The Fourth Industrial Revolution has arrived. Comments on Moll (S Afr J Sci. 2023;119(1/2), Art. #12916)

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https://doi.org/10.17159/sajs.2023/15429

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Fourth Industrial Revolution, digital technologies, COVID-19, higher education

Abstract

This Commentary is a response to Moll (S Afr J Sci. 2023;119(1/2), Art. #12916) who refutes the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and its impact. As this Commentary demonstrates, there is a case to be made that the 4IR constitutes a revolution and that the limitation at the level of pure technology can be refuted as a revolution is based on its wider impact. While the 4IR can be classified as an evolution of the Third Industrial Revolution, its scale, scope and complexity denote a revolution of its own.

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Published

2023-01-24

How to Cite

Marwala, T. (2023). The Fourth Industrial Revolution has arrived. Comments on Moll (S Afr J Sci. 2023;119(1/2), Art. #12916). South African Journal of Science, 119(1/2). https://doi.org/10.17159/sajs.2023/15429

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Discussions on 4IR Commentary