The Fourth Industrial Revolution

  • by Klaus Schwab
  • Narrated by Nicholas Guy Smith
  • 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of The Fourth Industrial Revolution by Klaus Schwab, read by Nicholas Guy Smith.
The founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum on how the impending technological revolution will change our lives.
We are on the brink of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. And this one will be unlike any other in human history.
Characterized by new technologies fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, the Fourth Industrial Revolution will impact all disciplines, economies and industries - and it will do so at an unprecedented rate. World Economic Forum data predicts that by 2025 we will see commercial use of nanomaterials 200 times stronger than steel and a million times thinner than human hair; the first transplant of a 3-D-printed liver; 10 percent of all cars on US roads being driverless; and much more besides.
In The Fourth Industrial Revolution, Schwab outlines the key technologies driving this revolution; discusses the major impacts on governments, businesses, civil society and individuals; and offers bold ideas for what can be done to shape a better future for all.


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An unbiased intelligent look at our future.

An unbiased intelligent look at our future. Schwab view of our future is unbiased and informative. By 2025 our world will be a very different place with an abundance of new challenges and fresh ways to live life. This is a well considered view of the new.
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- G. M. J. Langan

Mixed bag.

Was The Fourth Industrial Revolution worth the listening time?

Enduring the constant onslaught of business jargon in this book to try and understand the message it's conveying is like crossing a pond full of leaches to reach a gold bar on the otherside. There is some real value there, but the process may drain the life from you.

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This book discusses some very important concepts and makes salient points about them that will be relevant to everybody. But if I hear any variation of the words collaberative and innovation repeated again to me in the near future I may collapse and die.

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- TK

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-01-2017
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House UK