Dr Michio Kaku: what is the fourth industrial revolution and what does it mean for humanity?

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The first industrial revolution was the invention of the steam engine, the second was the spread of electricity. One has to include the application of silicon technology to commonplace devices, or more commonly, the invention of the transistor. And what is the fourth industrial revolution that will change our world again?

You can probably guess what this invention is all about. It’s artificial intelligence. In his lecture, interspersed with funny anecdotes from the life of theoretical physicists and their impact on human life, Dr. Michio Kaku talks about the extent to which artificial intelligence will affect our daily lives.

By the way, I would like to recommend to you a book by Dr. Michio Kaku, which made a huge impression on me a few years ago. It’s “The Physics of Impossible Things,” in which the author describes several inventions, from teleportation to telekinesis, that haven’t yet been developed, but which would turn our world upside down in a completely revolutionary way. You absolutely must read it.

Going back to Dr. Michio Kaku’s lecture on the fourth industrial revolution, if you watch the video below, you will learn how the economy will change in the age of artificial intelligence, how we will travel and what products we will buy, what will be important to us and why. However, there is one thing I cannot agree with – Dr. Michio Kaku says that when artificial intelligence takes our jobs, humans will be left with several roles, including the role of leader. Whether the role of leader or manager, it won’t stay just for humans for long.

Why? If only for the reason he says – we will eventually turn the Internet into Brainnet, to remain a digitized part of the network forever.