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The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Klaus Schwab

World-renowned economist Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, explains that we have an opportunity to shape the fourth industrial revolu­tion, which will fundamentally alter how we live and work. Schwab argues that this revolution is different in scale, scope and complexity from any that have come before. Characterized by a range of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, the developments are affecting all disciplines, economies, industries and governments, and even challenging ideas about what it means to be human. Artificial intelligence is already all around us, from supercomputers, drones and virtual assistants to 3D printing, DNA sequencing, smart thermostats, wear­able sensors and microchips smaller than a grain of sand. But this is just the beginning: nanomaterials 200 times stronger than steel and a million times thinner than a strand of hair and the first transplant of a 3D printed liver are already in development. Imagine "smart factories" in which global systems of manu­facturing are coordinated virtually, or implantable mobile phones made of biosynthetic materials. The fourth industrial revolution, says Schwab, is more significant, and its ramifications more profound, than in any prior period of human history. He outlines the key technologies driving this revolution and discusses the major impacts expected on government, business, civil society and individu­als. Schwab also offers bold ideas on how to harness these changes and shape a better future-one in which technology empowers people rather than replaces them; progress serves society rather than disrupts it; and in which innovators respect moral and ethical boundaries rather than cross them. We all have the opportunity to contribute to developing new frame­works that advance progress. From the Hardcover edition.

World-renowned economist Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, explains that we have an opportunity to shape the fourth industrial revolu­tion, which will fundamentally alter how we live and work. Schwab argues that this revolution is different in scale, scope and complexity from any that have come before. Characterized by a range of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, the developments are affecting all disciplines, economies, industries and governments, and even challenging ideas about what it means to be human. Artificial intelligence is already all around us, from supercomputers, drones and virtual assistants to 3D printing, DNA sequencing, smart thermostats, wear­able sensors and microchips smaller than a grain of sand. But this is just the beginning: nanomaterials 200 times stronger than steel and a million times thinner than a strand of hair and the first transplant of a 3D printed liver are already in development. Imagine "smart factories" in which global systems of manu­facturing are coordinated virtually, or implantable mobile phones made of biosynthetic materials. The fourth industrial revolution, says Schwab, is more significant, and its ramifications more profound, than in any prior period of human history. He outlines the key technologies driving this revolution and discusses the major impacts expected on government, business, civil society and individu­als. Schwab also offers bold ideas on how to harness these changes and shape a better future-one in which technology empowers people rather than replaces them; progress serves society rather than disrupts it; and in which innovators respect moral and ethical boundaries rather than cross them. We all have the opportunity to contribute to developing new frame­works that advance progress. From the Hardcover edition.
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World-renowned economist Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, explains that we have an opportunity to shape the fourth industrial revolu­tion, which will fundamentally alter how we live and work. Schwab argues that this revolution is different in scale, scope and complexity from any that have come before. Characterized by a range of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, the developments are affecting all disciplines, economies, industries and governments, and even challenging ideas about what it means to be human. Artificial intelligence is already all around us, from supercomputers, drones and virtual assistants to 3D printing, DNA sequencing, smart thermostats, wear­able sensors and microchips smaller than a grain of sand. But this is just the beginning: nanomaterials 200 times stronger than steel and a million times thinner than a strand of hair and the first transplant of a 3D printed liver are already in development. Imagine "smart factories" in which global systems of manu­facturing are coordinated virtually, or implantable mobile phones made of biosynthetic materials. The fourth industrial revolution, says Schwab, is more significant, and its ramifications more profound, than in any prior period of human history. He outlines the key technologies driving this revolution and discusses the major impacts expected on government, business, civil society and individu­als. Schwab also offers bold ideas on how to harness these changes and shape a better future-one in which technology empowers people rather than replaces them; progress serves society rather than disrupts it; and in which innovators respect moral and ethical boundaries rather than cross them. We all have the opportunity to contribute to developing new frame­works that advance progress. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Nicholas Guy Smith

Length:

5h 33m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:34


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:17


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:13


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:24


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:35


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:16


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:19


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:46


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:27


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:49


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:42


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:34


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:12


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:44


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:49


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:32


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:12


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

09:17


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:08


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:22


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:06


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:39


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:37


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:40


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:20


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:12


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:14


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:58


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:20


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

00:34