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by Michio Kaku (Author)

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Title:Parallel Worlds: The Science of Alternative Universes and Our Future in the Cosmos
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Parallel Worlds : A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos by Michio Kaku (2005)

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If this book was still current/accurate I would give it 4 stars. I was very well written and pretty easy to follow (especially the first several chapters). When it was over I wanted to learn more,so I researched more info. And what did I find out? Well many of the theories he said would be proven by the HSC have been proven, but not in the way he expected. Everything he said the future test would show did just the opposite.

He should have taken a more middle of the road approach to the science that isn't proven yet and gave more reasons why the test may not be positive. Or if they fail what that would mean. So this entire book while not completely wrong it is wrong. I did learn though and it is interesting. ( )
  schlista | Feb 18, 2019 |
Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos. By Michio Kaku

This book clearly explains theories allusive to many of us who are not physics scientists. Kaku presents the theories chronologically: blackholes, time, multidimential space, and the most intriguing, the possibility that worlds may be occurring right next to our own.

“The problem lies not in relativity but in assuming that our common sense represents reality.”

Philosophical and scientific. Did God play dice with the universe, as Einstein asked, or are there answers yet to come. “What happened before the beginning? Can time be reversed? Can dimensional gateways take us across the universe?” Kaku takes the reader on a thrilling ride...in just as entertaining a way as many science fiction writers.
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  DJadamson | Jan 4, 2018 |
მიჩიო კაკუ ალბათ ერთ-ერთი ყველაზე ცნობადი და პოპულარული ტელესახეა დღეს. მეცნიერების მნიშვნელოვანი ხმა, დიდ წილად უშინაარსო გართობაზე ორიენტირებულ მსოფლიო კულტურის სფეროში.
კაკუ science channel-ზე გავიცანი, თითქმის ყველა ჩემ საყვარელ დოკუმენტურ პროგრამას ან უძღვებოდა ან მონაწილეობდა მაინც: - How the Universe Works, Sci-fi Science physics of the impossible, 2057, Alien planet აგრეთვე Nova-ს BBC Horizon და History Channel-ის პროგრამებში. მოკლედ მიჩიო ყველგან იყო (და არის) ამ გარემოების ამოხსნა არაა ძნელი - მიჩიო ძალიან კარგი მთხრობელია,ფლობს უმარავ ინფორმაციას, უყვარს სამეცნიერო ფანტასტიკა და შეუძლია შეგაყვაროს მეცნიერება. მისი ლექციები თუ სატელევიზიო პროგრამები ყოველთვის მარტივი, გასაგები, საინტერესო და თავშესაქცევია. თითქოს სამეცნიერო ფანტასტიკასთან გაქვს საქმე და არა მეცნიერებასთან. გასაკვირი არაა რომ მისი წიგნი "პარალელური სამყაროებიც" არ არის გამონაკლისი.
"პარალელური სამყაროები" ჩემ ბიბლიოთეკაში მიჩიოს პირველი წიგნია, შთაბეჭდილებაც ისეთი იყო როგორც ზემოთ ჩამოთვლილ საყვარელი პროგრამების ყურებისას. წიგნი უამრავ მასალას მოიცავს: - სამყაროს დაბადებას, მომავალს, სიკვდილს, დროში მოგზაურობას, დრო სივრცით პორტალებს, დროში მოგზაურობის პარადოქსებს, მულტი სამყაროს, სიმების თეორიას, კვანტურ თეორიას, პარალელურ სამყაროებს და მათში გადასახლებას როცა ამ სამყაროს სიკვდილის დრო დაუდგება.
კაკუ უნიკალურად იცავს ბალანსს სიმსუბუქესა და სიღრმეს შორის. მეცნიერული თემები არც იმდენად მსუბუქია რომ ინტერესი დაკარგო და არც იმდენად ღრმა რომ დეტალებში აიხლართო. თავები პატარ-პატარა საინტერესო თემებად არის დაყოფილი, სანამ ერთ საინტერესო ნაწილს მორჩები მეორე იქვე გელოდება.

