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The Industries of the Future

May 16, 2016

If you’re feeling safe, that you made it through a digital revolution and a near-collapse of the world economy, and you still have a job … Alec Ross wants you to know there’s more innovation on the way – a tsunami of changes coming soon that will re-make our economy, again. In his new book, "The Industries of the Future," the Johns Hopkins distinguished visiting fellow predicts robots not just performing physical labor more efficiently, but taking on tasks humans could not imagine doing. Ross pictures technology vaporizing language barriers, and the so-called sharing economy hammering the working class. With all this, some advice for our children. Alec Ross, and the future of your job, on Midday. Original air date: February 18, 2016.