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Physics of the Impossible

Monday, April 07, 2008

Physicist Michio Kaku says that recent scientific advances could be making impossible-sounding things like telepathy and time travel possible! His new book is Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel.

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Dr. Michio Kaku

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Comments [16]

Stephen Koch from New York, NY

I love listening to Michio. Okay, he is sometimes out there but don't we need more of that, people willing to stretch the bounds of the "accepted" truths? Many of us started our love of science in the pages of SciFi or reading fringe or pseudo science. Why? Because it made us dream. In the end, it is the scientific method that winnows out the chaff and leaves the grain but sometimes what we thought was refuse actually becomes the bread of the future. Thanks Michio for helping us to dream.

Apr. 15 2008 08:12 PM
Jonathan from Auckland, New Zealand.

Fantastic. Mr Kaku is that rare scientist who can explain physics in a way that even science dummies like me can understand. Love your work Leonard, you surely have the best radio show in the world.

Apr. 08 2008 06:00 AM
Heather from NJ

This was really fascinating.
I listened to it on the radio, again on the website.
ThankS!

oh, and eCAHNomics, I agree with you! this world is getting scarier and scarier..

Apr. 07 2008 09:44 PM
j from nyc

one of the best science videos e-v-e-r @ what the universe would look like if we could actually see gravity, instead of just the effects of it:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=MBG3pX69XO4

"It's Not Empty Space" w/ Dr. David Suzuki, a Canadian physicist. [if the link doesn't work directly for you, copy/paste the title from this post into the search space a youtube.com]

and eva, i thought he sounds more like jerry seinfeld, but not eerily.

Apr. 07 2008 12:57 PM
wanda

movies really are scientific and prescient !!!

Apr. 07 2008 12:39 PM
eCAHNomics

Boy, am I glad I'm a senior citizen. I do not want to live in the world Michio Kaku is describing. Death looks better and better.

Apr. 07 2008 12:33 PM
eva

Mo,
You live in a US-centric world. The reaction the Bush administration is "filling" is the rise of a combined Asian superpower, with China in the lead.
China is headed straight into 21st century technology without any of the burdens of Voltaire et alia. Now that's a scary sci fi movie...

Apr. 07 2008 12:31 PM
Mo Mejia from nyc

If time travel is possible, why the people from the future didn’t stop Bush from winning the election? For every action there is a reaction and we’re now filling that reaction.
Anything is possible except time travel.

Apr. 07 2008 12:23 PM
eva

Thanks for this fascinating show, Leonard. The bonus is that the guest sounds eerily like one of my favorite comedians, Jon Lovitz.

Apr. 07 2008 12:22 PM
wanda

about destroying "Capt. Kirk" and creating a new one with memories intact ... was presented in The Prestige, a movie in 2006.

Apr. 07 2008 12:20 PM
Bob O'Sullivan from New York, New York

Hi,
This is all very interesting but how about a reality check. We are using late 19th century technology for storing electricity in batteries and traveling around town in cars powered by internal combustion engines, global warming is on our doorstep and your guest is talking about how we can achieve all these level 1 breakthroughs in the next ten to one hundred years. How about just a really good battery to store solar and wind power.

Apr. 07 2008 12:16 PM
RC

If time travel is phase 2. How do we know that there aren't people here already 400 years from the future?

Apr. 07 2008 12:13 PM
Paulo from Paterson, New Jersey

Dr. Kaku has for years been featured in television shows and documentaries about physics that help explain these unfathomable concepts and make them interesting to the ignorant masses of which I am a member. I've added his book to my wishlist on Amazon, and my father is a huge fan as well.

Keep up the good work.

Apr. 07 2008 12:13 PM
Richard Perez from Bethpage NY

Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Michio Kaku are acclomplished physicists unlike Dr. Greer who is a physician (not a physicist). I want my medical advice form an MD and a physics lecture from a phyicist.

A question I would pose to Michio Kaku is that relativity implies time travel to the future but not the past. How are some scientists theorizong time travel to the past without being incongruous with relativity?

Apr. 07 2008 11:52 AM
Smooth Johnny S from Cranford, NJ

I'm attending that conference with Bigfoot! The truth is out there, Mr. Lopate.

Apr. 07 2008 10:11 AM
Douglas Greenstein from Brooklyn - Prospect Heights

I have high admiration for Leonard's interviewing skills.The only thing missing are guests and physicists who knows what they are talking about. Try interviewing Dr.Steven Greer from the Disclosure Project, physicist Stanton Freidman, Richard C Hoagland, professional astronomer Dr.Tom Van Flandern, historian Richard Dolan and Stephen Bassett who is producing the X-Conference in Gaithersburg Maryland April 18 thru 20. The X-Conference is being attended by Dr. Edgar Mitchell and the Former Defense Minister of Canada Paul Hellyer. The purpose of the X-Conference is to end the 60 year old government imposed truth embargo regarding the ET presence engaging our planet. Wouldn't you like to know what is really going on and what is really possible right now? The truth is ah... so refreshing and so is a free press. Instead of having the usual clods like Michio Kaku, Seth Shostack and the guy from the NY Planetarium why not give us a break and let us hear some real news? Doug

Apr. 07 2008 09:48 AM

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