Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything by Kelly Weinersmith

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Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything Read Online Free - What will the world of tomorrow be like? How does progress happen? And why do we not have a lunar colony already? What is the hold-up?

In this smart and funny book, celebrated cartoonist Zach Weinersmith and noted 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.

New technologies are almost never the work of isolated geniuses with a neat idea. A given future technology may need any number of intermediate technologies to develop first, and many of these critical advances may appear to be irrelevant when they are first discovered. The journey to progress is full of strange detours and blind alleys that tell us so much about the human mind and the march of civilization.

To this end, SOONISH investigates ten different emerging fields, from programmable matter to augmented reality, from space elevators to robotic construction, to show us the amazing world we will have, you know, soonish.

Title : Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything
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ISBN : 0399563822
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 358 pages


Marie rated it ★★★★☆

January 28, 2018

This book delves into technological realms that the authors feel could see gigantic leaps in our access to and use of in the future.  This novel was written by husband and wife pair, the former, a cartoonist and the latter, a noted Rice University Researcher.  They interviewed many scientists acr...

Paperclippe rated it ★★★★★

October 31, 2017

If you're a citizen of the internet, you've seen Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. Trust me, you have. If you think you haven't, go google "Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal," and then be like, "Oh yeah, that," and then come back to this review. So, Zach and Kelly wrote a book. Pals, it's fantasti...

Virginia rated it ★★★★★

April 20, 2017

This is a really fun collection of ten technologies currently in R&D. The Weinersmiths combine fact and humor to create a book that's so informative and silly you'll want to read it again and again. Zach Weinersmith is the creator of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, a popular geek webcomic...

Patrick rated it ★★☆☆☆

October 29, 2017

I was bamboozled. I read a fantastic book called “Filmish” which uses a comic-book format to discuss the history of cinema. When I saw a book called “Soonish”, which promised “a hilariously illustrated investigation into future technologies”, I imagined a science-focused “Filmish”. This was not that...

Jose rated it ★★★★☆

January 10, 2018

It is about a indeterminate but near in time future,it extrapoles but not too much already existing technologies ,for in some way depict the world of tomorrow,mainly in the biological,medical,astronautic and information and comunication tecnologies,all with its advantages and dangers,the book als...

Meow rated it ★★★★☆

February 07, 2018

I’d been wanting to read this book since I first heard about it and finally got my hands on a copy. It was well worth keeping it at the top of my “wanna read desperately” books. This husband and wife team have put together an amazing thing here. Each chapter really reads like a short story. All yo...

Sintija rated it ★★★★★

December 17, 2017

"Soonish" ir grāmata, kurā autori zinātniski asprātīgā veidā pastāsta par 10 šobrīd aktuālām tehnoloģiju tendencēm, kas, iespējams, jau drīz mainīs vai vismaz ietekmēs mūsu ikdienu. No Visuma izpētes līdz iedzimtu slimību izskaušanai - tik plaša ir grāmatas tematika. Lai lasīšana būtu aizraujošāk...

Lisa rated it ★★★★☆

May 04, 2017

Enjoyed the book and the humor involved. It's nice to see what different people are seeing as the "on the horizon" tech. It's written with humor but also explains the reality of where things are and how far they are from happening be it, costly to well... we haven't worked out all the bugs yet......

Peter rated it ★★★★☆

November 06, 2017

I had problems with the layout and illustrations but that may have to do with the way I approach books. fairly good on the science with one misstep. i think she underestimates the prospects for quantum computing which might be on the verge of taking off as I write. Anyway not a book for me but th...

Matty-Swytla rated it ★★★☆☆

December 25, 2017

Well, this is a good book for people who know very little about latest technologies and developing scientific fields, but it may fall a little short for those who know more. It's still a good overview of most promising technologies and I'd recommend it, but somehow I expected a little more. I und...

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