The Industrial Revolution led to centuries of social and economic upheaval. Are economists telling us not to worry about workplace automation because things will be better in a couple hundred years?
Smart machines are about to usher in the age of Industry 4.0.
It’s time to update the old agenda of the 19th century: less working time and more money for all, in the form of shorter work days and a universal basic income.
New technologies are developing with exponential velocity, breadth and depth. Their systemic impact is likely to be profound.
If universities work together they are more likely to find creative solutions to problems. Collaboration will allow them to benefit from the global academic community's collective wisdom.
The defining characteristics of our species will make us and our labour relevant in a new era.
Good quality education fuels an economy. South Africa needs to increase its supply of science and technology university graduates. But instead it's lowering the bar, especially when it comes to maths.
A wave of technological innovation has started to fundamentally alter how we make stuff. It signals an era of huge change.
Basic income is a decades-old idea that will help us
harness technology and get a good work-life balance.
We live in changing times. Let's hope the power brokers work out how to manage them.
After steam, electricity and computers come cyber-physical systems: the fourth industrial revolution. A new book by the World Economic Forum's founder foresees a rosy future – but that'll take work.