Internet, Industry 4.0, IT
Thinkpiece No. 35

The Fourth Industrial Revolution — A Misconception

by Andreas Seidel

Previous industrial revolutions had unique characteristics. But what is supposed to be Industry 4.0 or the Fourth Industrial Revolution is just more of the same, but now "faster, networked, more digital". What really is revolutionary is the attempt to force a digital hegemony upon industry. That is more than enough justification to reappraise the role of industry in the economy and society. This thinkpiece offers some starting points.

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