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The machines first, the human after?

The Fourth Industrial Revolution / Repaint the Future! Your Guide to a Sustainable Tomorrow
Forfatter: Klaus Schwab/Erik Rasmussen
Forlag: Gyldendal/Sustainia (Danmark/Danmark)
Artificial intelligence cannot replace social knowledge and competence, as it is inferior to human judgment and always will be.


A transformation of humanity – nothing less! After two imperialist wars, and then more than half a century of reconstruction. In the field of tension between two civilizations' competition to achieve hegemony, the world now faces a human revolution.

At the beginning of a new year, the economic and political elite has every year since 1971 made a pilgrimage to the small Swiss mountain town of Davos to, among other things, take a look at The State of the World and to identify the golden opportunities. The latest Global Risk Report prepared for the occasion is used as a background.

At the head of the organization that attracts the elite to Davos, the World Economic Forum (WEF) every year, stands Klaus Schwab. In the book The Fourth Industrial Revolution (hereinafter FIR) he describes the background and content of what he thinks is an upcoming transformation of humanity.

Teknologiudviklingen. Dear child has many names, and synonymous with FIR Often mentioned are "Industry 4.0", "Machine-to-machine" and "Internet of Things". The use of the steam engine in England, steelmaking, electricity and the chemical industries in Germany and the US as well as automation of production by means of electronics and IT systems have led to FIR and its technological innovations with the use of cyberphysical systems to deal with new complexity.

The international institutions established after the Second World War, with the subsequent neoliberalism and the 2008 financial crisis, have forced the nations into unprecedented complex crisis and development scenarios, where FIR pretending to open doors to a new world with a new economic recovery.

In Denmark – according to the EU a digital pioneering country – a Singularity University (as the only one outside the US) is in the process of being set up, a Disruption Council has to make recommendations regarding the future labor market and the engineers have set up their very own SI-RI Commission (SIRI – Apple's intelligent personal assistant).

For the competitive state and the labor market. . .

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