Hello from 2030: The Science of the Future and You

Jan Paul Schutten, trans. from the Flemish by Ilse Craane. S&S/Aladdin/Beyond Words, $15.99 (224p) ISBN 978-1-58270-474-6
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. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 08/11/2014
Release date: 10/07/2014
Genre: Children's
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