Economic Environments Of The West: Problems, Puzzles, And The 4th Industrial Revolution

Economic Environments of the West: Problems, Puzzles, and the 4th Industrial Revolution

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Question 1  

The so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution is characterized by a range of new technologies: Ubiquitous, mobile supercomputing. Intelligent robots. Self-driving cars. Neuro-technological brain enhancements. Genetic editing. Collectively,these technologies are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, impacting all disciplines, economies and industries, and even challenging ideas about what it means to be human.

Expectedly, these technologies will influence outcomes differently in different places. In your estimation, please explain who you think will likely benefit more from the Fourth Industrial Revolution: the established economies of the West, such as United States, Japan, and Germany, or emerging economies of Asia, Africa and South America.

Question 2

Artificial intelligence, if headlines are anything to go by, promises to herald either a wonderful new age of possibility or harkens the beginning of the machine world —and once set in motion, one eventuality will happen, either with or without us

Some see a day where “robots,” powered by artificial intelligence, move from the factory floor into the C-suite—essentially, One can see a scenario where a robot, turbocharged w

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