The coming era of globalization will unleash a wave of technological, economic, and sociological change that shook West Virginia in the 20th century and the challenges brought on by the Internet and digitalization as I was leaving college 20 years ago. In business areas as far afield as life sciences, finance, warfare, and agriculture, if you can imagine an advance, somebody is already working on how to develop and commercialize it.
“Economists and money watchers will have a field day with The Industries of the Future, which explores the rise of digital payments like Bitcoin; e-commerce sites like eBay, Airbnb, and Uber; and the new “code-ification” of money and markets.” — New York Journal of Books
“Mr. Ross does a good job of describing the advantages and disadvantages of the third wave, which is just beginning.” — The Washington Times
“The book is filled with glimpses of cutting-edge biotech research, statecraft, and entrepreneurship. Ross uses his unique set of experiences to weave these disparate stories into a picture of the next decade of innovation.” — Forbes
Jaron Lanier is the father of virtual reality and one of the world’s most brilliant thinkers. Who Owns the Future? is his visionary reckoning with the most urgent economic and social trend of our age: the poisonous concentration of money and power in our digital networks.
To realize the current global stage, all you need to do is to look at your dinner table! It’s full of food from the four corners of the World; Salmon from Chile, sauce and spices from Brazil. Your dishes might be from China or Hungary, and glassware from the Czech Republic.
In the economy of a few years from now, what will people do better than computers? Technology is rapidly invading fields that it once could not touch, driving cars better than humans do, predicting Supreme Court decisions better than legal experts, packing boxes, identifying faces, scurrying around hospitals delivering medications, all
In business areas as far afield as life sciences, finance, warfare, and agriculture, if you can imagine an advance, somebody is already working on how to develop and commercialize it.
After years of growth rooted in low-cost labor, there are promising signs of innovation coming from the 3 billion people who live in Indonesia, Brazil, India, and China.
Everywhere, newly empowered citizens and networks of citizens are challenging the established order in ways never before imaginable–from building new business models to challenging autocracies.
Interestingly, less developed countries might be able to leapfrog technologies as they enter the robot landscape.
Scientists now want to hack the brain’s code and begin to leverage genomics to diagnose and treat neurological and mental illnesses.
International finance flows have a particular importance in the developing world because so much money is transferred home as remittances from workers who live abroad.
In light of the damage that even simple cyberattacks can cause, most countries are developing cyberdefense strategies.
China’s most powerful cyberattacks have been rooted in corporate espionage: stealing intellectual property and trade secrets that it can use to help its state-owned and state-supported enterprises.