What Is The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)?
Future Technology Today
“We are at the beginning of a revolution that is fundamentally changing the way we live, work and relate to one another” (Klaus Schwab)
The pace of technological change and new innovations has seen a major leap forward in recent years, with many indications that this is likely to speed-up rapidly over the coming decade. As with the coming of the steam engine, the microchip, the World Wide Web and mobile phones, these new technologies are going to fundamentally change the way everyone live their lives. This coming period has been coined the Fourth Industrial Revolution or 4IR.
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Schwab, Klaus. The Fourth Industrial Revolution, World Economic Forum, 2017. Online.