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The Smartest Places on Earth: Why Rustbelts Are the Emerging Hotspots of Global Innovation by Fred Bakker, Antoine van Agtmael

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Chapter Five

A SMARTER WORLD

How Brainsharing Can Meet the Challenges of the Twenty-First Century

The future is being created in brainbelts and innovation zones around the world—in the ones we visited and have talked about in this book, in others we were only able to mention, and in still more that are forming but have yet to emerge—presenting us with mind-boggling opportunities, uncertainties, challenges, and questions. How will these high-capacity chips, new materials, and bioscience discoveries affect our daily lives, the way we work, and the world we live in? Will they enable human beings to function more effectively and happily throughout ...

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