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Hyperspace
Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension | Michio Kaku
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Already thoroughly familiar to the seasoned science fiction fan, Hyperspace is that realm which enables a spaceship captain to take his ship on a physics-defying shortcut (or "wormhole") to the outer shores of the Galaxy in less time than it takes a 747 to fly from New York to Tokyo. But in the past few years, physicists on the cutting edge of science have found that a 10-dimensional Hyperspace may actually exist, albeit at a scale almost too small to comprehend, smaller even than a quark; and that in spite of its tiny size, it may be the basis on which all the forces of nature will be united. This is the first book for a general audience on one of the latest, most exciting developments in modern science. In the past several years, theoretical physiciststhe author among themhave discovered that the universe exists not merely in the four spacetime dimensions (3 of space + one of time) with which Einstein made us familiar, but rather as a ten-dimensional Hyperspace. Once the domain of the science fiction writer or the occultist, Hyperspace has recently been shown to be the only kind of space in which the laws of modern physics can be satisfactorily explained. Amazingly enough, many of the phenomena whose explanations have stymied 20th century physicists and cosmologists can now be perfectly clarified by using the ten dimensions of Hyperspace. Most importantly, Einstein's unfulfilled dream, the work on which he spent the last several decades of his life in vainthe unification of all the forces of naturenow sits waiting on the ten-dimensional doorstep of modern theoretical physicists. Michio Kakutheoretical high-energy physicist, author, radio talkshow host, and nuclear disarmament activistis one of the pioneers in the field of String Theory, which states that the basic constituents of our universe are not quarks or protons or electrons, but much smaller entities called "strings" or "superstrings", which vibratelike violin stringsin 10 dimensional Hyperspace, and whose vibrations in different resonances are manifested in the elementary particles. In his book, Kaku takes the reader on a ride through Hyperspace to the edge of physics. On the way he gives crystal clear explanations of such formidable mathematical concepts as non-Euclidean Geometry, Kaluza-Klein Theory, and Supergravity, the everyday tools of the string theorist. Utilizing fascinating and often hilarious anecdotes from history, from art, and from science fiction, Kaku shows us that writers and artistsin addition to scientistshave been fascinated by multidimensional space for over a century. In fact, many of the weird effects created by such famous artists as Dali and Picasso can be explained and more appreciated with an eye on the fourth spatial dimension. Finally, Kaku shows us why the ability to master Hyperspace may be our only salvation from destruction at the end of space-time. This lively yet authoritative book is spiced with many whimsical illustrations in a style reminiscent of the late science writer George Gamow.
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SleepyDragon
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1. Olive green/earthtones
2. Bill Nye Saves the World
3. 🔝
4. Depends on the kind of burger
5. Stuff around the house, hopefully finally getting to see Solo, Mass, hopefully read some
6. 💜💛💟
#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

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SleepyDragon
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Pickpick

Kaku makes mention of many science fiction books and short stories that I now want to find and read. Treasure hunt!

My Goodreads review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1979663879

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SleepyDragon
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"If that is true, then we are abusing technology and the environment as if we will live forever, unaware of the catastrophes that lie in the future."

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SleepyDragon
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When I read books like this, I tend to keep a pencil nearby and underline as I read. (But not in borrowed books, of course.) My kids have seen me do this, and my 22 month old son decided to help me out while I was distracted by his twin sister causing mischief of her own. This is his first artwork, so I guess I have to keep this book now as a keepsake of parenthood. 🤓👍❤✏📚👫💖

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SleepyDragon
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"Magic is any sufficiently advanced technology." Arthur C. Clark

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SleepyDragon
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"Scientific revolutions, almost by definition, defy common sense.
If all our common-sense notions about the universe were correct, then science would have solved the secrets of the universe thousands of years ago. The purpose of science is to peel back the layer of the appearance of objects to reveal their underlying nature. In fact, if appearance and essence were the same thing, there would be no need for science."

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safehaven
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Some gorgeous Christmas presents from my favorite people 💛🎄

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Readytogo
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Doesn't it look like a scene from H2G2?

"Ladies and gentlemen, the Universe as we know it has now been in existence for over one hundred and seventy thousand million billion years and will be ending in a little over half an hour. So, welcome one and all to Milliways, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe!"

Oh boy, is this Michio Kaku making a reference to H2G2? ? I'm pretty sure it is!!

@todd @jeff

??‍♂️ #H2G2 #michiokaku