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The industries of the future

by Ross, Alec, 1971- (Author)

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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. Ross highlights the best opportunities for progress and... Full description


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Table of 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.