The ideas about the Fourth Industrial Revolution being punted by the World Economic Forum will fail to contribute to economic growth and job creation, and will amplify existing inequalities.
Even a cursory glance at earlier industrial revolutions will show that they have not been associated with the interests of the working or underclasses.
The world of the fourth industrial revolution looks set to be one dominated by forms of knowledge and industries -- like science and technology -- that have long been dominated by men.
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The governments needs to adjust its agenda to take on board concerns voiced by citizens about the impact of technological changes.
Training providers and employers aren't adapting fast enough to meet the skill needs thrown up by the fourth industrial revolution.
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More innovative teaching and learning is needed to disrupt the current techno talk about the fourth industrial revolution.
We can't simply try to work out what's going to happen during the fourth industrial revolution.
The way humanities disciplines are taught at many universities does not lend itself to ready engagement with a changed and changing world.
Technology is already changing how we live our lives and go about our days. Are we ready with collaborative planning processes so we are not taken by surprise by more profound change?
Talk of the post-industrial society is mostly hype without evidence.
Developing country governments need to give attention to the risks associated with new technologies and develop context-specific responses.