Is there a 4th Industrial Revolution? If so, what are its effects?

Secret classified!

Oops, a revolution, …… an industrial revolution

that does not exist at all!

“Industry 4.0” is a marketing term that is also used in science communication and stands for a “future project” of the German Federal Government.

The so-called fourth industrial revolution is characterized by individualization or Hybridization of the products and the integration of customers and business partners into the business processes….as far as the Gabler economy lexicon.

But why am I saying that doesn’t exist?Easy. because God knows nothing more about industry.Surely a revolution, and that means a drastic change, but not an industrialone !

In this phase, the focus will be on the increasing digitization of earlier analog techniques and the integration of cyber-physical systems.Many companies have long since stopped producing in stock, producing many products on demand or according to actual demand. Just-in-time strategies have been implemented thanks to the continuous development in information processing and technology.In addition to the ever-faster production, progress has also been made in the field of environmental and occupational health and safety.

Classic industries such as the construction industry are further digitised and new forms of communication are created even everyday objects and packaging are connected to the Internet by means of bar codes.This is AI and nothing else. Production, that was once and is for emerging markets. The largest and most valuable companies in the world are far away from any industry we imagined.They are, in principle, information trading houses. Who are the 10 most valuable companies in the world?

Nix with SAP, nothing with Siemens, nothing with VW and Mercedes, nothing with…… NIX with INDUSTRY

Let’s take GOOGLE (search now under Alphabet please).

Key services include:

  • Search engines
  • Videos
  • Cards
  • Messages
  • E鈥憁ail
  • Websites
  • Social networks
  • Messaging
  • Translation
  • Office Suite
  • Operating Systems and Browsers

So there’s nothing about industry!

So let us not let ourselves be dragged through the arena with the ring through the NAse and chase down false terms: let us call it what it is and should be.

The intelligent networking of people and production in the smart factory of the future offers enormous potential for added value and enables new ways of individual work design. (I have written this off from an industry association… VDMA). (… ) . That sounds chic, doesn’t it!Well, then let the formulations take your heart’s work………

Intelligent networking is the connection of humans to AI. In the past, cyborg (Wikipedia) would have been said, but today!IIIEH!

Level 1

Level 2

And the two communicate on a non-verbal level without man noticing directly.

AI is an additional arm….or perceptual organ. He thinks about the time… and knows them, he wants to know how warm it is, and knows it. He wants to know his blood sugar level, and knows it. great!

The Intelligent Products (through IoT) are goods that are identifiable, localizable and interchangeable at any time; they themselves recognize their history, their current state as well as the possible options on the way to product finishing and know when to“break”.This is also called obsolescence.Then the mixer says: Next time I am defective, I have already ordered replacements from Amazon, the special waste is also informed and picks me up to the recycling yard. Will be debited to your pay-pal account.” But maybe they don’t want to break down any more?The extended guarantee fee is paid separately and he forgot… Lach..

In addition, the Smart Factory (production systems) are networked with business processes within the company as well as with external value-added networks worldwide and determine themselves

Their manufacturing locations, machines, equipment, distribution routes and logistics systems are increasingly being used in cyber-physical systems (CPS) worldwide.

….. and to this new intelligent and location-independent minimal production, in which all objects control each other through the independent exchange of data and information and industrial processes in engineering, material use and production Adaptsupply chain and life cycle management independently, enabling people to create individual work. How does the Federal Ministry of Education and Research write this in its brochure(…) so beautifully “……… new forms of work such as cloud computing, open innovation, outsourcing of subtasks (crowdsourcing) call into question existing forms of production and division of labour.”

As with Uber, for example,

How did I say otherwise: Brave New World!

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