The Resource The fourth industrial revolution, Klaus Schwab, (electronic resource)

The fourth industrial revolution, Klaus Schwab, (electronic resource)

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The fourth industrial revolution
Title
The fourth industrial revolution
Statement of responsibility
Klaus Schwab
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
World-renowned economist Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, explains that we have an opportunity to shape the fourth industrial revolu?tion, which will fundamentally alter how we live and work. Schwab argues that this revolution is different in scale, scope and complexity from any that have come before. Characterized by a range of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, the developments are affecting all disciplines, economies, industries and governments, and even challenging ideas about what it means to be human. Artificial intelligence is already all around us, from supercomputers, drones and virtual assistants to 3D printing, DNA sequencing, smart thermostats, wear?able sensors and microchips smaller than a grain of sand. But this is just the beginning: nanomaterials 200 times stronger than steel and a million times thinner than a strand of hair and the first transplant of a 3D printed liver are already in development. Imagine "smart factories" in which global systems of manu?facturing are coordinated virtually, or implantable mobile phones made of biosynthetic materials. The fourth industrial revolution, says Schwab, is more significant, and its ramifications more profound, than in any prior period of human history. He outlines the key technologies driving this revolution and discusses the major impacts expected on government, business, civil society and individu?als. Schwab also offers bold ideas on how to harness these changes and shape a better future?one in which technology empowers people rather than replaces them; progress serves society rather than disrupts it; and in which innovators respect moral and ethical boundaries rather than cross them. We all have the opportunity to contribute to developing new frame?works that advance progress. From the Hardcover edition
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schwab, Klaus
Dewey number
338/.064
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HC79.T4
LC item number
S3379 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Technological innovations
  • Technological innovations
  • Technology and civilization
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / General
Label
The fourth industrial revolution, Klaus Schwab, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-184)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 184 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781524758875
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
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1a318443-bafa-4ce9-86fa-96c538e489db
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)967724242
Label
The fourth industrial revolution, Klaus Schwab, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-184)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 184 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781524758875
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
1a318443-bafa-4ce9-86fa-96c538e489db
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)967724242

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