Michio Kaku is a professor of theoretical physics at the City University of New York, the co-founder of the string field theory and he’s spent his life trying to fulfill Einstein’s dream of unifying all the law of physics into one equation.
He’s also fascinated by the nature of our consciousness. It’s a topic he delves into in his new No. 1 New York Times best-selling book, “The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance and Empower the Mind.”
He talks to Growing Bolder about his lifelong obsession with the mind, including his past studies on everything from telepathy to photographing the mind’s memories. He says as a physicist, he’s moved past those science fiction ideas and started actually doing some of those same things in the lab.
Find out how far technology has come to help people with brain or body injuries, such as paralysis. He says the power of the mind is being tapped in previously unimaginable minds and experiments are being conducted that sound like they came right out of movies like “The Matrix.”
Plus, wait until you hear about the research involving uploading memories right to the mind and what impact this may eventually have on people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr. Kaku describes his own theory on consciousness and why we’re the only creatures who “see” the future through daydreaming and planning.
It’s a fascinating conversation with one of the brightest scientific minds in the world today.