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The Resource Soonish : ten emerging technologies that'll improve and/or ruin everything, Kelly and Zach Weinersmith

Soonish : ten emerging technologies that'll improve and/or ruin everything, Kelly and Zach Weinersmith

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Soonish : ten emerging technologies that'll improve and/or ruin everything
Title
Soonish
Title remainder
ten emerging technologies that'll improve and/or ruin everything
Statement of responsibility
Kelly and Zach Weinersmith
Title variation
Soonish
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emerging technologies thatll improve and/or ruin everything
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Language
eng
Summary
"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
Summary
Presents an illustrated investigation into the technologies of the near future, from deep-space travel to 3D organ printing, to offer insight into how they will work and what is needed to advance their readiness
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Award
Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2017.
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10596999
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DLC
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Weinersmith, Kelly
Dewey number
601/.12
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
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  • 1110
  • 1110
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1982-
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Weinersmith, Zach
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True
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  • Technological forecasting
  • Technological forecasting
  • Technological forecasting
  • SCIENCE
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Technological forecasting
Target audience
adult
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emerging technologies that'll improve and/or ruin everything
Label
Soonish : ten emerging technologies that'll improve and/or ruin everything, Kelly and Zach Weinersmith
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Soonish. Emphasis on the ish -- Section 1: The universe, soonish. Cheap access to space : the Final Frontier is too damn expensive ; Asteroid mining : rummaging through the Solar System's junkyard -- Section 2: Stuff, soonish. Fusion power : it powers the sun, and that's nice, but can it run my toaster? ; Programmable matter : what if all of your stuff could be any of your stuff? ; Robotic construction : build me a rumpus room, metal servant! ; Augmented reality : an alternative to fixing reality ; Synthetic biology : kind of like Frankenstein, except the monster spends the whole book dutifully making medicine and industrial inputs -- Section 3: You, soonish. Precision medicine : everything that's wrong with you in particular -- a statistical approach ; Bioprinting : why stop at seven margaritas when you can just print a new liver? ; Brain-computer interfaces : because after four billion years of evolution you still can't remember where you put your keys ; Conclusion: Less soonisher, or The graveyard of lost chapters
Control code
1884990
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9780399563829
Lccn
2017008654
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780399563829
  • (OCoLC)981907964
Label
Soonish : ten emerging technologies that'll improve and/or ruin everything, Kelly and Zach Weinersmith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Soonish. Emphasis on the ish -- Section 1: The universe, soonish. Cheap access to space : the Final Frontier is too damn expensive ; Asteroid mining : rummaging through the Solar System's junkyard -- Section 2: Stuff, soonish. Fusion power : it powers the sun, and that's nice, but can it run my toaster? ; Programmable matter : what if all of your stuff could be any of your stuff? ; Robotic construction : build me a rumpus room, metal servant! ; Augmented reality : an alternative to fixing reality ; Synthetic biology : kind of like Frankenstein, except the monster spends the whole book dutifully making medicine and industrial inputs -- Section 3: You, soonish. Precision medicine : everything that's wrong with you in particular -- a statistical approach ; Bioprinting : why stop at seven margaritas when you can just print a new liver? ; Brain-computer interfaces : because after four billion years of evolution you still can't remember where you put your keys ; Conclusion: Less soonisher, or The graveyard of lost chapters
Control code
1884990
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9780399563829
Lccn
2017008654
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780399563829
  • (OCoLC)981907964

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