With risks to our environment so large and so urgent, transformative change is a must. Which is why, and how, the 4IR for the Earth program will play the 4IR – the world’s most rapid period of innovation ever – to our advantage.
Riding today's tech revolution wave
4IR technologies cut across digital, physical and biological domains; think artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT), self-driving vehicles, augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR), and bio-tech including gene editing tools, or nanotechnology.
We really just are at the beginning of the 4IR's beginning. That means we are not too late to do our best to make sure this industrial revolution, unlike its predecessors, is a sustainable one.
While some of the most potentially game-changing and pervasive 4IR solutions have not been invented yet, we have a good idea of some of the 4IR tech-related trends that are looking inevitable over the next 20-30 years. Here’s seven that venture capitalists have front of mind as they look to find the world's most important companies of tomorrow, with examples of the opportunities they present for a sustainable Fourth Industrial Revolution.
The 7 Trends
1. Proliferation of AI.
2. Roll out of automation.
3. Increased tracking and monitoring
4. More sharing
5. More decentralisation
6. More collaboration
7. More experiences
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