First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
viii, 304 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 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.
"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 explains why countries thrive or sputter. He examines the specific fields that will most shape our economic future over the next ten 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."-- Provided by publisher.
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