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Where's My Jetpack? By Daniel H. Wilson

Where's My Jetpack? by Daniel H. Wilson

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Summary

Aims to expose technology, spotlight existing prototypes and reveal drawing-board plans. This book helps you learn which technologies are available, who made them, and where to find them. It also helps you learn how to build, buy, or steal the technology which is not public.

Where's My Jetpack? Summary

Where's My Jetpack? by Daniel H. Wilson

It's the twenty-first century and let's be honest - things are a little disappointing. Contrary to every World's Fair prediction, every futuristic ride at Disneyland and the advertisements on the last page of every comic book, we are not living the future we were promised. By now, life was supposed to be a fully automated, atomic-powered, germ-free Utopia, a place where a grown man could wear a velvet spandex unitard and not be laughed at. Where are the ray guns, the flying cars, and the hoverboards that we expected? What happened to our promised moon colonies? Our robot servants? In "Where's My Jetpack?", roboticist Daniel H Wilson takes a hilarious look at the future we always imagined for ourselves. He exposes groundbreaking technology, spotlights existing prototypes and reveals drawing-board plans. You will learn which technologies are already available, who made them, and where to find them. If the technology is not public, you will learn how to build, buy, or steal it. If it doesn't yet exist, you will learn what barriers stand in the way of making it real. With thirty entries spanning everything from underwater hotels to self-contained skyscraper cities, and superbly illustrated by Richard Horne ("101 Things to Do Before You Die"), "Where's My Jetpack?" is a fascinating, one-of-a-kind look at the world that we always dreamed of and that we're still waiting for.

About Daniel H. Wilson

Daniel H. Wilson is a roboticist at Carnegie-Mellon's Robotics Institute.

Additional information

GOR001805197
9780747582861
0747582866
Where's My Jetpack? by Daniel H. Wilson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2007-11-05
192
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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