9781846148996

Soonish

Weinersmith, Zach


Format: Hardback
ISBN13: 9781846148996
Published: October 2017

Price: $49.99

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From a top scientist and the creator of the hugely popular web comic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, a hilarious investigation into future technologies - from how to fling a ship into deep space on the cheap to 3-D organ printing.

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 holdup?

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 and interviews with the scientists who are making these advances happen, 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 10 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.

Details

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN13: 9781846148996
  • Published: October 2017
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Width: 17.5 mm
  • Height: 3 mm
  • Depth: 22.9 mm
  • Publisher: not specified

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