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Africa is Ready for the next wave of digital disruption

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Africa is ready for the next wave of digital disruption


By Veronica Motloutsi – in her personal capacity
While in Kinshasa, a city determined to make a full recovery and heal the scars of years of conflict and civil war, I thought of one thing which is what will make this city leapfrog and readies itself to join other African countries as a fascinating destination.  What kind of innovation while propel this city to move forward.  This is not the challenge only for Kinshasa but for many African cities.
What not to like about a city controlled by enormous robots, complete with arms, legs and smiling faces.



Africa’s socio-economic challenges forces will soon forces the country to be the early adopter of technology.  In the era of digital disruption, Africa, has responded very well in terms of the adoption of new innovation breakthrough.  Our continent is embracing technological, most especially the digital.  This disruption will work in our favour, and sets us apart from other big markets.  …

Veronica Mmakoma Motloutsi: The fourth Industrial Revolution

Veronica Mmakoma Motloutsi: The fourth Industrial Revolution: Introduction According to the World Economic Forum,  We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally al...

The fourth Industrial Revolution

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Introduction

According to the World Economic Forum, We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before. We do not yet know just how it will unfold, but 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.
The First Industrial Revolution used water and steam power to mechanize production. The Second used electric power to create mass production. The Third used electronics and information technology to automate production. Now a Fourth Industrial Revolution is building on the Third, the digital revolution that has been occurring since the middle of the last century. It is characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical,…