Do you know what the Fourth Industrial Revolution means to you? The way you work? The way you live? The way you communicate? If you don’t, then you are exposing yourself to a significant disadvantage.
Founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, Professor Klaus Schwab spells out the revolution, “We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before.”
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is unlike its siblings. While the previous revolutions improved production, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is democratizing production. It is creating a tapestry of disruptions across the physical, digital, and biological domains.
Here are a few current examples:
- Google and its autonomous car.
- Cisco and Smart Cities.
- IBM’s artificial intelligence, Watson.
- 3-D printing which brings the promise of production to every home.
As with any revolution, there are challenges and opportunities. The video below paints a possible future peppered with the possibilities for humanity. While the possibilities are exponential, it’s your responsibility to shape a future where you are empowered to guide the evolution of the Fourth Industrial Evolution.