"Just when you thought you'd accepted your own mortality . . . "Everything Is Going to Kill Everybody" is bringing panic back. Twenty illustrated, hilariously fear-inducing ?essays reveal the chilling and "very real "experiments, dangerous emerging technologies, and terrifying natural disasters that soon could"--"or very nearly already did"--"bring about the end of humanity. In short, everything in here will kill you and everyone you love. At any moment. And nobody's told you about it"--"until now: " " " - Experiments in green energy like the HiPER, which uses massive lasers to create a tiny "contained" sun; it's an idea that could save the world if it doesn't consume us all in a fiery fusion reaction first. - Global disasters like the hypercane--a hurricane so large it could cover all of North America and shoot trailer parks into space! - Terrifying new developments in robotics like the EATR, which powers itself on meat"--"an invention in the running for "Worst Decision Made by Anybody."
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April 2010 : USA Paperback