Within the last three centuries, technology has advanced at unprecedented speeds. In the late 18th Century, James Watt's steam engine went from pumping out mines to also powering machines. By the early 21st Century, the internet was now mainstream. The continuous upheaval took place over what historians classify as 3 separate, distinctly recognized Industrial Revolutions--the first of which began around 1760, with the latest having commenced in the 1980s and still lasting into the present day.
But many argue that whatever progress has been made so far will pale when compared to the transformative innovation to come; a Fourth Industrial Revolution seems to be on the horizon. What do you the rest of you think of this, when is it likely to start/end, and what kinds of changes might it bring?
Post by alternatehistoryfox on Nov 25, 2020 3:26:28 GMT
There isn't a fourth industrial revolution, anyone telling you that is building it on the assumption that the current revolution is the same as a rest in a logical fallacy that will cost many lives. What we're in is best described as the automation revolution... and it tells the industrial revolutions where to stuff it.