Soonish: Emerging technologies that will improve and/or ruin everything

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Monday 6 November

The Theatre

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  • Probably one of the stranger things that will be discussed in the historic Royal Institution

    Credit: Zach Weinersmith

Price

Standard £16

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Concession £10

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Ri Members and Ri Patrons £7

Event description

What will the world of tomorrow be like? Kelly and Zach Weinersmith will give us a snapshot of the transformative technologies that are coming next, from space elevators to fusion-powered toasters, and explain how they will change our world in astonishing ways.

The doors will open at approximately 6.30pm, with a prompt start at 7.00pm. There will be time for questions after the talk.

Latecomers will be admitted ot the gallery.

Zach Weinersmith

About the speakers

Kelly Weinersmith is a Huxley Fellow at Rice University in the BioSciences Department. She studies how host behaviour influences risk of infection with parasites and cohosts Science... Sort Of, one of the top 20 natural science podcasts.

Zach Weinersmith is the cartoonist behind the popular geek webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.

Book signing

Following the event, there will be an opportunity to buy books and have them signed by the authors.

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Due to popular demand, this talk will be repeated. The first evening is Monday 6 November and a second talk will take place on the evening of Tuesday 7 November.

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