Michio Kaku’s new “Physics of the Impossible”

by Irma Arkus

Michio Kaku, a theoretical physicist (read: hot Mr. Smartypants), has just released his new book, “Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel.”

His newest addition to my already hefty bookshelves is to deliberate on applicable sci-fi. In other words, for readers to comprehend that faint line between technologies that are already available (yet understood only as fictional) and those that are still a challenge, but not necessarily an insurmountable one.

Cloaking technology, for one, has been the big news of 2007, as many research teams have ascertained techniques of bending light and creating “invisible objects.” Even though cloaks of invisibility still belong in realm of fantasy and science fiction, they are no longer out of our reach, just not stocked on shelves of your local gadget store.

He goes on further to explain that even Class I Impossible technologies are actually possible, when taking into consideration some of more recent discoveries. From psychokinesis, telepathy to time travel and teleportation, Kaku’s explains in layman terms what are some of difficulties, as well as possible solutions, in turning these into reality. Light sabre, for example, already exists, but in order for one to have a mobile laser device that cuts everything in its path, we would require a more powerful mobile power supply.

From time travel to fun with weapons, Kaku’s newest release is an entertaining read, one that successfully melds science and fun, making him one of those rare physicists who are appealing equally to everyone, charming their way into our hearts. Yeey Mr. Smartypants!

Check out Mr. Kaku’s site and newly released book HERE.