Evolution of Sciences and Technoligies

(or Evolution of Technoligies)


Old Course Name :

( Global Technology Revolution:Visions )




Course Info


Discussion Eng

Discussion-2 Twn

Discussion-3 Eng

Discussion 3a Twn

Discussion 4 Eng


106-2 mid-term

Hints for 106-2 mid-term

Answers outline for 105-2 final

Hints for 105-2 final

Hints for 105-2 mid-term

Answer outline of 104-2 final exam

Hints for 104-2 final exam


Hints for 104-2 mid-term exam

Hints for 101-1 final exam

Somre refernce answers for 101-1 mid-term exam

Hints for 101-1 mid-term exam

Reference answers for 100-2 final exam

Hints for 100-2 final exam

Reference answers to 100-2 mid-term exam

Hists for 100-2 mid-term exam

Exam 99-2 final with example answers

Exam 99-2_mid-term

Exam hints for 99-2mid-term (April 2011)

Exam hints from previous semesters

Hints for this coming mid-term exam

Reference answers for mid-term exam

New Hints for this coming final exam

Reference answers for final exam





Textbook Cover

Sub-section titles

New ! on-line book 'Visions by M. Kaku" : TKU e-Library Link (TKU IP requireded)

Chapter One from Amazon



Visions of the Future Homepage

Visions_TV [.flv format] (Scoure : http://tw.youtube.com/user/Zuke696 ) FLY_Player


DNA form the begining


Bio-revolution background information


DNA Era PTV Narration Script Episodes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

( from [ DNA 時代 公視文字稿 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ] )

Japanese NHK Link (NHK, Amazon.jp)

DNA Era film clip and translated text links 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

DNA Era discussion notes (English)


Life of Proteins
(The recent progress of protein reasearch after "DNA Era" series)

Nano-materials and nano-technologies
(by Prof Ming-Hsien Lee, not yet translated)



Kaku book-promotion talks

We're Entering the 4th Great Era of Science | Dr. Michio Kaku | Google Zeitgeist - YouTube

Dr, Mihcio Kaku talks about his book" "Visions" - YouTube

Dr, Mihcio Kaku talks about his book" "Visions" - YouTube

The Physics of the Future - Michio Kaku - YouTube

"The World in 2030" by Dr. Michio Kaku - YouTube

Michio Kaku: Humanity in Space - YouTube



Futurescape with James Woods

Futurescape (2013) Season 1 Episode 3

Futurescape (2013) Season 1 Episode 4

Futurescape (2013) Season 1 Episode 5

Futurescape (2013) Season 1 Episode 6





Google search PBS DNA (longer than 20 min)

DNA - Episode 1 of 5: The Secret of Life - PBS Documentary

DNA - Episode 2 of 5 - Playing.God - PBS Documentary

DNA - Episode 3 of 5 - The Human Race - PBS Documentary

DNA - Episode 4 of 5 - Curing.Cancer - PBS Documentary

DNA - Episode 5 of 5 - Pandora's Box - PBS Documentary





Want to know more about the questions and possibilities raised by Michio Kaku's series Visions of the Future? Here are just some of the books and websites which cover the fascinating ground covered by the series. Please note that the following list is by no means exhaustive.



GARREAU, Joel - Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies - And What It Means to Be Human (Doubleday Books, 2005)

GREENFIELD, Susan - Tomorrow's People: How 21st Century Technology Is Changing the Way We Think and Feel (Allen Lane, 2003)

KAKU, Michio - Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century (Oxford University Press, revised edition, 1999)


BROOKS, Rodney A - Flesh and Machines: How Robots Will Change Us (Vintage Books USA, 2003 (First published as Robot: The Future of Flesh and Machines, Allen Lane 2002)

CLARK, Andy - Natural-Born Cyborgs: Minds, Technologies, and the Future of Human Intelligence (Oxford University Press, 2003)

MINSKY, Marvin - The Emotion Machine: Commonsense Thinking, Artificial Intelligence, and the Future of the Human Mind (Simon & Schuster, 2006)

MORAVEC, Hans - Robot: Mere Machine to Transcendent Mind (Oxford University Press, 1998)

PICARD, Rosalind W - Affective Computing (The MIT Press, 2000, 2nd, revised edition)


APPLEYARD, Bryan - How to Live Forever or Die Trying: On the New Immortality (Simon & Schuster, 2007)

BAILEY, Ronald - Liberation Biology: The Scientific and Moral Case for the Biotech Revolution (Prometheus Books, 2005)

CURRAN, Brendan - A Terrible Beauty Is Born: Genes, Cloning and the Future of Mankind (Taylor & Francis, 2003)

NAAM, Ramez - More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement (Broadway Books, 2005)

OLSHANSKY, S Jay & CARNES, Bruce A - The Quest for Immortality: Science at the Frontiers of Aging (W W Norton & Co Ltd, 2002)

STOCK, Gregory - Redesigning Humans (Profile Books, 2002)


DREXLER, Eric K - Engines of Creation (Fourth Estate, revised edition, 1996)

HALL, John Storrs - Nanofuture: What's Next for Nanotechnology (Prometheus Books, 2005)

JONES, Richard A L - Soft Machines: Nanotechnology and Life (Oxford University Press, 2002)

KRONE, Bob - Beyond Earth: The Future of Humans in Space (Apogee Books, 2006)

RATNER, Mark, and RATNER, Daniel - Nanotechnology: Gentle Introduction to the Next Big Idea (Prentice Hall, 2002)


BROCKMAN, John - The Next Fifty Years: Science in the First Half of the Twenty First Century (Phoenix, new edition, 2003)

BRODERICK, Damien - The Spike: How Our Lives Are Being Transformed by Rapidly Advancing Technologies (Tom Doherty Associates, 2001)

KURZWEIL, Ray - The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology (Penguin Books, 2006)

MARTIN, James - The Meaning of the 21st Century: A Vital Blueprint for Ensuring Our Future (Eden Project Books, new edition, 2007)

MASON, Colin - A Short History of the Future: Surviving the 2030 Spike (Earthscan, 2nd revised edition, 2006)

MULHALL, Douglas - Our Molecular Future: How Nanotechnology, Robotics, Genetics and Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Our World (Prometheus Books, 2002)

REES, Martin - Our Final Century: Will the Human Race Survive the Twenty-First Century? (Arrow Books, revised edition, 2004)


Official site for Dr Michio Kaku

Stimulating contributions from scientists and other thinkers

Institute for the Future, California

Ray Kurzweil's website: futurism and the "singularity"

The James Martin 21st Century School, Oxford University

The Science Museum's in-depth guide

More forecasts for the future

Take part in the planning of all our futures

DNA at 50
In-depth site from 2003 marking
50 years since the discovery of DNA


The BBC is not responsible for the content of external websites


Impact of Technologies


Inconvenient Trues


Inconvenient Trues (HBO) - 92 min


The Ascent of Man (BBC)

suggested extra film watch list

Disk 1. Lower than angels (species);  Harvest of the seasons (life / culture) --
Disk 2. Grain in the stone (architechure); The hidden structure (tools) ; Music of the spheres (Math) --
Disk 3. Starry messenger (Science) ; Majestic clockwork (Physics) ; Drive for power (Inductry) --
Disk 4. Ladder of creation (Evolution) ; World within world (Atom) ; Knowledge or certainty (Quantum) --
Disk 5. Generation upon generation (Gene) ; Long childhood (Mind)

Green : related to Quantum Revolution; Pink : Biotech Revolution ; Red : Computer and Brain Science



Film List


TED : Kevin Kelly on the next 5,000 days of the web



The Island



Restriction enzyme




Epigenetics and the influence of our genes | Courtney Griffins | TEDxOU




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