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World Economic Forum founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab offers a practical companion and field guide to his previous book, The Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Today, technology is changing everything - how we relate to one another, the way we work, how our economies and governments function, and even what it means to be human. 

One need not look hard to see how the incredible advances in artificial intelligence, cryptocurrencies, biotechnologies, and the Internet of things are transforming society in unprecedented ways. But the fourth industrial revolution is just beginning, says Schwab. And at a time of such tremendous uncertainty and such rapid change, he argues it's our actions as individuals and leaders that will determine the trajectory our future will take.  

We all have a responsibility - as citizens, businesses, and institutions - to work with the current of progress, not against it, to build a future that is ethical, inclusive, sustainable, and prosperous. 

Drawing on contributions from 200 top experts in fields ranging from machine learning to geoengineering to nanotechnology, to data ethics, Schwab equips listeners with the practical tools to leverage the technologies of the future to leave the world better, safer, and more resilient than we found it.

©2018 Klaus Schwab (P)2018 Random House Audio

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Key in to chapters of interest to you

This book was a very detailed assessment of the next world theme. The narrators voice was one note, introductory chapters were significant but high level information not meant for laymen. The chapters on currencies & AI were great. Elon Musk & Cathy Wood devoteès know these concepts as truth!!

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Solid insight into 4IR

Insightful coverage on the 4th industrial revolution. A splendid read book that gives a rather high level insight into the oportunities as well as threats of the 4IR.

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You know something's happening-this helps explain.

Future unfolding told with a a clear and practical point of view. Well conceived, detailed and explained in a way that makes compelling sense to witness history in the making. Highly recommended for those who sense the surging current of technology and need to know where its taking us with or with out us knowing.

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Great follow up on the first book

Excellent sequel to the first book. Especially all the warnings to actors. Inclusion of all participants of the global village is important. Or else you end up with great divide and no progress shared by everyone on this planet. Systems thinking is the norm but still lacking in the palaces of governance unfortunately the pandemic displays this currently. There is always hope