One of the most fundamental tasks of modern physics is the search for so-called “theory of everything” — a combined physical-mathematical model, describing all known fundamental interactions. Originally this term was used in an ironic key to refer to a variety of generalized theories. Over time, the term stuck in popularization quantum physics to refer to a theory that would unite all four fundamental interactions in nature (gravitational, electromagnetic, strong and weak).
During the twentieth century there have been many “theories of everything”, but none of them could not pass the experimental test, or there are significant difficulties in the organization of experimental validation for some of the candidates. However, according to experts in the field of theoretical physics, the famous popularizer of science, and author of numerous popular science books and publications Michio Kaku, humanity will be able to deduce a “theory of everything” by the year 2100, that is, already after only a few decades.
This week Kaku took part in the event on the portal Reddit, where he offered it to the regulars to ask him any questions. One commenter asked how according to Kaku discovery mankind can make in the next generations. The physicist replied:
“I think in this century (not necessarily in our life time) will be proven the theory of everything”.
By the way, is not the only prediction of the famous popularizer of science about the discoveries that await us in the 21st century. Read more you can read about it in one of our previous articles. Returning to the subject of questions on Reddit, according to Kaku, in the coming decades, we also expect the emergence of brain-computer interfaces that allow for communication between the human brain and the Internet directly, humanity sent to the stars spacecraft, will discover the genes responsible for aging and also detect signals from an alien civilization.
If his predictions are correct, then future humanity will be very interesting.
The physicist also shared his thoughts about who is now on everyone’s lips the hypothesis of a simulation of the Universe — a philosophical position that all reality around you is a computer simulation created by some sverhrazdutoe civilization.
According to Kaku, it will not be capable of any digital computer. Because it would require unimaginable power calculations of the motion of every single molecule of the Universe.
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