The Fourth Industrial Revolution

  • by Klaus Schwab
  • Narrated by Mr 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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Great listen. lots to take in and think about. kinda scary look into the future. but inspiring too. recommended for business people and futurists. slightly monotone voice but x1.25 works well.
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- Pippa

If you want to understand the future read this

A detailed analysis of the technologies of the future and the impacts that they may have socially and politically. A must read for these confusing and worrying times
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- H Newsam

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-01-2017
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd