The Fourth Industrial Revolution includes the challenges of socially responsible engineering and innovation, technology regulation and governance, ensuring the benefits of advanced manufacturing capabilities, and grappling with engineering ethics.
Steam power brought in the first industrial revolution. It was followed by the age of science and mass production, and then the digital revolution. We're now at the beginning of the next phase of dramatic technological expansion and social change—the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
When Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web 30 years ago, he did not expect it to become a divisive force and a platform for criminal abuse. He talks about his mission to clean up the Web.
Don Tapscott is a leading authority on the impact of technology on society and he concludes the Blockchain session with a summary of his most recent observations in the evolving world of technology. He speaks about the need for a new social contract for living in the new digital age, so that you, and only you, are in control of your data and identity, which is technically a basic human right.