Our book club's next reading is… Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve and/or Ruin Everything

Last week I asked readers to vote for our book club‘s next reading.  After a very energetic process (117 votes, 7 comments, plenty of stuff on Twitter and via email), we have a new title.

The winner is….

Kelly and Zach Weinersmith, Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve and/or Ruin Everything (home pageAmazon) (2017).

As I noted in the original post, Zack is the creator of the amazing and amazingly prolific Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal webcomic.  Kelly is a parasitologist.  Together they dive deeply into a mix of technologies, based on scholarship and interviews with practitioners.

Given the enormous importance of technology to the future of education, this is a fine book to read.

So grab your copies (library or purchase, digital or print).  I’ll share a reading schedule… soonish.

How did other titles fare?

The closest runner-up was Chris Newfield’s The Great Mistake: How We Wrecked Public Universities and How We Can Fix Them.  (I remind you that Professor Newfield was a guest on the Future Trends Forum this summer.)

Just behind that were Angela Nagle’s Kill All Normies and Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind’s The Future of the Professions How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts.

Thanks to everyone who participated by suggesting titles, voting, and sharing their thoughts!

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