Moving faster than ever

It took 75 years for 100 million people to get access to the telephone; the gaming app “Pokemon Go” hooked that many users in less than one month in 2016. That is how fast the digital revolution is compared to other transformations.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, being discussed as we look at this type of growth, refers to how technologies like artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles and the internet of things are merging with humans’ physical lives. Think of voice-activated assistants, facial ID recognition or digital health-care sensors.