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The fourth industrial revolution is transforming the global economy and shining a light on several yawning dichotomies: hope versus fear, the haves versus the have nots, and “digital dividends” versus “digital divides.” These issues fueled a lively debate for a stellar panel of guests at 2016’s World Economic Forum. getAbstract recommends the experts’ optimistic – though meandering – discussion to the world’s government, corporate and NGO leaders.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the fourth industrial revolution is unfolding,
  • How developing countries can adopt the third and fourth industrial revolutions concurrently, and
  • What companies and countries are doing to achieve universal connectivity.
 

About the Speakers

Andrew Sorkin is a New York Times columnist. Paul Kagame is the president of Rwanda. Satya Nadella is CEO of Microsoft. Sheryl Sandberg is COO of Facebook. Anand Mahindra is the chairman of Mahindra Group. Zachary Bookman is the CEO of OpenGov, which offers technology solutions to local governments.

 

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The fourth industrial revolution is transforming the economy, society and “the very essence of human nature.” Critics fear the changes will eliminate jobs and raise inequality. Yet some global corporate and government leaders are confident that, with effort, the fourth industrial revolution can foster...

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