Soonish : ten emerging technologies that'll improve and/or ruin everything
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New York : Penguin Press, 2017.
ISBN
9780399563829, 0399563822
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1110L
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1110L
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Villa Park Public Library - Nonfiction
601.12 WEI
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358 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Language
English
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1110

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-349) and index.
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"From a top scientist and the creator of the hugely popular web comic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, a hilariously illustrated investigation into future technologies--from how to fling a ship into deep space on the cheap to 3D 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, 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."--Jacket.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Weinersmith, K., & Weinersmith, Z. (2017). Soonish: ten emerging technologies that'll improve and/or ruin everything. New York: Penguin Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Weinersmith, Kelly and Zach Weinersmith. 2017. Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve And/or Ruin Everything. New York: Penguin Press.

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Weinersmith, Kelly and Zach Weinersmith, Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve And/or Ruin Everything. New York: Penguin Press, 2017.

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Weinersmith, Kelly,, and Zach Weinersmith. Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve And/or Ruin Everything. New York: Penguin Press, 2017. Print.

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