The Fourth Industrial Revolution: trends and impacts on the world of work

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Author: Kim, Sang Yun


The world is at the onset of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). Already we are using 3D printing to manufacture cars, drones to deliver products and even talking with robots. In the late 1990s, the world was shocked by the emergence of Smartphone equipped with computers, phones and cameras. Now, just 20 years later, we are at the brink of using bio-implantable communication devices. The emergence of such new technologies is dynamic, and it is bringing about radical and holistic changes in the way people live, work, and conduct relationship. These changes are found everywhere, not...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Technology; Labour market; Employment; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Technological change; Digital skills; Skill needs; Future; Trend; Workplace change; Occupational structure

Published: Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature Switzerland, 2019

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Pages: pp. 177-194

Related items: TD/TNC 137.1084

ISBN: 9783319945316 (print); 9783319945323 (ebook); 9783319945330 (print and electronic bundle)

Resource type: Book chapter

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 138.367

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