Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Mind-Blowing Awesome - Michio Kaku, String Theory, and The Universe

I've recently been introduced to some of Micho Kaku's videos, and I have to say I have been really impressed with the talks he gives on various topics from physics to religion, and much more.

He talks in a manner that can easily be understood by the average viewer, and does not speak condescendingly towards his audience.  Instead, he cracks a lot of jokes, makes it actually interesting to watch.  His genius is layered in the topics in which he speaks about, and there are some things I find unsettling about his predictions on the future, but on the whole it is still extremely interesting.


If you watch the Big Bang Theory, and are wondering who came up with String Theory, the developing theory in particle physics that attempts to reconcile quantum mechanics and general relativity, it *edit* was popularized by him and has injected a lot of credibility on the subject.
I'll be writing more awesome (and more original) posts in the near future, Uni has been busy as hell, but also make sure to check out my other blogs, i'll update as often as I can =)




Very interesting video that talks about type 0 - type 4 civilizations.  Very mind-opening topic, part of the 1hr lecture he gave, if you have time, its very interesting, just skip the stupid jokes he makes in the beginning.





Another very interesting video, talks about Aliens, the possiblity of close-encounter, and more





Last video for today, on the future of cars, also very interesting

48 comments:

Biff Tanner said...

This is great thanks, and keep up the good work.
Cheers

deltree2 said...

this guy is a genious i love him

Swift Love said...

you've got some good insight in this post :)

Aeacus.Warden said...

nice info.

nick said...

great post

-ITW- said...

I like your blend of articles, I'll be checking back soon.

These theories are always amazing to hear, but the amount of chaos that comes with it is ridiculous.

Flav said...

Is he the new Stephen Hawkins? I really enjoyed this. Really puts the Universe into perspective..

Leon Kennedy said...

Gotta love the far-out deep thinkers

Tweeks Coffee said...

Great post! Following your blog!

Stav88os said...

Interesting!:)

RJ said...

In my Astronomy classes this guy would be in nearly every documentary we'd watch. Really does a well job of explaining these theories.

Rorschach Redemption said...

This man is the whole reason Discovery Channel makes any money.

Brunix said...

That was really thought provoking. I hope I live long enough to see us change to a type 1 civilization and I really hope we succeed.

3rd_Shift_Clerk said...

I've always loved this guy. He does have some very good thoughts. But I swear I thought he was going to say the internet was tubes in the first video. I must be demented.

MacPCharmony said...

that's a unique perspective on it!

Splash87 said...

This guy is great, I have seen him a lot on Discovery.

Naj said...

he's not the one who came up with string theories, he's one of the pioneer of it.

btw, he is also considered as one of the "ROCK STAR OF SCIENCE".

Eferhilda said...

He is like my new hero. Thank you for turning me on to this guy.

PlantPictures265 said...

Eh, it's pretty good. I'm starting to see this guy as a sell out though.

Gansita said...

I've heard about this man. His mouth is full of knowledge, I'm watching these videos, thanks!

anontcotrol said...

Bit of a sellout but good guy anyway :)

mast3rcloak said...

seriously love kaku, sagan, etc.
imagine the possibilities if einstein was still alive.

Willow said...

Holy crap, most everything he said went over my head.....

bestofyoutube said...

very wise. deserves a second listen

nhblogger said...

See his stuff on the Science Channel all the time and its always great to watch. Always informative and entertaining, awesome post!

-NH

Janus Kane said...

Great update today mate, I've always like his work in the past. It was a nice refresher, and I need something to watch while I'm on the nightshift ;)

-JKane

zG Chris said...

Watched all these. Michio Kaku is amazing!

thecatzpajamas said...

he's a very intelligent man

Nikola Begedin said...

I like listening to the guy, but I don't like how he speaks about some things with to much certainty. Not very scientific if you ask me.

JillDine said...

if he is right and if he can prove the theory...it would be pretty amazing.

Per S said...

Wow, I never heard of him before, but this gives me alot of respect for this man.

ShredGuitar said...

Amazing!

tonyman33 said...

Inspirational genious

richie said...

Very interesting, he has pretty cool theories.!

Circlemaker said...

i can't imagine strings. it's too heavy for my brain

momo said...

thanks!

MRanthrope said...

this dude rules so hard. I love the clips where they show him ice skating in the city all chill before he explains how black holes can destroy our existence. ha.

Hidden Blogger said...

Yep, my mind was blown.

Joebloggs said...

Very interesting post

zman said...

really interesting

Quinn Electronics said...

smart dude

The Coolest Person In the World - Jack said...

michio is awesome. i love watching him on science channel

The Square Circle said...

I recognize this guy. I'll get back to these...

Mr.Lantel said...

Holy crap good sir, I actually learned something and have impressed people today. Thank you

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nick said...

great post

the grim said...

that's very interesting, can't wait till(if) we become type 1 civilization...

Adamantium said...

I love Kaku! He is my technology newsfeed.

Mez said...

pure genius

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