I want to gain some traction before the new year, so I have started this challenge right away. If you prefer, you can start right away.
In this book, Prof. Kaku gives his predictions about the future of humankind. We need to overcome hurdles to become a multiplanet species. The Earth is our cradle, but we cannot be in it forever. The age of space exploration is about to begin. Kaku looks at this age through three different stages. He covers the solar system, other stars, and life in the universe. The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth is the first book that I have chosen.
Humans need to increase their life span if they want to reach other stars, as it will take centuries to reach the closest star system Alpha Centauri. Once we can beam our consciousness from one star system to another, we will be able to download our consciousness in a different body or system. Kaku reviews cutting edge technologies that will enable us to make our homes among the stars. He reviews the technologies of space travel, genetic engineering, and artificial intelligence.
There are some amazing quotes from this book.