I Was Told There'd Be Sexbots: Travels Through The Future by J. Maarten TroostI Was Told There'd Be Sexbots: Travels Through The Future by J. Maarten Troost

I Was Told There'd Be Sexbots: Travels Through The Future

byJ. Maarten Troost

Hardcover | July 24, 2018

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Visit communities already imagining the future in this bold and hilarious travelogue from the bestselling author of The Sex Lives of Cannibals.

One day, J. Maarten Troost looked up from the book he was reading, a novel about civilization's collapse. Here's what he saw: his wife composing a report on the dire future of global fish stocks, his youngest child building a battle robot ("Terminator"), and his oldest watching a movie about children in a post-apocalyptic world. He wondered: when did our conceptions of the future-in pop culture, in science, in business-become so bleak? Even more, are our fears founded?

In search of an answer, he heads off to several ends of the earth to investigate how different societies today might reveal the future to us. In South Korea, he interacts with smart cities and artificial intelligence. In South Africa, he witnesses creative modes of conservation. In Japan, he marvels at youth in an aging population. And in Denmark, he tastes the future of food . . . cockroach, meet skillet.

With his characteristic wit and charming irreverence, Troost brilliantly reimagines the travel narrative in this game-changing book-traveling not just to an existing place at a particular moment, but to the unforeseeable future, and inviting us all to join him. Pack light. Be prepared.

J. Maarten Troost is a traveler and bestselling author of The Sex Lives of Cannibals, Getting Stoned with Savages, Lost on Planet China, and Headhunters on my Doorstep. Born in the Netherlands, he has lived in seven countries and traveled extensively throughout Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific. He currently lives with his wife and t...
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Title:I Was Told There'd Be Sexbots: Travels Through The FutureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:July 24, 2018Publisher:Henry Holt and Co.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:162779882X

ISBN - 13:9781627798822

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