Superpower?: The Wearable-Tech Revolution
Super strength, super hearing, super vision and super connection. Wearable technology may soon give humans superpowers.
Imagine being able to run without getting tired. Or travel to the moon to observe Earth for science class. The technologies that could make these things possible are mixing into our lives faster than we realize. The stakes are high. In Superpower?: The Wearable-Tech Revolution, young readers will discover how technological innovation can help people survive and thrive.
But what if super strength results in endless work? What if hackers can read our thoughts? What if living in a virtual world affects our humanity? The book asks readers to question the pros and cons of technology and consider if innovation can go too far. Meet the inventors, designers, engineers, scientists and young people navigating the next tech frontier.
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About the Author
Belle Wuthrich is an illustrator and designer specializing in books for young readers. Belle has contributed to more than a dozen books for kids, a number of which have won awards or been republished internationally, including the Montaigne Medal Award-winning Eyes and Spies: How You're Tracked and Why You Should Know and the Silver Birch Award nominee Eat Up: An Infographic Exploration of Food. She lives in Campbell, California.
"This book showcases past and present examples on how technological innovation has helped people thrive in our daily life accompanied by beautiful illustrations and questions on ethical issues on technology use... The Best STEM Books emphasize real-world issues that cross disciplinary boundaries."-- "CBC/NSTA Best STEM Books Committee"
"Full of information that tech savvy kids will love to explore."-- "The International Educator"
"Gobsmackingly good!...If you and your kids read one nonfiction book this year, this should be it."-- "Great Books for Kids Reviewed by Michelle Marcotte"
"Will help kids discover not only how electronic wearables can help people survive and thrive, but also the challenges and ethics surrounding this next tech frontier."-- "TEACH Magazine"
"An accessible introduction to a complex topic...A valuable read for anyone seeing to better understand wearable technology."-- "Canadian Children's Book News"
"Even non-techies will be hooked, especially since the endless possibilities of wearable technology are definitely scope for the imagination."-- "Children's Literature"