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The evidence of dramatic change is all around us. Are you ready for the 4th Industrial Revolution?

Self-driving cars. Genetic editing. Artificially-intelligent robots. Ubiquitous, mobile super computing. Neuro-technological brain enhancements. The dawn of the 4th industrial revolution is here and it’s happening at exponential speed.

Today, on XFM, we looked at how technology has evolved in the past 500 years. Where we came from, where we are, and the direction of technology in the coming 100 years.


We no longer use spears and arrows to hunt our food but there was a time these tools changed the game for hunter-gatherers - it was essential for their survival.


The invention of the hoe and the domestication of animals changed farming during the agrarian revolution. Much of the tilling labor shifted from humans to rudimentary tools and oxen.


The steam engine ushered in the 1st Industrial Revolution introducing mechanization and mass production.
Electricity ushered in the 2nd Industrial Revolution advancing automation and mass production.
Computing has evolved over the past 50 years but when it was first introduced, computers ushered in the 3rd Industrial Revolution.

With computers came efficiency, speed, and next-level automation. Everything today is connected to a computer in one way or another.


The internet has taken computing to the next level. We are now seeing the confluence and convergence of various technologies.


The dawn of the 4th Industrial Revolution is here. We are working with smart devices that are all getting connected, unlocking more computing power, accuracy, convenience, speed, and automation.

Big Data has taken off. Artificial Intelligence is ubiquitous. Machine Learning is unlocking new frontiers in data analytics and decision making. The evidence of dramatic change is all around us and it’s happening at exponential speed.


The pyramids were built over 4000 years ago. A lot has changed since then. Are you ready for the 4th Industrial Revolution?

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