Ten new technologies for better or worse

What a robot swarms space elevators and augmented reality have in common they’re all technological innovations explored in a new bestselling book called “Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies that will improve and or ruin everything. “Co-Author and noted Researcher Kelly Weinersmith joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss.

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What do robot swarms, space elevators, and augmented reality have in common?

They're all technological innovations explored in a new best-selling book called 'Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything.'

Joining me now is co-author and noted researcher Kelly Weinersmith.

First of all, where'd you get the idea for this book?

All right, so, I do see in the book, there's certainly the comedic stuff.

The comical stuff is also sometimes comedic.

I like that part of it.

Um, what is the... Um, give me an example of one of the things that you think is going to change is all.

Okay, and the ruin, I guess, would come from the fact that the robots would be displacing the jobs of all the construction workers that would've built the house.

What about in the medical arena?

What kind of technologies and what kind of impact do you think we should be facing soon?

So, this isn't your traditional kind of science book that I would find in the bookstore.

What's the response been so far?

So, do you have another one in the works already?

A follow-up?

All right, Kelly Weinersmith, thanks so much for joining us.

Thanks for having me.