"The key to understanding the future, is to grasp the fundamental laws of nature and then apply them to the inventions, machines, and therapies that will redefine our civilization far into the future." - Michio Kaku
1. We don’t yet fully understand any may never fully understand (in our lifetimes) the entirety of the ‘fundamental laws of nature.’ Because of this, we must assume that our contributions to the future are extremely limited and we must continue to search for answers outside of our rational selves.
As such, the evolution of the meaning behind ‘the fundamental laws of nature’ should be considered in the following perspectives:
- Understanding that today’s forms of measurement are limited and thus, determine what we are able and not able to discover
- Constantly testing and finding new forms of scientific measurement quantitatively but most importantly, qualitatively…as well as the combination of the two
- Ask ourselves how newer ‘laws of nature’ will change human value systems today and in the future
- Continue researching and testing concepts in fringe science
2. …inventions, machines, and therapies. What this statement does not address are the social and metaphysical aspects of human life and our spiritual contribution to the laws of nature. It boils down to the energetic yin & yang, the masculine vs the feminine and reminds us to find a balance between the two in order to thrive.
3. This statement also fails to recognize that the theory of everything (Kaku introduces the theory of everything earlier in his text) includes…quite literally…everything – everything as connected entities that contribute to a whole…a sum of its parts. This goes far beyond economic growth models that thrive on new inventions, machines, and therapies and suggests a model of growth driven by technology that is combined with spirituality, holistic living, community, and giving back.
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