About the 2016 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting
The 2016 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting is coming up soon. 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
- WEF are inviting essay submissions of up to 900 words on the theme of the fourth industrial Revolution
- A shortlist of five essays will be published on the World Economic Forum’s Agenda blog platform, which is read by 1.5 million people a month
- The winning essay will be shared with delegates at Davos and promoted across WEF social media channels during the meeting, while the winner will receive a signed copy of professor Klaus Schwab’s book
December 31, 2016
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