Michio Kaku: In the Year 2100
In a magnanimous display of generosity, Penn State is providing not one, but two, world-renowned physicists to speak this year. On Thursday, theoretical physicist, author and futurist Michio Kaku will speak about “Future Science: Physics and Daily Life in the Year 2100.” (Spoiler: Still no jet packs.) While Dr. Kaku focuses on string field theory and uniting the four forces of the universe, he has taken the time to discuss climate change, the Gulf Oil Spill, the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, time travel, and robot uprisings.
One of Dr. Kaku’s most recent endeavors is explaining how life and technology will be different in the future. In his most recent work, Physics of the Future, he describes a world ninety years from now, which is absolutely alien to us. We will be able to move objects with our minds. Cars will guide themselves and will hover on magnetic roads. Not only will we eradicate disease, but death as well. As strange as these concepts appear, imagine how people from 1920 would react if they could see the world we live in today.
The Schreyer Honors College will host Michio Kaku for its Fall Signature Lecture. His presentation will begin at 8 p.m. in 100 Thomas. The event is free and there are no tickets.