Soonish

Ten Emerging Technologies That Will Improve and/or Ruin Everything
Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Soonish by Kelly and Zach Weinersmith, read by Kelly Weinersmith and Joseph May.

What will the world of tomorrow be like? How does progress happen? And why don't we have a lunar colony already?

In this witty and entertaining audiobook, Kelly and Zach Weinersmith give us a snapshot of the transformative technologies that are coming next - from robot swarms to nuclear fusion powered toasters - and explain how they will change our world in astonishing ways. By weaving together their own research and interviews with pioneering scientists, the Weinersmiths investigate why these innovations are needed, how they would work and what is standing in their way.

©2017 Dr. Kelly Weinersmith, Zach Weinersmith (P)2017 Penguin AudioBooks

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Soooooo... it's not 5-10 years away.

Good book. I listened to the audio version and think Eric Idle should have narrated it. This version was good, but a Python would have made it great!

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Highly recommended!

This book is for anyone (mostly nerds) who really want to interrogate what the future will look like. I was very inspired by the research and gave away three hard copies as presents, so yeah, I am fan.

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  • 03-02-18

Author / narrator seriously grating

Hard to listen and absorb content as narrator has a very strident voice. Great shame and may try text version instead.

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  • Kasia
  • 02-02-18

too many jokes

the content and idea for the book is good. But the jokes are a little too frequent. The general tone is probably more appropriate for teenagers, and maybe that's what left me a little disappointed. I will definitely pass it on to the kods

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  • 12-23-17

Fun balance of humor and knowledge

I learned a lot and had a good time doing so.
I just hope I live long enough to see some of these technologies come to market...

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  • 11-22-19

Certainly not as it was described.

The narrators delivered the book in a very condescending tone, I felt like I was transported back to preschool. The female narrator was especially irritating to listen to, she sounded like she didn’t have a lot of experience in narrating books and her high pitched squeaks were ear piercing. Despite the fact that this book only recently released, most of the facts and stories were very common knowledge to a space enthusiast or were very old information, a lot of which was already outdated by newer science. It seems like the book was a very long time in the making and the authors never bothered to go back and amend any recent scientific discoveries before they published it. So disappointing.