Michio Kaku, the New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible and Physics of the Future tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain. The Future of the Mind brings a topic that once belonged solely to the province of. Read "The Future of the Mind The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind" by Michio Kaku available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up. Michio Kaku, the New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible and Physics of the Future tackles the most fascinating and complex object in.

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Already, fruit flies have been given photographic memories by the insertion of a gene which stimulates the formation of new connections between nerve cells; and mice have had memories of tasks carried out earlier inserted into their brains.

The videotaping of dreams is in its early stages. Increasing intelligence via gene therapy, drugs or devices may not be far away.

Exoskeletons are being devised to help the paralysed walk by thinking. Within our lifetimes, surrogates may be fashioned to tackle jobs too dangerous for humans, such as space exploration. Kaku reviews recent advances and hypothesises about the future. Occasionally his theoretical suggestions skim over problems that would arise in practice. For example, he postulates from the animal experiments that it may be possible to insert new skills into the memories of the unemployed, or to bypass the need for study in doctors and lawyers by inserting whole bodies of knowledge into their memories.

But many of the animal experiments involve invasive methods which carry risks of damage to surrounding brain structures, infection or bleeding problems, which he mentions in reference to deep brain stimulation, but not here.

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Kaku has produced a fascinating book, packed not only with science but with popular cultural references to sci-fi films and TV shows. For all his talk of surrogates and intelligent robots, no manufactured being could have a fraction of his charisma. His engrossing book outlines the strategies that we use: He explains, via psychological tests, how these methods can fail us. Our own perspective can differ from that of others because we pay attention to different things or because we evaluate things through our own lens of beliefs, attitudes, emotions and knowledge.

Stereotypes, in turn, exaggerate differences and mask similarities between groups. In fact, statistics showed they were more likely to lack transport, the money for hotels, or relatives with whom they could stay elsewhere, and had larger families that would be harder to move.

In early chapters he takes the reader through dehumanisation and anthropomorphism, both mistakes people make when trying to read the minds of others.

Functional magnetic resonance imaging has enabled scientists to pinpoint the area of the brain responsible for recognising others as having minds of their own. The neurons in this area, the medial pre-frontal cortex, fail to fire when we dehumanise others. In extreme cases, thinking about those we have dehumanised instead lights up brain regions associated with disgust.

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Long reads. Could you become an AI? Would you still be you? Schneider makes a vivid and compelling case that the future of humanity may depend on the answers to these philosophical questions.

Artificial You is brimming with useful tools for thinking about the mind and its future. Chalmers, author of The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory "A fascinating exploration of human-level AI and brain enhancement, combined with a passionate argument for the importance of philosophy in understanding what on earth we are doing when we pursue these lines of research.

Could AI have a mind? Could it have a conscious mind? Might the best plan be for us to merge with our best AIs?

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This page was last edited on 7 May , at By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Hardcover edition. Physics of the Future. The Future of Humanity.The Price of Inequality: Although Kaku doesnt talk about Freuds Theory of Mind, what i did find interesting was his "space-time theory of consciousness" defined as: "Consciousness is the process of creating a model of the world using multiple feedback loops in various parameters e.

Psychology Science Audiobooks. This naturally implies that the ability for a novice to understa nd thisc … Show more Show less. Connecting research in robotics and AI with traditional discussions of personal identity and consciousness, Schneider treats topics fairly and plausibly and contributes important insights.

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