Technology is changing the world at a more rapid pace than ever. But we remain stuck following a social contract that was written for the industrial era, leading us to make work, life and policy decisions that don’t match today’s reality. Diplomat, author, and innovation researcher Alec Ross argues that it’s time to develop a new social contract written for the information age – which will determine the future we live in.

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 New York Times bestseller The Industries of the Future. Alec Ross recently served for four year as Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a role created for him by Secretary Clinton to maximize the potential of technology and innovation in service of America’s diplomatic agenda.