კაკუს ანალოგიები გაჯერებულია მაგალითებით სამეცნიერო ფანტასტიკიდან, უკვე იმდენი საინტერესო სცენარი და წიგნი აღმოვაჩინე რომ მეც გამიჩნდა სამეცნიერო ფანტასტიკის დაწერის სურვილი. ამ ყველაფერის ერთადერთი ნაკლი ისაა რომ რამდენიმე წიგნის, (რომლის წაკითხვასაც უახლოეს მომავალში ვაპირებ) მოკლე შინაარსი წაკითხვამდე გავიგე.
კრიტიკოსებს ძალიან თამამი მოეჩვენებათ კაკუს სპეკულაციები და ჰიპოთეზები. მაგრამ ის არ ამტკიცებს რომ მთელი ეს ფანტასტიკური ამბები რეალობაა და მორჩა. ეს დიდად სავარაუდოდ შეიძლება რეალობა იყოს.
ზოგჯერ თეორიული მეცნიერება ძალზედ უსწრებს იმპირულს, მაგრამ იმედი არის რომ ეს ყველაფერი დამტკიცდება და მერე ძალიან შორეულ მომავალში შესაძლოა ისეთი ამბებიც მოხდეს რაც ახლა ასე აბსურდულად ჟღერს.
4,5 ვარსკვლავი ობიექტური იქნებოდა, თუმცა 4-ისთვის ვერ გავიმეტე და 5 ჯობია. ( )
1 vote Misha.Kaulashvili | Aug 22, 2016 |
Amazon: "In this thrilling journey into the mysteries of our cosmos, bestselling author Michio Kaku takes us on a dizzying ride to explore black holes and time machines, multidimensional space and, most tantalizing of all, the possibility that parallel universes may lay alongside our own. Kaku skillfully guides us through the latest innovations in string theory and its latest iteration, M-theory, which posits that our universe may be just one in an endless multiverse, a singular bubble floating in a sea of infinite bubble universes. If M-theory is proven correct, we may perhaps finally find answer to the question, “What happened before the big bang?” This is an exciting and unforgettable introduction into the new cutting-edge theories of physics and cosmology from one of the pre-eminent voices in the field." ( )
  clifforddham | Oct 1, 2015 |
Amazing! I forgot how much I loved reading science books!

This book is very understandable, even for someone who does not have a lot of knowledge in physics. I loved the theories and the speculation a quite a lot too. "Is our Universe in a cd-rom?", "Is there a purpose to the Universe?", are questions that are posed at the end of the book, matters that I love to think about. Understanding the string and the M theory, as well as many others, was also very rewarding!

Having a better understanding of the theories involving the possibility of parallel worlds was what attracted me to this book in the first place. I wasn't disappointed by what I learned here, by the contrary, it was all very nicely explained. Too bad I probably can't actually understand the math behind it once I do research, but it would be awesome.

The only part I skimmed through without interest was the one relative to technologies more advanced civilizations can use. Not that it was badly explained, but it's just a theme that never appealed to me, sounding too much like science fiction.

I'm probably biased when rating this book, given that it's the first book of this genre that I've read in the last years. Also, I'm no physic, so I have no idea in regards to the accuracy of the book. I expect it to be good though.

Overall, a great reading and a great insight on how our universe works. ( )
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Is our universe dying?
Could there be other universes?
In Parallel Worlds, world-renowned physicist and bestselling author Michio Kakuan author who “has a knack for bringing the most ethereal ideas down to earth” (Wall Street Journal)—takes readers on a fascinating tour of cosmology, M-theory, and its implications for the fate of the universe.

In his first book of physics since Hyperspace, Michio Kaku begins by describing the extraordinary advances that have transformed cosmology over the last century, and particularly over the last decade, forcing scientists around the world to rethink our understanding of the birth of the universe, and its ultimate fate. In Dr. Kaku’s eyes, we are living in a golden age of physics, as new discoveries from the WMAP and COBE satellites and the Hubble space telescope have given us unprecedented pictures of our universe in its infancy.

As astronomers wade through the avalanche of data from the WMAP satellite, a new cosmological picture is emerging. So far, the leading theory about the birth of the universe is the “inflationary universe theory,” a major refinement on the big bang theory. In this theory, our universe may be but one in a multiverse, floating like a bubble in an infinite sea of bubble universes, with new universes being created all the time. A parallel universe may well hover a mere millimeter from our own.

The very idea of parallel universes and the string theory that can explain their existence was once viewed with suspicion by scientists, seen as the province of mystics, charlatans, and cranks. But today, physicists overwhelmingly support string-theory, and its latest iteration, M-theory, as it is this one theory that, if proven correct, would reconcile the four forces of the universe simply and elegantly, and answer the question “What happened before the big bang?”

Already, Kaku explains, the world’s foremost physicists and astronomers are searching for ways to test the theory of the multiverse using highly sophisticated wave detectors, gravity lenses, satellites, and telescopes. The implications of M-theory are fascinating and endless. If parallel worlds do exist, Kaku speculates, in time, perhaps a trillion years or more from now, as appears likely, when our universe grows cold and dark in what scientists describe as a big freeze, advanced civilizations may well find a way to escape our universe in a kind of “inter-dimensional lifeboat.”

An unforgettable journey into black holes and time machines, alternate universes, and multidimensional space, Parallel Worlds gives us a compelling portrait of the revolution sweeping the world of cosmology.

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Sheds new light on discoveries that have revolutionized the field of cosmology and transformed understanding of the universe, offering an explanation of the multiverse M-theory and its implications in terms of the fate of our own universe.

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