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

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

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,...

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Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything Reviews

  • Virginia
    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 great f...
  • Lisa Kucharski
    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... hm...
  • Cristina
    Power couple SMBC cartoonist & Rice University professor pick apart ten burgeoning fields of research: from space elevators, nanorobot swarms, 3D organ printing to brain-computer interfaces... and beyond! It’s no small feat predicting how upcoming technological advancements will play out -- bot...
  • Patrick
    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 ...
  • Kyle Bunkers
    If you enjoy SMBC, then you will enjoy this book. The authors do a good job of injecting their humor into well-done explanations of possible future technologies. They do a very fair job of evaluating what a possible future technology will do, its benefits and possible downsides, and they get a good ...
  • Paula Lyle
    This book is entirely entertaining and funny. Real science with irreverent humor and great stories. I'm not sure that I really got all the science, but that is not the fault of the authors. Very interesting....
  • Paperclippe
    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 fantastic. ...
  • Peter Mcloughlin
    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 that ...
  • Rachel Noel
    I picked this book up because I'm a fan of Zach Weinersmith's web comic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (SMBC). I actually pre-ordered the book because I liked his writing and non-fiction about technology is usually a big win with me. I was not disappointed!The potential technologies brought up in...

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