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Excerpts From: “The fourth industrial revolution is upon us – The Washington Post”

November 23, 2017

The fourth industrial revolution is upon us – The Washington Post

“These are visions of a world remade — for the most part, in the next five to 10 years — by technological advances that form a fourth industrial revolution….

Technological disruption in the 21st century is different. Societies had years to adapt to change driven by the steam engine, electricity and the computer. Today, change is instant and ubiquitous. It arrives digitally across the globe all at once.”

“The jobs that artificial intelligence and automation create while destroying outmoded ones often require constant retraining and multiple career and location changes. U.S. employers report that 6.1 million jobs currently sit vacant largely because applicants lack either the skills or mobility needed.”

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