So, I've been inspired by shows like Fringe, games like Deus Ex and Halo, and movies like Robo Cop, The Machine, Eva, and Blade Runner. My interests would fall into the categories of things like neuroscience, biological engineering, nanotechnology, bionics, AI, body-computer interfaces, etc.-- all more future-centric areas of science. A book I've been reading as sort of a starting point is "Visions" by Michio Kaku, the purpose of which is to give the reader a basic education on the significance of the computer, molecular, and quantum revolutions. A good deal of the book is stuff that's already happened or probably already happened, some of it stuff I already know. There's also a lot of good information that I didn't know about till now. It seems that Kaku is the only scientist I know of that talks about things in science that I actually care about/ want to see, while making them just barely tangible enough for a toddler scientist to understand. (I wish he went more in-depth with various topics, but I guess I'll just have to do other research...and I will admit that a few of his explanations leave me with a bit more questions than answers) Thus, I'm trying to decide which of his books to buy next. Based on reviews I've read, the books "Physics of the Future" is good, "Future of the Mind" is good, and "The Physics of the Impossible" is good. I've also heard good things about "Hyperspace". However, none of the reviewers seem to have a scientific background (I have no way of knowing). Thus I google more authoritative websites, and come here. What I've read so far is that few people on this website like Michio Kaku's methods, and that's kind of something to make note of. There's also a subtly scathing letter written by a supposed "experimental nuclear physicist" PHD. Well, I'm not sure who to believe. I just want someone who can clearly explain to me what I need to know. PF users, could you give me a hand? THIS IS NOT A KAKU BASHING THREAD!! IT'S NOT PRODUCTIVE!