4th Industrial Revolution

These two articles further explain where I believe the Fourth industrial revolution is going. Focusing on the socio-economic and cultural effects, the fourth industrial revolution is following the past with a major effect. The first one, from the late 1700s to mid-1800s, marked the transition from making goods by hand to using machines. The second industrial revolution began in the late 1800s largely as a result of the invention of electricity and ushered in an era of mass production and assembly lines. The introduction of computers and other digital electronics launched the third revolution in the 1950s. The fourth industrial revolution focuses on artificial intelligence, big data, the internet of things and other emerging technologies that fuse the physical, digital and biological worlds. This article from the San Francisco Chronicle outlines what to expect for the future and why we need to be ready. We need to stay optimistic with the future, although failed attempts like the google glasses show promise, technology is moving incredibly fast. The fourth industrial revolution will touch everyone, this means that even farmers in Australia are not immune to the change. The ability to track and grow plants without the normal stress is incredible. The education revolution will change how everyone continues with their everyday life.

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