Union League Club of Chicago

The Authors Group welcomes superstar scientist Dr. Michio Kaku to discuss his new book The Future of Humanity at the Union League Club on February 26, 2018.

The #1 bestselling author of The Future of the Mind traverses the frontiers of astrophysics, artificial intelligence, and technology to offer a stunning vision of man's future in space, from settling Mars to traveling to distant galaxies.

Formerly the domain of fiction, moving human civilization to the stars is increasingly becoming a scientific possibility--and a necessity. Whether in the near future due to climate change and the depletion of finite resources, or in the distant future due to catastrophic cosmological events, we must face the reality that humans will one day need to leave planet Earth to survive as a species. World-renowned physicist and futurist Michio Kaku explores in rich, intimate detail the process by which humanity may gradually move away from the planet and develop a sustainable civilization in outer space. He reveals how cutting-edge developments in robotics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology may allow us to terraform and build habitable cities on Mars. He then takes us beyond the solar system to nearby stars, which may soon be reached by nanoships traveling on laser beams at near the speed of light. Finally, he brings us beyond our galaxy, and even beyond our universe, to the possibility of immortality, showing us how humans may someday be able to leave our bodies entirely and laser port to new havens in space. With irrepressible enthusiasm and wonder, Dr. Kaku takes readers on a fascinating journey to a future in which humanity may finally fulfill its long-awaited destiny among the stars.

Michio Kaku is the co-founder of String Field Theory and is the author of international best-selling books such as Hyperspace, Visions, and Beyond Einstein. Mr. Kaku’s YouTube videos have more than 2,600,000 views. Michio Kaku is the Henry Semat Professor in Theoretical Physics at the City University of New York. He is the science correspondent for CBS This Morning and host of the radio programs Science Fantastic and Exploration.

The event begins with an 11:30 a.m. reception followed by lunch and the program at noon. If you or your guests have any dietary restrictions (i.e. vegetarian, food allergies, and gluten free) please contact Club Services at the Union League Club of Chicago at (800) 443-0578 or ClubServices@ulcc.org. Books for signing will be available for purchase on site from The Book Stall

Please respect the Union League Club’s dress code policy which requires business appropriate attire for this event. No denim allowed. Guests not adhering to the dress code can be turned away from the event.

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Event Information

Cost: $45.00


12:30PM - 2:30PM Mon 26 Feb 2018 ( Timezone: Central )


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65 Jackson Boulevard
Chicago , IL 60604 USA

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Event Contact
Elizabeth Bleakley, 2002 Booth MBA