Historical overview on the Industrial Revolutions

Historical overview of the Industrial Revolutions, The Fourth Industrial Revolution and Burke Systems and Solutions' transformations.
Have you heard of The Fourth Industrial Revolution? We stand on the brink of it that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, relate to one another, and even the way we think. It is going to be unlike anything humankind has ever experienced before. We are staying in front of the new, unclear and vogue era that we only talk about without any clarification what is going to happen soon. However, one thing is clear: the response to it must be integrated and comprehensive, involving all stakeholders of the global polity, from the public and private sectors to academia and civil society.


What happened during all the past revolutions?
The First Industrial Revolution used water and steam power to mechanise production.
The Second Industrial Revolution used electric power to create mass production.
The Third Industrial Revolution used electronics and information technology to automate production.
All previous revolutions are based on the previous ones, where The Fourth Revolution came In the middle of the last century where it is characterised by a fusion of technologies that are blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres.


 

What is the main difference between the Third and Fourth Revolution?

Velocity, scope, and systems impact. The speed of current breakthroughs has no historical precedent. It is evolving at an exponential rather than a linear pace. Furthermore, is it disrupting almost every industry in every country around the Globe? Moreover, the breadth and depth of these changes herald the transformation of entire systems of production, management, and governance.

The most important and significant change between revolutions explained from Klaus Schwab's speech:

"One of the features of this Fourth Industrial Revolution is that it doesn't change what we are doing, but it changes us."

http://youtu.be/khjY5LWF3tg


How is it going to happen?
There are already billions of people using mobile devices and connected with unprecedented processing power, storage capacity, and access to knowledge available in just one click. Do all these possibilities be multiplied by emerging technology breakthroughs in fields such as AI, robotics, the IoT, autonomous vehicles, 3D printing, nanotechnology, biotechnology, material science, energy storage, and quantum computing.


It might sound scary, but the revolutions are coming with breakneck speed and are going to have a massive impact from small to significant changes in our life. Companies and people will become technologically intelligent and smart. Also, the new transformation era is going to flood every industry whether we want it or not.


Burke Systems and Solutions has faced ups and downs for more than 42 years by now, and as Daniel Burke, Michael Burke (son) knows how to bare with all the challenges coming in.
It might be a small local brand, but with a big desire for growth and progress in future. That is the reason Burke became HP Print Premier Partner for NI where it allows the company revolutionise with all innovations coming and being resistant to everything The Fourth Industrial Revolution can suggest.


We are all aware that the IT industry is transforming. Being part of HP community as Print Premier Partner allows us shape and deliver new experiences to all our existing and future customers and their workforce. 

One thing is for sure, if people and companies want to grow and develop, they have to be flexible and innovative walking hand by hand with all the changes and technological transformation on the horizon. 


We are ready for it. What about you?

This article is based on the support from https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/01/the-fourth-industrial-revolution-what-it-means-and-how-to-respond/