The Industries of the Future

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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).
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Alec Ross is one of America’s leading experts on innovation. He served for four years as Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State. He is currently a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Johns Hopkins University and serves as an advisor to investors, corporations, and government leaders. Ross lives in Baltimore with his wife and their three young children. He is the author of The Industries of the Future.

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Simon and Schuster
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Feb 2, 2016
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320
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9781476753676
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English
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Political Science / Globalization
Technology & Engineering / Social Aspects
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艾力克.施密特〈Eric Schmidt〉,Google前執行長

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溫蒂.卡普〈Wendy Kopp〉,「為美國而教」執行長與創辦人

大衛.裴卓斯〈David H. Petraeus〉,美國前中央情報局局長

雅莉安娜.赫芬頓〈Arianna Huffington〉,《赫芬頓郵報》〈Huffington Post〉創辦人

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    《富比士》、《金融時報》、《紐約書訊》〈New York Journal of Books〉、Medium網路平台、《華盛頓時報》、美國科技網站TechRepublic、《環球日報》、《書單》、《出版人週刊》、《柯克斯書評》、《金融時報》

 

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創新專家亞歷克.羅斯當年以年輕的新媒體公司創辦人之姿,出任歐巴馬網路選戰的幕僚,後來獲國務卿希拉蕊.柯林頓延攬,特別為他增設資深創新顧問一職,落實以社群媒體推廣外交的方針,是深刻了解數位時代脈動的佼佼者。

 

任職國務院期間,他造訪全球四十一國,從剛果難民營到敘利亞戰區,從沒有銀行卻發展金融工具的非洲國家,到南韓的機器人研發實驗室,見證紐西蘭提升農產量的雷射科技,烏克蘭大學生將手語轉換成語音的努力,更加洞悉未來的樣貌。

 

羅斯結合敘事與經濟學分析,融入從科技巨擘到軍事專家等各領域頂尖者的洞見,透過清晰、平易近人的語言解析複雜的主題,提供生動而有知識根據的觀點。本書是一部了解現今與未來世界運作方式的重要著作,是各國各產業的商業人士必讀之作。

 

◎各界好評◎

「在日益混亂的世界裡,羅斯是能從混沌中看出型態、找出指路明燈的極少數人之一。他擁有多方面的專業才華,因此能採取不同的視角來觀察世界面臨的挑戰,並想出能改變世界的創新解決方案。」

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──《金融時報》


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──赫芬頓〈Arianna Huffington〉,《赫芬頓郵報》創辦人

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──艾薩克森〈Walter Isaacson〉,《賈伯斯傳》和《創新者們》作者

 

「本書很可能成為2016年最多人談論的新書之一,而且我預測本書將被拿來和探討科技與社會的其他經典好書並列,例如吳修銘的《誰控制了總開關?》,或是吉特倫〈Jonathan Zittrain〉的《網際網路的未來》,這本書就是這麼好。書中不但透露未來產業的發展方向,也說明了這些產業最終將如何改變社會,是很重要的讀物。羅斯面對艱鉅的挑戰,努力說明新科技將如何改變世界,無論用任何標準來衡量,他的表現都好極了。」

──《媒介》〈Medium〉

 

「很值得一讀……羅斯先生出色描繪了剛開展的第三波創新浪潮有何優缺點。」
──《華盛頓郵報》〈Washington Times〉

「提出大問題,幫助我們為不可避免的未來預做準備,無論對商界人士或父母或教師而言,都是重要讀物。」
──美國科技網站TechRepublic

「羅斯為我們提供了清晰易懂而迷人的藍圖,點出追求繁榮之道。……無論你是正在考量新投資和踏入新興市場的企業主管,或人權議題的倡議者,本書都是很好的指南,點出哪些地緣政治、文化和科技因素將影響你的工作。」
──《環球日報》〈Global Daily〉

「本書內容廣泛、文筆流暢,詳細說明即將興起的創新趨勢。閱讀本書是旋風式的旅程,作者敏銳探討經濟、政治、網路戰爭、基因組學、複雜的大數據,以及其他許多議題。以淺顯的語言為門外漢描繪出他們有興趣了解的未來。」
──《書單》雜誌〈Booklist〉

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──《出版人週刊》〈Publishers Weekly〉

「對於經濟社會即將發生的轉變有敏銳的洞見,並針對我們應如何駕馭未來,提出扎實的忠告。」
—《柯克斯評論》〈Kirkus Reviews〉

 

「一本扣人心弦的書。如果你想知道如何在今天快速變動的世界中生存及壯大,如何預先把握明日資訊時代的機會,以及如何解開一個個大謎團,本書是很好的起點。」
──《紐約圖書期刊》〈New York Journal of Books〉

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