Have any of you noticed the way that social media, apps, smartphones and artificial intelligence have changed the way that we interact with each other and relate to each other? It has even changed the way that we do things. In the same way, the worlds of manufacturing, healthcare, agriculture, and governance are being impacted by new “smart” technologies. These technologies will change the way our society works and how we relate to one another at many levels.

Before we try to get a better grasp of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, let us have a look at a timeline of previous industrial revolutions.

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