Then rush to the latest annual Economist Intelligence Unit prognostications, available in our publications folder.
The Innovation Advisory of the Warren Centre, of which I am co-chair with Christine Chen, has offered some interesting thoughts on what companies need to do to get fit and resilient. Read more at https://thewarrencentre.org.au/resilient-businesses-building-businesses-maximise-innovation/ and https://thewarrencentre.org.au/resilient-businesses-building-businesses-maximise-innovation-part-2/
We are seeing regular references, and exhortations from politicians (who would know nothing), to join the Industry 4.0 revolution before its too late. What is it? ever-ready Wikipedia tells us
- shifting the focus of 4IR from military and advertising to ends that really matter – healthcare, mobility and education
- shifting participation; development is largely hidden away in the big IT companies, and governments who will knee-jerk “commercial in confidence”; open it up to all.
- humanising 4IR – most of the focus is on the worst human traits – exploitation, demonisation, exclusion; turn its undoubted capacities to the human needs to care, cure and relate
- Proponents of 4IR ignore the long history of the complementary innovations that are needed to connect new technological capabilities to human needs.
To learn more about the taming of 4IR, go tohttps://www.nesta.org.uk/blog/how-can-fourth-industrial-revolution-be-made-good