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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  • 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...
  • Marie
    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • ☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~  ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣
    Q:Fortunately, predicting the future is pretty easy. People do it all the time. Getting your prediction right is a bit harder, but honestly, does anyone really care? (c)Q:There was a study in 2011 called “Are Talking Heads Blowing Hot Air,”* in which the predictive abilities of twenty-six ...
  • Carlos
    This was such an interesting book, I have to admit that some of the information is a little bit too complex for the average person but the humor imbedded into the book helps the reader to process all the information a little better. There were some amazing ideas explored in the book (such as a eleva...
  • Montzalee Wittmann
    SoonishTen Emerging Technologies That Will Improve and/or Ruin Everythingby Dr. Kelly Weinersmith; Zach WeinersmithThis is a book I requested from NetGalley and the review is voluntary.This book is an informative and fun book to read. Not only does it give the reader ideas for what might be coming a...
  • Sonja Arlow
    Imagine you are at a dinner party and you meet a new person, let’s call him Bob. Now you quickly realise that Bob is super intelligent, and you start having the most interesting conversations. The problem is Bob spits when he talks. Its highly annoying (and unhygienic) and you end up cutting th...
  • Jenna
    "You promised me Mars colonies, and all I got was all of human knowledge indexed and available to everyone on Earth for free." Remember watching "Back to the Future" and thinking we'd have hoverboards and self-tying shoes by now? Does it ever frustrate you that technology doesn't progress FASTER th...

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