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Zach Weinersmith, creator of the Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal webcomic and Kelly Weinersmith, professor and scientist, explain how to think about the future - a focus of their new illustrated book “Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything.”

The New York Times best-selling book has been praised for its exciting and nuanced looks at ten technologies that could change the world dramatically. In this interview, they explain their approach, what makes certain technologies succeed while others stay dormant, and more.

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