The Future of the Mind Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
The Future of the Mind is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.
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Unimpressed and erroneous
As a neuroscientist, I found this book irritatingly oversimplified and misleading. I do not recommend this. The examples he gives are contrite and overused, and so surface level that some of the ideas he conveys are simply wrong. The part about stem cells, for example, was hard for me to even read. There are hundreds of other books on the brain that provide much more factual analysis and insight without being so hokey and misleading for the average reader. Clearly this man is NOT a biologist and should just stick with physics instead of trying to cherry pick brain facts to suit his own science fiction fantasies. Yes, I believe in many of the predictions he asserts about future brain tech, but his justifications for these are inaccurate and painful for any real biologist to read.
You will learn and think a lot from this book
I don't read a lot, but this book got me in the first page from sampling it. I had to buy it, so don't miss this book. It's a must read
A captivating first half.
By B.H. Vrux
The first half is a skillful, fascinating translation of our current scientific understanding of the brain into an accessible text for the layman.
The second half is a flawed attempt to imagine the future; driven by pointless conjecture and pop culture references instead of carefully thought out scientific predictions.
Future of the mind
Great reading if you want to try and project ahead as much as you look behind. Fascinating stuff!
Future of the mind
By Charlie foreman
Well researched, just look at the Nobel winners acknowledged. Takes just about every discipline that studies the brain/ mind and brings you up to date. A great challenge given the explosion in interest, but meets or exceeds your expectations.
Find out what neurologist have learned. Have an open mind when reading this book.
The Future of the Mind
By David Kirkpatrick
This view of consciousness is about as future as Descartes! It is sad to see a "scientist" locked into such a tight speciesist box that he has to justify human higher intelligence by designing criteria that only a human would find interesting.
His discussion on brain anatomy carefully avoids discussion of other animals that have evolved brains with specialized parts that humans do not posses in order to justify a falsely concieved hierarchy. Skip it!
Probably going to be great
By Me the master of your dreams
Michio Kaku is a great writer. He is able to simplify the content for younger aged individuals. Knowing that, I have high expectations that this book is going to be as amazing as the others.