First came steam and water power; then electricity and assembly lines; then computerisation… So what comes next?
Technologies are emerging and affecting our lives in ways that indicate we are at the beginning of a Fourth Industrial Revolution, a new era that builds and extends the impact of digitisation in new and unanticipated ways.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is the combination of digital technologies including analytics, artificial intelligence and the internet of things and will affect most aspects of life today, with the potential to disrupt every industry in every country.
As the combination of these digital technologies becomes widely adopted, 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 could be unprecedented.