Decoding the Revolution. 0 2498

The fourth industrial revolution, however, is not only about smart and connected machines and systems. Its scope is much wider. Occurring simultaneously are waves of further breakthroughs in areas ranging from gene sequencing to nanotechnology, from renewables to quantum computing. It is the fusion of these technologies and their interaction across the physical, digital and biological domains that make the fourth industrial revolution fundamentally different from previous revolutions.” ― Klaus Schwab ―

I say, there is a change. It was needed and so it happened. The way we look at a half filled glass of water, the reasons we raise a toast to and the numbers we crave today were very different ten years down the memory lane. To get here - 2018 - was not a simple task. It required myriads of people, cultures, ideas and time to come together and perform. What once seemed impossible, was made practical and tenable for the public. One of the many fields that grew massively and was underpinned by science and history is technology. Around 3.5 billion years ago, humans were just equipped with a large brains and four limbs, however size never determined intelligence.

In fact, early humans were at the lowest position in the food chain since they were born as premature, dependent and unintelligent animals. The struggle to reach the top of the chain is another history which reveals the making of stone tools, fire and ways of adaption. So with time, humans evolved and as their neutral networks kept growing and growing, they figured out ways to fight circumstantial crisis and build social ties. It is a long touted and pervasive story that has been narrated from time to time to encourage further developments in the society.

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Fast forwarding to the current scenario, we are midst of a huge transformation regarding manufacturing and remodeling of products in the markets. This transition is being viewed as the fourth revolution and is called the Industry 4.0. The first, second and third revolutions spoke a lot; from the mechanization of plants to the building of computers and adoption of automation and it has all costed a stalwart amount of dedication.

However now the systems are modeled to be termed as smart devices fueled by machine learning algorithms and real-time data. This phase focuses on heavy inter-connectivity and digitization of markets. In the simplest terms, the idea is to enable computers to communicate with each other by building networks and taking decisions with zero human effort involved in the process.

Soon in no time smart factories shall come into existence, making the production process constructive by avoiding maximum wastage, thus also helping a whole lot of other concerned fields which are dependable on factories for development. Smarts devices shall outgrow the term smart with time and experience, the more the exposure to real time data, the smarter the machine gets.

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Once organizations start accepting such factories, their logistics and supply chains will be optimized. Robots built with AI will learn how to take up the work space and perform bench work, voice ideas and demonstrate their decisions. From picking products at a warehouse to getting them ready to ship, autonomous robots can quickly and safely support manufacturers. Today, robots move goods around Amazon warehouses and also reduce costs and allow better use of floor space for the online retailer. These will not only solve business problems but eradicate conventional methodologies of handling information. This is the big picture that scientists, engineers and common folk are thriving towards.

The internet of things is a well developed complicated network of computation and communication however it has made simplicity a reality that serves as a boon in all situations. Not only does this help internal operations, but through the use of the cloud environment where data is stored, equipment and operations can be optimized by leveraging the insights of others using the same equipment or to allow smaller enterprises access to technology they wouldn’t be able to on their own.

“Creating life at the speed of light is part of a new industrial revolution. Manufacturing will shift from centralised factories to a distributed, domestic manufacturing future, thanks to the rise of 3D printer technology.”

― Craig Venter ―

Well let me decode it further by examples that are already in progress and shortly will be available in the markets, there is a smart fridge that simply maintains the quantity and quality of food being stored inside and it alerts the user when there are any signs of reduction and degradation of food. On the other hand, there are smart drones that are used to project official conferences saving time and travel effort during work hours. Similar transitions are imminent in the educational, financial, scientific and marketing sectors.

While industry 4.0 is still under work and is evolving, we might not have the complete picture until we look back 30 years from now, companies who are adopting the technologies realize Industry 4.0’s potential. These same companies are also grappling with how to upskill their current workforce to take on new work responsibilities made possible by Internet 4.0 and to recruit new employees with the right skills.

Psychics already project it in their crystal balls, it’s high time you see it coming, the change.

Written By
Manasvi Bendigeri

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A dream is truer than real life. 0 2606

My head was heavy and it was hurting like crazy. I woke up crying having no idea of what had just happened. I thought about my dream and began to recall each and every event.

So as I drifted off to my sleep an empty dark room began to appear. As I fell deeper into the dream the room became darker and darker and I couldn’t see anything. Suddenly I was stuck in an unknown place all alone where even though I screamed nobody responded and my voice just echoed back to me. I started to walk and I bumped into something. When I touched it, it felt like a chair. So I decided I’d sit down. As I sat down I fell.

I was falling. Tumbling. Dwindling.

God knows what was happening

I was falling through something which seemed like a never ending tunnel.

Gradually the tunnel ended and I fell right on my buttocks. As I looked around, I realized I couldn’t recognize the place.

I walked around trying to find out clues of where I was, but every road, every shop all of it was nameless. I ambled around aimlessly. Gradually I began to feel alone, a feeling which I never had. I was always surrounded by people and now I can’t seem to find a single human being. As time flew by I began to feel hungry so I entered a shop and I realized that the food was available at no cost. I love food and I ate until my stomach was about to explode.

I saw a beggar asking for food,and I could not help him. I felt bad but i also realized that even i don't have anything for myself. As I don't know what to do next, I just started a conversation with him.

I asked him, "Who are you,How did you come to this place?". With a smile, he replied "I was a business man, i had like 5 cars, 7 bikes, 0 friends. I had no one to help me when i was in crisis. My dream was vanished fully and i started roaming aimlessly and I'm here now."

I began to think about myself back at home and how I lived my life. I began to wonder as to why I was stuck in this weird unknown place. What is it that I did wrong and I deserved this punishment of being alone. I realised how big of a spoilt brat I was. I thought about how I didn’t value what I had and was given. I began to think about everything. My mind was running a marathon race but with no direction. It was going crazy. I felt like I was going to explode.

Poof I woke up

I sat down for a while and analysed my dream. I thought about what I was doing in my life and if it was the right way to lead my life.

Dreams are known to take place during the Rapid Eye Movement period also known as REM period. This period varies from person to person causing them to either remember or forget their dreams which is why you may come across some who claim to not dream. Dreams are always confusing. They always give us mixed feelings. Usually after my dreams I don’t remember the whole story just like this one but there is always something I learn out of them. Dreams give us all kinds of mixed feelings. Sometimes they are true and sometimes unrealistic. Usually dreams have a deeper meaning so let us analyse a few dreams.

1)Being trapped means you might need a change or a fresh approach to your life. Look for another job or think about going on a small holiday.

2)Teeth falling out is all about your power and usually means you’re feeling subconsciously repressed or controlled

3)Food items is all about knowledge and feeding your brain. It could also be just about the food items themselves, depending on how important food is to you as a person.

4)Falling is a dream symbol that means you’re thinking about letting go of something you’ve been holding onto for a while now.

5)Finding an empty room in a dream can mean you’re searching for something that you just can’t seem to find. It could be a new area of your life you want to explore.

There are many other such types. In addition to this it is always a good idea to revisit your dream.

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Sriya Chatterjee

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