Fourth Industrial Revolution
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Yesterday while talking about the World Economic Forum and the gathering of global elites at Davos, Switzerland, I mentioned the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The term has been used to describe the remarkable changes in our world that have already taken place and will take place in the future. Here is how one article (Everything You Need to Know About the Fourth Industrial Revolution) describes the history.

The First Industrial Revolution started in Britain around 1760 and was powered by the steam engine. The Second Industrial Revolution came roughly one century later and was characterized by mass production in new industries like steel, oil, and electricity. The Third Industrial Revolution started in the 1960s and has given us personal computers and the Internet. It also opened the way to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which includes big data, robotics, and artificial intelligence.

Klaus Schwab is the head of the World Economic Forum. He believes that these technological changes will have a disruptive impact on the social, political, and economic areas of our lives. Their printed materials predict that the Fourth Industrial Revolution “represents a fundamental change in the way we live, work, and relate to one another. It is a new chapter in human development, enabled by extraordinary technology advances commensurate with those of the first, second, and third industrial revolutions.”

Who is going to guide this new industrial revolution? The global elites who gather at Davos, Switzerland have an answer: they are. These leaders in government and business are discussing these important issues, while members of Congress, the Parliament, and other legislative bodies seem to be ignoring them.

It’s time for our elected leaders to get in the game, and it’s time for all of us to speak out.
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