Sunday, June 19, 2022

Ultimate Book of the Future Blog Tour & Giveaway!

Welcome to the Ultimate Book of the Future Blog Tour!

Ultimate Book of the Future by Stephanie Warren Drimmer Is the perfect book for fans of sci-fi, budding engineers and scientists, lovers of futuristic movies and pop culture, and anyone who has ever dreamed about what tomorrow might look like. To celebrate its release, 5 blogs across the web are featuring posts from the book as well as 5 chances to win. Ready to sneak a peek at your life in the future? Read on! 
 

JOBS OF THE FUTURE: UNDERSEA MEDICAL RESEARCHER

Ctitethya crypta doesn’t look like much. This blob-like sea sponge sits at the bottom of the ocean in warm Caribbean waters, usually covered with sediment. But hiding inside this unlikely creature are two chemicals that have been used to develop multiple medicines, including one that became the first ever drug to treat leukemia, a form of cancer. It was the first approved cancer drug to ever come from the sea. But experts think it will be far from the last. 

The ocean holds some of the last unexplored places on Earth. All kinds of unusual chemicals are hiding there—and scientists think some hold the secrets to curing deadly diseases. In the future, medical researchers will swap lab coats for wet suits and dive in search of new medicines. 

JOB DESCRIPTION

Many drugs have their origins in nature. Half of the top 10 most commonly prescribed medicaions in the United States come from animals, plants, or microorganisms, including treatments for high blood pressure, diabetes, and arthritis. But the oceans — which hold 99 percent of the livable space on this planet — are a place we have hardly even begun to look. 

Already, scientists from all over the world are searching the seas to find new chemicals that could be useful to humans. They don scuba gear and plunge into the water to collect samples of marine organisms like algae, sponges, sea urchins, and corals. Over the past 30 years, scientists have already extracted more than 20,000 new substances from creatures like these, and some are currently undergoing scientific testing to see if they could make good medicines. In the future, researchers will dive even deeper into the world of marine medicine, visiting largely unexplored places such as deep-sea vents with the mission of saving lives on the surface.

SOUND INTERESTING?
Marine medical researchers will need a background in biochemistry, a field that involves concepts from both biology and chemistry. They will also need an understanding of marine biology to know how and where to focus their search. And of course, they’ll need an adventurous spirit to take the plunge!

ADVENTURE! ON-THE-JOB TRAINING! COOL SCUBA GEAR! APPLY TODAY! 
 


Buy

Robot dogs! Jet packs! Cyborgs! Super-sleek space suits! It’s not science fiction, it’s science reality. And soon, it may be part of everyday life. This book is a jam-packed collection of the coolest tech and wildest ideas that are shaping the world of tomorrow.

Blast off for an unbelievably fascinating journey through time, space, and even a holographic pop concert (or two)! With chapters on future cities, space travel, high-tech entertainment, and even saving the world, Future World is a thorough, fun compendium of high-tech gadgets being built today and the coolest stuff tomorrow has to offer, plus the amazing dreamers making it all happen.

Special “Could It Happen?” features tackle kids” burning hypothetical questions, like whether Jurassic Park could really exist, or whether a robot could become president. Each chapter also includes a “Future Fail!” that profiles one thing we thought we'd have by now, but don't (like everything from The Jetsons.) And kids will see where they might fit into the picture through the “Jobs of Tomorrow” profiled in each chapter. (Job titles include mind reader, space pilot, and robot-human communicator. Seriously!)

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Stephanie Warren Drimmer is a science writer based in Los Angeles, California. She writes books and magazine features for kids about everything from the strangest places in space, to the chemistry of cookies, to the mysteries of the human brain. She has a degree in science journalism from New York University...but she thinks she likes writing for kids because she's secretly still one herself.


GIVEAWAY

  • One (1) winner will receive a hardcover of Ultimate Book of the Future
  • US/Can only
  • Ends 7/5 at 11:59pm ET
  • Enter via the Rafflecopter below
  • Visit the other stops on the tour for more chances to win!

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Blog Tour Schedule:

June 20th — YA Book Nerd
June 21st The Mommy Island
June 22nd Always in the Middle
June 23rd Susie's Reviews and Giveaways
June 24th — Feed Your Fiction Addiction

16 comments:

  1. I want a scanner for cancer or a blood test to predict it.

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  2. I would like to be able to beam oneself places like startrek

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  3. I would like to see a time machine that would make time travel possible.

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  4. The girls will love reading this.

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  5. I'd love to see environmental suits for protection from the elements and body function status.

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  6. Teleportation to uninhabited planets of this galaxy and others.

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  7. I would love to see tech that would allow us to go back in time.
    heather
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  8. Teleportation to other worlds.

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  9. A cool sci-fi tech would be to be able to travel to the past or the future.
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  10. I'm waiting for Rosie the Robot housewife from the Jetsons.

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  11. I hope there is a body scan healing machine like the one in the Bobba Fett Series.

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  12. The Large Hadron Collider CERN

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  13. I need dishes to wash themselves and put themselves away.

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