ESSAY CONTEST: WHAT DOES THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION MEAN FOR YOU?
Hello, future: A human-like robot named “Pepper” welcomes customers at a Tokyo bank.
The eighteenth century’s cotton looms and steam engines overturned the way the world worked in the first industrial revolution. Then came mass production, with the efficient factories of the early twentieth century changing the nature of labour. Then the computer age, as PCs gradually shrank from the size of a room to something that would fit in the palm of your hand.
And now we’re in the middle of the most profound and fast-moving economic shift of them all. Man and machine are converging, digitization is disrupting everything, new technologies are emerging more quickly than we can imagine them, let alone think up the rules to govern their use. This is the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a new era where we will be able to 3D-print both livers and guns.
What does this change mean to you? Can you provide a concrete example of how the Fourth Industrial Revolution will play out in your community, your industry, or even in your family? What should we do to manage its risks and reap its rewards?
We are inviting essay submissions of up to 500 words on the theme of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Shortlist essay writers will be shared with ‘Society of Industrial Engineering Students – Nepal’ website (www.soiesnepal.org) and promoted across our social media as well.
Please follow these steps:
- Write ‘What does the fourth Industrial Revolution mean for you?’ in the subject line.
- Email your essays to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
- The deadline for submissions is on January 20th, 2016 (midnight) . The shortlist will be announced on Facebook on January 29th.
Society of Industrial Engineering Students – Nepal
Innovation. Industry. Prosperity.
Note: This contest was organized by the World Economic Forum previously.