The Industries of the Future

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Simon and Schuster, 2. veebr 2016 - 320 pages
The New York Times bestseller, from leading innovation expert Alec Ross, a “fascinating vision” (Forbes) of what’s next for the world and how to navigate the changes the future will bring.

While Alec Ross was working as Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State, he traveled to forty-one countries, exploring the latest advances coming out of every continent. From startup hubs in Kenya to R&D labs in South Korea, Ross has seen what the future holds.

In The Industries of the Future, Ross provides a “lucid and informed guide” (Financial Times) to the changes coming in the next ten years. He examines the fields that will most shape our economic future, including robotics and artificial intelligence, cybercrime and cybersecurity, the commercialization of genomics, the next step for big data, and the impact of digital technology on money and markets. In each of these realms, Ross addresses the toughest questions: How will we have to adapt to the changing nature of work? Is the prospect of cyberwar sparking the next arms race? How can the world’s rising nations hope to match Silicon Valley with their own innovation hotspots? And what can today’s parents do to prepare their children for tomorrow?

Ross blends storytelling and economic analysis to show how sweeping global trends are affecting the ways we live. Sharing insights from global leaders—from the founders of Google and Twitter to defense experts like David Petraeus—Ross reveals the technologies and industries that will drive the next stage of globalization. The Industries of the Future is “a riveting and mind-bending book” (New York Journal of Books), a “must read” (Wendy Kopp, Founder of Teach for America) regardless of “whether you follow these fields closely or you still think of Honda as a car rather than a robotics company” (Forbes).
 

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The world is changing, and, in general, for the better. Global hunger and poverty are down, and opportunities are being extended to people and places that never had them before. But the technology ... Read full review

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An excellent book on the most promising industries that include robotics, genomics, cyber-security and analytics. For each industry, the book described the current state and challenges that will be ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
HERE COME THE ROBOTS
15
THE FUTURE OF THE HUMAN MACHINE
44
THE CODEIFICATION OF MONEY MARKETS AND TRUST
76
THE WEAPONIZATION OF CODE
121
THE RAW MATERIAL OF THE INFORMATION AGE
152
THE GEOGRAPHY OF FUTURE MARKETS
186
THE MOST IMPORTANT JOB YOU WILL EVER HAVE
240
Acknowledgments
251
Index
297
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Alec Ross is one of America’s leading experts on innovation. He served for four years as Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State. He is currently a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Johns Hopkins University and serves as an advisor to investors, corporations, and government leaders. Ross lives in Baltimore with his wife and their three young children. He is the author of The Industries of the Future.

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