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Welcome to the Future: Robot Friends, Fusion Energy, Pet Dinosaurs, and More! (Hardcover)
Have you ever wondered what the future may look like? In this book, you'll explore 10 ways technology could alter our way of life. The challenge for you is to decide which changes you want for yourself and the world.
In the future, will we teleport from place to place, keep dinosaurs as pets, or 3D-print our dinner? Will we live on Mars or upload our brains to computers? Could we solve climate change by making all our energy from mini stars we build here on earth? In this book, you'll meet the scientists working to bring science fiction to life and learn how soon we might have amazing new technology. You'll also delve deep into questions about right and wrong. Just because we can do something doesn't mean we should. How can we build the best possible future for everyone on Earth?
About the Author
Kathryn Hulick is a freelance writer, editor and former Peace Corps volunteer. She writes regularly for Science News for Students and Muse magazine. She has also published numerous nonfiction books on topics such as video games, artificial intelligence, energy technology and dinosaurs. Hulick’s favorite part of writing about science is getting to speak with researchers in many different fields. Once, she spoke with an expert on parallel universes while he was shoveling snow from his driveway. Another time, she called a biologist who was out in the field in Africa, watching a herd of elephants. In addition to writing, she enjoys hiking, gardening, painting and reading. Hulick lives in Massachusetts with her husband, son and dog.
Marcin Wolski is a graphic designer and illustrator from Sopot, Poland, whose clients include The Economist, Nature, The Guardian and Finance Asia.
"Welcome to the Future is an exciting journey through the technologies of tomorrow, tackling fun questions like "will we live on Mars in homes made of fungus?". The book lays out the possible promises and perils of future tech, encouraging the next generation to consider what is at stake and the role they play in how technologies will impact us in the future."—Kelly Weinersmith,, author of The New York Times best-seller Soonish
"Welcome to the Future is an entertaining exploration of what lies ahead. It's a cool visit to tomorrow from where you are today!"—E. Paul Zehr, PhD, author of Chasing Captain America & Project Superhero
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