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Popular Science's Future Of

By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Intriguing look at cutting-edge technology.

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Thurston provides a valuable reality check, explaining why some of these fun ideas may never make it past the prototype stage, either because the technology isn't quite there or the world isn't ready for them. But he also shows which concepts are closest to being ready for prime-time -- and why the world might benefit from them. He gets excited about most of the gadgets, but he doesn't gush without justification.

As noted sci-fi writer Arthur C. Clarke famously said, any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic; this series shows some incredible technological tricks and then pulls back the curtain to explain how the magic is made. It's a fascinating look at what might someday be.

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