The Industries of the Future

March 25th, 2016
CcezhDlXEAQAcxh.jpgJust for fun, pull out or get a copy of the originally published version of the best seller What Color Is Your Parachute. Originally published in 1970, virtually no job that it listed that even touches technology, is even close to the same today.  Remember that came out 46 years ago,  just as the boomers were going into the workforce.

Today’s changes, human, technological and social, are happening at a geometrically much faster pace.  Imagine then what the workplace will look like 46 years from now.

Children entering school today will work in a world that has almost no relationship to today's world.  The jobs, the skills, the workplace and the products will be vastly different.

Given this, how do we plan? How to we teach our kids, shape public policy and prepare for a fourth industrial revolution that will happen, even if we do nothing to get ahead of it.

Alec Ross, one of America’s leading experts on innovation, served as Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  He’s the author of The Industries of the Future.

My conversation with Alex Ross: