Society has passed through the gates of the so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution. But what exactly does that mean?
How is the Fourth Industrial Revolution different from theThird Industrial Revolution?
Ubiquitous, mobile supercomputing. Artificially-intelligent robots. Self-driving cars. Neuro-technological brain enhancements. Genetic editing. The evidence of dramatic change is all around us and it’s happening at exponential speed.
Previous industrial revolutions liberated humankind from animal power, made mass production possible and brought digital capabilities to billions of people. This Fourth Industrial Revolution is, however, fundamentally different. It is characterised by a range of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, impacting all disciplines, economies and industries, and even challenging ideas about what it means to be human. Based on the book ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution’ by Klaus Schwab, Executive Chairman and Founder of The World Economic Forum. via
What the Fourth Industrial Revolution will require is a complete rethink of all of the systems which govern our society. From our economic to our political systems – these will need to be redesigned to be able to handle the radical paradigm shift that has occured in the last couple of years.
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