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The Industries of the Future

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This book answers the question: 'What's next?' The Internet had a world-changing impact on businesses and the global community over the twenty years from 1994 to 2014. In the next ten years, change will happen even faster.

As Hillary Clinton's Senior Advisor for Innovation, Alec Ross travelled nearly a million miles to forty-one countries, the equivalent of two round-trips to the moon. From refugee camps in the Congo and Syrian war zones, to visiting the world's most powerful people in business and government, Ross's travels amounted to a four-year masterclass in the changing nature of innovation.

In The Industries of the Future, Ross distils his observations on the forces that are changing the world. He highlights the best opportunities for progress and explains how countries thrive or sputter. Ross examines the specific fields that will most shape our economic future over the next ten years, including robotics, artificial intelligence, the commercialization of genomics, cybercrime and the impact of digital technology.

Blending storytelling and economic analysis, he answers questions on how we will need to adapt. Ross gives readers a vivid and informed perspective on how sweeping global trends are affecting the ways we live, now and tomorrow.

From Publishers Weekly

07 December 2015 – 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.
The Industries of the Future
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  • £6.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Economics
  • Published: 02 February 2016
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
  • Print Length: 320 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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