The Industries of the Future

  • by Alec Ross
  • Narrated by Alec Ross
  • 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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 10 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 41 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 10 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-listen for businesspeople in every sector, from every country.


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Great book and narration by the author. A must listen for anyone with young children.
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- James

Looks like pretty much present to me

Didn't find any new information. I was looking more towards impact on humanity , how it will shape our living in the future? How human race will survive with massive technology influx ? What will be the economical model? What industries will be replaced and what new industries will be formed ? Will we move towards global leadership ? Etc etc

On another note, the dynamics of Pakistan are very different then to judge on what is happening in wazirstan, that is the problem with western authors when they select countries like Pakistan Iran saudia Arabia they pick the darkest colour to paint the picture, though I agree Pakistan need more reforms, but malala was an exception not every girl is killed in Pakistan to get education we have numerous good examples. Imagine a country with so many backwards had selected a women as a prime minister, and this had never happened in many other liberal country because their population is not ready to accept women as a leader, what happened to Mrs Clinton is infront of us.
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- Shahbaz Sikander

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-02-2016
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio