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Soonish

Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve And/or Ruin Everything

Book - 2017
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What will the world of tomorrow be like? How does progress happen? And why do we not have a lunar colony already? Cartoonist Zach Weinersmith (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal) and researcher Dr. Kelly Weinersmith give us a snapshot of what's coming next, from robot swarms to nuclear-fusion-powered toasters. By weaving their own research, interviews with the scientists who are making these advances happen, and Zach's trademark comics, the Weinersmiths investigate why these technologies are needed, how they would work, and what is standing in their way.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780399563829
0399563822
9780399563836
Branch Call Number: 601.12 Wei
Characteristics: 358 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Weinersmith, Zach 1982-- Author

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JessicaGma Jun 19, 2018

A very humourous and insightful look at near-future technologies from many different aspects. If you're a fan of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, the webcomic, you'll enjoy this quite a lot. It's also entertaining for armchair scientists.

squib Mar 05, 2018

Although the playful tone makes this a light read, the authors seem to be overlooking the social element in the course of looking at these technologies. Mining asteroids is expensive, and you'll need police because valuable things attract crime.

um, that's not really how that works.

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