
Product Description: Teleportation, time machines, force fields, and interstellar space ships—the stuff of science fiction or potentially attainable future technologies? Inspired by the fantastic worlds of Star Trek, Star Wars, and Back to the Future, renowned theoretical physicist and bestselling author Michio Kaku takes an informed, serious, and often surprising look at what our current understanding of the universe's physical laws may permit in the near and distant future.