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Soonish : ten emerging technologies that'll improve and/or ruin everything / Kelly and Zach Weinersmith.

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Item details

  • ISBN: 9780399563829
  • ISBN: 0399563822
  • Physical Description: 358 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2017.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-349) and index.
Contents: Introduction: Soonish: emphasis on the ish -- Section 1: The universe, soonish -- Cheap access to space: the final frontier is too damn expensive -- Asteroid mining: rummaging through the solar system's junkyard -- Section 2: Stuff, soonish -- Fusion power: it powers the Sun, and that's nice, but can it run my toaster? -- Programmable matter: what is all of your stuff could be any of your stuff? -- Robotic construction: build me a rumpus room, metal servant! -- Augmented reality: an alternative to fixing reality -- Synthetic biology: kind of like Frankenstein, except the monster spends the whole book dutifully making medicine and industrial inputs -- Section 3: You, soonish -- Precision medicine: everything that's wrong with you, in particular--a statistical approach -- Bioprinting: why stop at seven margaritas when you can just print a new liver? -- Brain-computer interfaces: because after four billion years of evolution you still can't remember where you put your car keys -- Conclusion: less soonisher, or The graveyard of lost chapters.
Summary, etc.: "In this smart and funny book, celebrated cartoonist Zach Weinersmith give us a snapshot of what's coming next -- from robot swarms to nuclear-fusion-powered toasters. By weaving together 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." -- From book jacket.
Subject: Technological forecasting > Popular works.
Technological forecasting > Pictorial works.
Technological forecasting > Humor.
Genre: Illustrated works.
Humor.

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