Episode-33- You Have No Limits – Physics Of The Impossible Book Review

Tony Teolis/ January 18, 2012/ Preparedness/ 0 comments


What I learned from Physics Of The Impossible 

  • There are three types of civilizations; Type 1 which can harness the energy of an entire planet, type 2 which can harvest the energy of a sun, and type 3 which can harness the energy of an entire galaxy.
  • I learned that our world has not yet achieved type 1 civilization.
  • Precognition or the ability to predict the future is impossible.

What’s really good about this book

  • Whatever you want in life is possible as long as it doesn’t violate the known laws of physics

Physics Of The Impossible is a must read for

  • Anyone who believes too readily in impossibilities.
  • Anyone who challenges themselves when they are told by others that something is impossible.
  • People who are stuck in their belief systems and never venture from the edge of safety.
  • People who help other people in any profession would find this book useful for providing encouragement.

I have said throughout my life if you want to know how to do something there is a book out there waiting for you to read. Today I wish to introduce you to Physics of the impossible by Dr. Michio Kaku.
Albert Einstein once said that if at first an idea does not sound absurd then there is no hope for it.

This quote begins the journey that Dr. Kaku takes you on in order to probe the impossibilities and limits of the known laws of physics. Each and everyday all of us are confronted with fears and convictions that determine how we react to the world around us. In addition, we are bombarded with the fears and convictions of others as they try to influence the reactions we take to the things that life brings us. Of all the BS we have to put up with everyday the most common and limiting BS that we give ourselves and that others give us is “You can’t Do That! It’s Impossible!” If you read Physics of the Impossible you may just stop thinking about limits and begin to grow to your full potential. Too often I have been told I can’t do something or I’ve told myself that. However, thank goodness for my Western Pennsylvanian stubbornness and the United States Army. If it wasn’t for those two things I never would have travelled the world and experienced what it means to push the limits.

I learned the hard way that if there was something I wanted in life and it didn’t violate the know laws of physics then it was absolutely possible. Physics of the impossible reassured that line of thinking and took it to a new level.

One of the important things I learned from Physics of the impossible is that there are three types of civilizations. Type 1 which can harness the energy of an entire planet, type 2 which can harvest the energy of a sun, and type 3 which can harness the energy of an entire galaxy.

I learned that our world has not yet achieved type 1 civilization. We’re barely surviving as we balance between destroying the earth and making the best of its resources. There are a lot of possibilities for humankind if we can make it past being a type 1 civilization. But that could still take a thousand years or more.

The most interesting thing I learned from physics of the impossible was that precognition or the ability to predict the future is impossible. In fact if it ever became possible to predict the future then the known laws of physics would have to be rewritten because such an act would violate causality or better known as the laws of cause and effect.

What I think is really good about this book is that after you read it you will have knowledge that whatever you want in life is possible as long as it doesn’t violate the known laws of physics.
The manner in which Dr. Kaku explains the possibility of invisibility and teleportation and the impossibility of perpetual motion machines is calm, logical, and thought provoking.

Physics of the impossible will not only prove that what you want out of life is not only possible but it will encourage you to make plans. At the same time you will be well prepared to excel in discussions about which inventions on Star Trek are really impossible and which are not only possible but probable in humankind’s future.

This book is for anyone who believes too readily in impossibilities. It’s also for anyone who challenges themselves when they are told by others that something is impossible. This book is for people who are stuck in their belief systems and never venture from the edge of safety. Anyone who helps other people in any profession would find this book useful for providing encouragement.
This book is available for $9 and would make a great gift for fans of science fiction, scientists young and old and anyone interested in humankind’s possible futures. A link to the book can be found in the show notes and book list at todolisthome.com.

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