Industrial revolutions a shared responsibility.

Byline: Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori

Every historical milestone served as a basis for the next. Much talk is going on in the global literature about the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which has begun to change almost everything in our lives. Although we are at the beginning of this revolution, yet a group of experts and sociologists are urging the pace to accelerate the next inevitable development, represented by the so-called Fifth Industrial Revolution, so what is the story? Every historical milestone served as a basis for the next. The steam engines that launched the first industrial revolution paved the way for the boom of industry supported by electricity, combustion engines, and steel processing in what became known as the second industrial revolution which, in turn, established automation and computing in the last quarter of the 20th century (the third revolution). The computer was the basis of today's revolution of artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of things, blockchain, digital currencies, and others, known as the fourth industrial revolution. Despite the expenses of each revolution, the wheel of development did not stop but rather continued steadily. However, discussions in prestigious forums about the implications of digital technology and massive industrialisation indicates the urgent need for global efforts parallel to these developments for major transformations that lead to humanity's prosperity and development. From here arose the sustainable development goals...

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