The Industries of the Future

While Alec Ross was working as Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State, he traveled to 41 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 shows us what changes are coming in the next 10 years, 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, including robotics, cybersecurity, the commercialization of genomics, the next step for big data and the coming impact of digital technology on money and markets.

In each of these realms, Ross addresses the toughest questions: How will we adapt to the changing nature of work? How can the world’s rising nations hope to match Silicon Valley in creating their own innovation hotspots? The Industries of the Future takes the complex topics that many of us know to be important and boils them down into clear, plainspoken language. This is an essential book for understanding how the world works — now and tomorrow — and a must-read for businesspeople in every sector, from every country.

In this summary, you will learn:
• How robots will transform daily life and business opportunities.
• How digital technologies and big data can improve health and commerce around the globe.
• The dangers of cyberattacks and the growth of the cybersecurity industry.
• How countries can compete and succeed in the industries of the future.

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