The Industries Of The Future

The Industries Of The Future

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"Leading innovation expert Alec Ross explains what's next for the world, mapping out the advances and stumbling blocks that will emerge in the next ten years--for businesses, governments, and the global community--and how we can navigate them. While Alec Ross was working as Hillary Clinton's Senior Advisor on Innovation, he traveled to forty-one countries. He visited some of the toughest places in the world--from refugee camps of Congo to Syrian war zones. From phone-charger stands in eastern Congo to R&D labs in South Korea, Ross has seen what the future holds. Over the past two decades, the Internet has radically changed markets and businesses worldwide. In The Industries of the Future, Ross shows us what's next, highlighting the best opportunities for progress and explaining why countries thrive or sputter. He examines the specific fields that will most shape our economic future over the next ten years, including cybercrime and cybersecurity, the commercialization of genomics, the next step for big data, and the coming impact of digital technology on money, payments, and markets. And 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 in creating their own innovation hotspots? Ross blends storytelling and economic analysis to give a vivid and informed perspective on how sweeping global trends are affecting the ways we live, incorporating the insights of leaders ranging from tech moguls to defense experts. The Industries of the Future takes the intimidating, complex topics that many of us know to be important and boils them down into clear, plain-spoken language. This is an essential work for understanding how the world works--now and tomorrow--and a must-read for businesspeople, in every sector, from every country"--
Publisher: New York, NY :, Simon & Schuster,, 2016
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781476753676
1476753679
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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WalKingman_1
Feb 14, 2017

Easy read. Excellent explanation of new technologies (like blockchain for example.) Fairly up-to-date. "Close to earth" predictions of very near future focused on trends that actually already are more than in embryo stage. I wish I've read a similar book when finishing high school (many, many years ago).

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martine6
Jan 24, 2017

Ross was incredibly thorough in how each innovation has/would impact global markets. A little tough to read (because there are SO many statistics), but I thought he gave great insight into not only how each innovation works but how it will change our lives – for better or worse. The section on the commercialization of our genome was my favorite.

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scrubble4
Jan 11, 2017

Wow! Every parent, grandparent and educator will find this book enlightening. It is well written making it an easy read. It unfolds the global changes coming in many areas of human endeavor that will shape the jobs available for the next 20 - 40 years. It is written by, Alex Ross, a man who traveled the world as a part of the State Department with Hilary Clinton. His job was to find and speak with the people creating the next generation of just about everything. He knows where the research and development is happening, the state of the development and what will be the next steps.

I am finding it fascinating, and often completely mind blowing to read what is available right now in so many areas and then to learn what is around the corner. This stuff sadly isn't in the news, but it is going to completely change our world as we currently know it. Just as global warming is galloping down upon us, so are these changes.

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sinister31
Mar 07, 2016

Anything StarG is against, I'm for. I'm not sure he reads any of these books. He seems to enjoy pontificating. I'm looking forward to this interesting book. Thanks, Star!

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StarGladiator
Sep 21, 2015

[Update: The Trans-Pacific Parntership, all 26 chapters structured to destroy all workers' rights! Supported by Hillary Clinton.]
Hillary Clinton's Senior Advisor on Innovation? Hillary Clinton who, as senator from New York, brought the Indian [American] jobs offshoring firm, the Tata Consultancy, to Buffalo, NY? Hillary Clinton, whose two major donors as senator were the aforementioned Tata Consultancy, and Rupert Murdoch? Hillary Clinton, whose husband made the family fortune after he left the White House by lobbying for the offshoring of American jobs through various free trade agreements? Hillary Clinton, whose daughter, Chelsea, worked at McKinsey & Company, offshoring American jobs? This author is that Hillary Clinton's Senior Advisor on Innovation?
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