カク・ミチオが描く未来の精神世界

Suppose a doctor could manipulate your nerve cells, what would happen to your mind? Suppose your dreams were uploaded on the Internet and shared by everybody, how would you feel?

Kaku Michio’s intriguing ideas always boggle my mind, and make me realize that telekinesis, which means you can move something by mental power, is no longer a fantasy. He is really special in showing how cutting-edge technologies will finally allow us to make our dreams come true in the near future. Someday, you may enjoy an illusion by electrical brain stimulation and feel that you have achieved most of the things that once seemed to be impossible.

However, as I mentioned before, experience and knowledge are quite different from each other. Kaku also insists that no matter how much people enjoy the fantasy world in their brains, they will still continue to have a desire to interact with others. For instance, today, people still gather to share their views even though videoconferencing is possible and will save us a lot of time. This means we still want to squirm and sweat under interrogation, since we are social animals. This consciousness is deeply embedded in our DNA because our ancestors confirmed everything in the material world. After reading it, ironically, we just find the ecumenical truth that our happiness lies not in science fiction but in our monotonous hardworking daily lives. I hope you enjoy it.

The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind


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