Will the future be what we think, or will our predictions be laughably wrong? Get a glimpse of what’s coming—and how we know—in this firsthand look at futurology, the science of predicting the future.
What will the future look like? From “living” homes to computers as thin as paper to cars that drive themselves, you’ll get a peek at what’s coming just around the corner in Hello from 2030.
In the year 2030, issues we’re just now starting to address will be a very big deal. Like: What will 8 billion people eat? How can humans produce less trash? Which cool technologies will be used to figure all this out?
Packed with real-world relevance and brain-stretching scenarios, this book empowers the problem solvers of tomorrow to start taking action today.
Schutten offers a speculative guide that imagines idyllic and dire possibilities for life on Earth in 2030, contemplating the ways that home life, health, and the environment might change. Sobering thoughts about the loss of species ("Our kids call us crazy for how irresponsible we were with our world") are tempered by exciting possibilities for example, replacing one's body with artificial components to prolong life indefinitely: "You'd still exist and think but, for the most part, be a robot." Between the possibilities Schutten invokes and the many digital illustrations of imaginary futuristic tech, the book should leave readers wondering what their future might look like. Ages 8 12.