Ross, Alec, 1971-

The industries of the future / Alec Ross. - 1st Simon & Schuster trade paperback ed. - New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2017. - viii, 304 p.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-295) and index.

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.

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Technological innovations -- Economic aspects.
Industries -- Technological innovations.
Research, Industrial.

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