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The Industries of the Future
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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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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...
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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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        Ross, who served as an advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, predicts the coming decade’s breakthrough industrial developments in this intriguing survey. While working for Clinton, Ross had the opportunity to travel to numerous countries and learn about recent and upcoming innovations. Based on his findings, he describes how Indonesia, Brazil, Chile, Peru, and Mexico are positioning themselves in the global economy. He predicts that the near future will provide amazing inventions, including suits that enable paraplegics to walk and drugs that cure some kinds of cancer. Identifying certain industries as key drivers of changes, Ross devotes individual chapters to robotics, advanced life sciences, and cyberwarfare. He also shows that the empowerment of women, both economically and politically, is a key indicator of impending success. Acknowledging the perils as well as the promise of what he calls the next economy, Ross discusses the threat to the middle class posed by increased income inequality. Lastly, he covers how best to prepare children to enter the vastly changed workplace ahead. This astute and enlightening book is generous with insight about what the future holds and how best to prepare for it.

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        February 1, 2016
        In his travels as senior advisor for innovation under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Ross got an up-close view of the technological trends emerging around the world, and he parlayed his experiences into this wide-ranging and smoothly written prospectus on the near future of innovation. It's a whirlwind tour, incisively covering economics, politics, cyberwarfare, genomics, and the complexities of Big Dataamong many other thingsin language for the layperson interested in what tomorrow could bring. A native of West Virginia's once-vibrant coal country, Ross bets big on robotics and the code-ification of nearly everything, spotlighting the entrepreneurs who are already making them happen in money, medicine, farming, and elsewhere around the global economy. Ross drops lots of informed predictions about which advances will win the coming decade. Yet even with plenty of data and anecdotal evidence to draw from, this is a sunny-side-up, crystal ball of a book, with bold proclamations and sometimes only passing nods to their potentially negative consequences. Primarily business focused, this will still intrigue forward-looking techies and entrepreneurs.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2016, American Library Association.)

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