GS03 The Future of the Mind
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM PT
Thursday, October 27
In this fascinating keynote based on his newest book, The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind, Dr. Michio Kaku illustrates the stunning breakthroughs being made in neuroscience, which are finally beginning to unravel the mysteries of the most complex object in the known universe: the human brain. Dr. Kaku takes audiences on a grand tour of what the future might hold, explaining how the brain functions, how technologies will change our daily lives, and what implications these changes present for the future of learning. He will present a radically new way to think about “consciousness” and provide fresh insights into mental illness, artificial intelligence, and alien consciousness. Now, learn how what was once solely thought of as science fiction has become a startling reality.
Renowned Physicist, Co-Founder of String Theory
One of the world’s most widely recognized figures in the field of science, Dr. Michio Kaku looks to the future to predict trends affecting business, commerce, finance, and technology. Dr. Kaku is a theoretical physicist, best-selling author, and popularizer of science. As the co-founder of string field theory (a branch of string theory), he continues Einstein’s search to unite the four fundamental forces of nature into one unified theory that will summarize all the physical laws of the universe. The author of numerous international bestsellers, Kaku’s latest is The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind (February 2014), in which he gives an authoritative and compelling look at the astonishing research being done in top laboratories around the world—all based on the latest advancements in neuroscience and physics. Kaku takes us on a grand tour of what the future might hold, giving us not only a solid sense of how the brain functions but also how these technologies will change our daily lives. Kaku has appeared frequently on Discovery, BBC, ABC, CBS, Science Channel, and CNN, has been featured in the documentary Me & Isaac Newton and the BBC’s recent series on time, and has written for many popular science publications including Discover, Wired, and New Scientist.