This book answers the question: ‘What’s next?’ The Internet had a world-changing impact on businesses and the global community over the twenty years from 1994 to 2014. In the next ten years change will happen even faster. As Hillary Clinton’s Senior Advisor for Innovation Alec Ross travelled nearly a million miles to forty-one countries the equivalent of two round-trips to the moon. From refugee camps in the Congo and Syrian war zones to visiting the world’s most powerful people in business and government Ross’s travels amounted to a four-year masterclass in the changing nature of innovation. In The Industries of the Future Ross distils his observations on the forces that are changing the world. He highlights the best opportunities for progress and explains how countries thrive or sputter. Ross examines the specific fields that will most shape our economic future over the next ten years including robotics artificial intelligence the commercialization of genomics cybercrime and the impact of digital technology. Blending storytelling and economic analysis he answers questions on how we will need to adapt. Ross gives readers a vivid and informed perspective on how sweeping global trends are affecting the ways we live now and tomorrow. Alec Ross is one of America’s leading experts on innovation. He is currently a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Johns Hopkins University and the author of The Industries of the Future being published by Simon Schuster in February of 2016. The Industries of the Future explores the technological and economic trends and developments that will shape the next ten years from cybersecurity and big data to the commercialization of genomics to the code-ification of money markets and trust.