The Industries of the Future

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Author(s): Alec Ross
Awards:New York Times Bestseller
Original Publish Date: Feb 02, 2016
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.80 hours)
Product Number: Z100135995
Released: Feb 12, 2018
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781442399549
Narrator/s: Alec Ross
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Description

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).

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Alec Ross
Narrator(s): Alec Ross
Product Number DD41494
Released: Dec 04, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781508281603
eBook
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Author(s): Alec Ross
Product Number EB00597153
Released: Feb 02, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9781476753676

Professional reviews

"Imagine an audiobook that predicts what the next 10 years will bring in industries throughout the world. That program has arrived, the brainchild of Alec Ross, former senior advisor for innovation to the United States secretary of state, who traveled the world and studied the next generation of innovation in robotics, cyber security, big data, and other commercial fields. Ross narrates his audiobook, and his delivery is less convincing than his prose. He reads with a pleasant Southern accent, but his voice lacks the energy and verve that he put behind his printed words. For all the bold predictions he makes in his book, he relies on a disappointing monotone to deliver his fascinating findings. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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