The Future is Hard to Predict - Kelly Weinersmith

The Future is Hard to Predict - Kelly Weinersmith

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About this episode

Kelly is the author of Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything. Kelly discusses the impact of her book since its been launched, what technologies have come to use and what are some of the consequences and benefits of the ten topics covered in the book.

Kelly's Links

Personal Website


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Show Transcription Notes

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What to listen for

  • Why the next human overlords will be parasites.
  • What society can define as technology breakthroughs.
  • What are the technology breakthroughs of the future.
  • How modern life is prone to lower birthrates and higher resource usage.
  • How humans eclipse the pressures of carrying capacity
  • Why Kelly is an optimist about the future.
  • Why launching material into space with nukes is probably a bad idea.
  • Why Kelly doesn’t get jealous of other scientists and what field she would pursue if not a microbiologist.
  • How she responds to high schoolers who read her book Soonish.


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