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A sustainable Industry 4.0

  • Sheila Teta Carina

Jakarta   /   Sat, August 24 2019   /  01:03 am

The world continues to experience two dynamic forces that converge: sustainable development and Industry 4.0 force. Both of these forces continue to rearrange and transform the socioeconomic conditions of humanity. However, do we ever wonder what actually may come as the result of these two forces? Can they actually produce a successful marriage and with ease?Let’s try to find it out by weighing the benefits and risks of Industry 4.0 to each of the elements in sustainable development. Industry 4.0, which is synonymous with the use of e-mail, social media, big data, artificial intelligence and blockchain, promises the hope of pushing forward societal progress — and it has proven to do so in many dimensions of sustainable development. According to a report produced by Brookings, the digital economy added 3.5 percent to the total global gross domestic product in 2014. In addition to add...