The Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

You’ve often heard this expression:  What does it mean and what and when were the other three industrial revolutions?

The first industrial revolutions began in 1784 and was characterised by the introduction of steam and water driven mechanical production equipment.

The second industrial revolution came about from 1870 with the introduction of electricity, mass production and division of labour.

The third industrial revolution began in 1969 with widespread use of electronics, information technology and automated production.

And now the fourth industrial revolution which seems to have engulfed us from no specific date but is characterised by the advent of cyber-physical systems, including roboticsartificial intelligencenanotechnologyquantum computing and biotechnology.

So there you have it!

  • 3 Dec, 2018