Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku (25)

1 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2007-06-11 19:59 ID:AyU3vRwn

Theoretical physicist and 2057 host Michio Kaku speculates on the future of civilization.


2 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2007-06-12 20:10 ID:j+Zz3FjF

just watch it emos.

3 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2007-06-12 20:57 ID:zkMgll0r


Does this mean everyone turns obese? Not more people starving?

4 Name: Dr. Wallace Breen : 2007-06-14 14:45 ID:Vqc+1rFK

Our Benefactors wish to help us rise from a Type 0 civilization, directly to a Type 4 civilization.

5 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2007-06-15 03:14 ID:KYffaAMk

Wait, I thought Type 3 was the highest. Is Type 4 an XXL version of Type 3?

6 Name: Dr. Wallace Breen : 2007-06-15 14:34 ID:FC9l8U17

The Universal Union spans multiple universes.

7 Name: sage : 2007-06-16 21:00 ID:IjXB8DW9

anyone who lives in the west turns this way? man. I better stay away.

8 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2007-06-17 03:37 ID:KYffaAMk

just stay away from junk food and you'll be fine...

9 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2007-06-17 23:07 ID:jkBz1nzl

I was in the same 7th grade english class as this guy's niece.
She was hot, IIRC.

10 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2007-06-23 00:42 ID:MtzS4irE


So the Terrorst hate us 'cause we're trying to be a type 1 civ. Why does this sound like Neocon copy pasta? "They hate us 'cause we're Free" is not going to do much good. Neither is this fiction. We have to figure out the real reasons that they're hating us, not make up nice little fictions.

Does this guy really think Bin Laden knows what a type 1 civ is? Maybe Bin Laden watched 2001 in his little cave?

11 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2007-06-24 21:28 ID:Heaven

12 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2007-06-24 22:24 ID:8iyrgl+W

He sure has... Interesting ideas. Too bad they seem to be based more on Sci-fi movies and Dr. Who novels than on actual scientific fact.

13 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2007-06-24 22:29 ID:8iyrgl+W

He sure has... Interesting ideas. Too bad they seem to be based more on Sci-fi movies and Dr. Who novels than on actual scientific fact.

14 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2007-07-16 12:56 ID:RDpKZeYJ

Why do the Japanese think everyone will be white in the future. It's like an obsession of their's.

15 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2007-07-20 15:16 ID:Heaven

Michio Kaku is American.

16 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2007-07-24 15:44 ID:Heaven


17 Name: Anonymous07 : 2007-09-09 04:17 ID:3WWXExp6

Theoretical physicist are failed physicist trying to sell some hot air to the press.

18 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2007-09-13 22:12 ID:sy9LagyL


19 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2008-01-10 23:53 ID:Bzw7qcQ5

Actually, this is just expanding on the same kind of thing Carl Sagan talked about. Catch "Cosmos" on the Science Channel.

And most astrobiologists deny most of the things that make plot points possible in Doctor Who or Star Trek.

  • War between interstellar civilizations would be rare, since they would almost always be incredibly one-sided if they were to occur. One side would be thousands of years ahead of the other in technology and tactics.
  • Life that evolves on another planet is likely to be completely different from life on Earth, even if it's also based on DNA replication and a similar set of amino acids. They won't look like humans with latex make-up. Not only might they not breathe oxygen, but they might also have wildly different tolerances for gravity, air pressure, temperature, radiation levels, visible light levels and wavelengths, and bacteria. So banging hot alien women and having hybrid children with them won't be possible.
  • Most scientists who talk about this sort of thing agree that we'll only advance through the "types" of civilization as we start expending our resources. So we don't start building space arks or Dyson spheres until we get desperate.

This doesn't mean this video is an accurate prediction, but it's an interesting conjecture.

20 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2008-01-29 01:24 ID:EmZ9v8KE

"astrobiologists?" Is that really a field of study? If so, what is the object of their observation?

21 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2008-01-30 03:40 ID:Heaven

i suppose so, but it seems largely theoretical and philosophical
i dont think you can get a degree in it or anything

22 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2008-02-06 18:20 ID:Heaven

No, but you can write and sell lots of books about it.

23 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2008-02-08 09:42 ID:00pW4FFu

Well we (The Astrobiologist Community) are involved in all fields of biology, but we've zazzed it up by doing it all from Space! That's right, why study normal organisms when you can study normal organisms from space!

the exciting field of Astrobiology is world of wonders! from space!

24 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2008-02-09 05:08 ID:EmZ9v8KE

>>23 is reading it aloud and trying to get a cool reverb-effect on the "FROM SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE" part.

25 Name: an0n : 2008-02-12 17:44 ID:wSJDpU+9

I haz one of hiz books

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