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

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  • ISBN: 9780399563829
  • ISBN: 0399563822
  • Physical Description: 358 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, [2017]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-349) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The universe, soonish: Cheap access to space: the final frontier is too damn expensive ; Asteroid mining: rummaging through the solar system's junkyard -- 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 -- 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.
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Technological forecasting > Popular works.
Technological forecasting > Pictorial works.
Technological forecasting > Humor.

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