From a top scientist and the creator of the hugely popular web
comic 'saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal i>, a hilariously
illustrated investigation into future technologies -- from how to
fling a ship into deep space on the cheap&#160;to 3D organ
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, 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
To this end, 'sOoni'sH 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.
Text in English
Taal / Language : English
228 x 174 x 32 mm
Levertijd: 5 tot 11 werkdagen
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