‘In this book, Klaus Schwab and the World Economic Forum contribute significantly to one of the most important issues of our time – how to move forward in the Fourth Industrial Revolution’ Jack Ma, Executive Chairman, Alibaba Group Holding, People’s Republic of China
‘It’s no secret that technologies are reshaping the world’s economies and societies. To manage the risks and spread the benefits, we have to act now, and in the interest of stakeholders everywhere’ Andrew McAfee, Co-Founder, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, MIT, USA
We are on the brink of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. And this one will be unlike any other in human history.
Characterized by new technologies fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, the Fourth Industrial Revolution will impact all disciplines, economies and industries – and it will do so at an unprecedented rate. World Economic Forum data predicts that by 2025 we will see: commercial use of nanomaterials 200 times stronger than steel and a million times thinner than human hair; the first transplant of a 3D-printed liver; 10% of all cars on US roads being driverless; and much more besides.
In The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Schwab outlines the key technologies driving this revolution, discusses the major impacts on governments, businesses, civil society and individuals, and offers bold ideas for what can be done to shape a better future for all.
‘The technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are extraordinary. Leadership has to be equally extraordinary to manage the complexities of systemic change’ Eric Schmidt, Technical Advisor, Alphabet, USA