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Author Ross, Alec, 1971- author.
Title The industries of the future / Alec Ross.
Imprint New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2017.
Edition First Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition.

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 OTTERBEIN DISPLAY - 2ND  HC79.T4 R677 2017    AVAILABLE  LOCAL CIRC ONLY
LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OTTERBEIN DISPLAY - 2ND  HC79.T4 R677 2017    AVAILABLE  LOCAL CIRC ONLY
Author Ross, Alec, 1971- author.
Subject Technological innovations -- Economic aspects.
Industries -- Technological innovations.
Research, Industrial.
Description xiii, 304 pages ; 24 cm
Edition First Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-295) and index.
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher.
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Here come the robots : welcome your new job takers and caregivers. The coming decade will see societies transform as humans learn to live alongside robots -- The future of the human machine : the last trillion-dollar industry was built on a code of 1s and 0s. The next will be built on our own genetic code -- The code-ification of money, markets, and trust : is there an algorithm for trust? New ways to exchange are forcing a rewrite of the compact between corporation, citizen, and government -- The weaponization of code : the world has left the Cold War behind only to enter into a Code War -- Data, the raw material of the information age : land was the raw material of the agricultural age. Iron was the raw material of the industrial age. Data is the raw material of the information age -- The geography of future markets : world leaders take notice -- the 21st century is a terrible time to be a control freak -- Conclusion: The most important job you will ever have.
ISBN 9781476753669
1476753660
1471135268
9781471135262
OCLC # 982382580