Archivos de diciembre,2011
Full 90 Minute Program: Stuff happens. The weather forecast says it’s sunny, but you just got drenched. You got a flu shot—but you’re sick in bed with the flu. Your best friend from Boston met your other best friend from San Francisco. Coincidentally. What are the odds? Risk, probability, chance, coincidence—they play a significant role in the way we make decisions about health, education, relationships, and money. But where does this data come from and what does it really mean? How does the brain find patterns and where can these patterns take us? When should we ditch the data and go with our gut? Join us in a captivating discussion that will demystify the chancy side of life.
From envying comic book characters to pondering extra dimensions while staring at fish, Dr. Michio Kaku recounts the experiences that made him one of the world's most colorful scientists.
Propelling a spaceship with photons would be like trying to energize a spaceship with a flashlight.
In the 1999 film "The Matrix," characters could simply learn a new set of skills by uploading a program into their brains. When (if ever) will we be able to that in real life?
Einstein believed that free will was just an illusion, and that awareness of this lack kept him from taking himself and others too seriously. But Einstein was plain wrong, says Dr. Kaku.
The physicist scoffed at the idea of quantum entanglement, calling it "spooky action at a distance." And while it has in fact been proven to exist, this entanglement can't be used to transmit any usable information.
The physicist sees two major trends in the world today: the first is toward a multicultural, scientific, tolerant society; the other, as evidenced by terrorism, is fundamentalist and monocultural. Whichever one wins out will determine the fate of man
El físico Michio Kaku considera que hay dos grandes tendencias en el mundo actual: la primera es hacia una sociedad multicultural, la sociedad científica, tolerante, y el otro, como lo demuestra el terrorismo, es fundamentalista y monocultural. Cualquiera que sea la gana uno determinará el destino del hombre