The Best of the Virgin Podcast - Alec Ross

"Land was the raw material of the agricultural age. Iron was the raw material of the industrial age, and data is the raw material of this information age. Those who own the data are the people who are creating the industries of the future."

That’s the view of Alec Ross - Barack Obama’s former social media manager and a long-time adviser to Hillary Clinton on technology policy - and on this edition of the Virgin Podcast, we go back to my conversation with Alec where we discussed robotics, globalisation, algorithms, cloud computing and various other areas he explores in his book Industries of the Future.

It’s a fascinating interview and confirmed in my mind more than ever that – as stated in the Old Testament - blessed are the geek, for they shall inherit the earth. Or something like that...

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