Technological change? No, Tech Revolution is upon us

A 3D print model of an unborn baby made by an Estonian firm

A 3D print model of an unborn baby made by an Estonian firm

…just as the Industrial Revolution transformed the productive potential of societies in the 19th and 20th centuries, a new wave of technological breakthroughs is reshaping economic and even social dynamics today. The difference is that the impact of this revolution will be even greater.

One outstanding feature of this revolution is the scope and scale of its disruptiveness. The Industrial Revolution occurred relatively slowly, like long waves in the ocean; though it began in the 1780s, its impact was not really felt until the 1830s and 1840s. The current technological revolution, by contrast, hits economies like a tsunami, with little warning and inexorable force.

A must-read article from the founder of the World Economic Forum.
The velocity of technological change has suddenly exploded in the last few years and it is now no exaggeration to call it a tech revolution. So many powerful tech-driven trends are emerging: Big Data, the Sharing Economy, genetic engineering, social media, 3-D printing, robots, job polarisation, driverless cars.

Any person or country not paying attention, not contemplating the ramifications of these trends, risks being left behind, made redundant.


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A dedicated English and GP tutor with First Class Honours from the National University of Singapore, Steven Ooi retired from the profession after a 14-year career during which he was one of the most sought-after private tutors in Singapore. He is the recipient of the Minerva Prize from NUS, which is awarded to the top English Language honours student of each cohort. This website, which has consistently ranked among the top 10 on Google and has received over 530,000 hits, has now been converted into a GP resource site cum listing of recommended tutors. If you are a GP or English tutor who wishes to be listed here, please email Steven Ooi at stevenooi18 @ (remove the spaces). Interested parties will be assessed and interviewed by him, and qualifications will be checked. These procedures are necessary to uphold quality standards. DISCLAIMER: While every reasonable effort has been made to assess the competence and verify the qualifications of recommended tutors here, no guarantees are made and you engage them at your own risk. By using this website, you agree that you will not hold the webmaster Steven Ooi responsible for any consequences — direct or otherwise — that occur in relation with your use of this website.
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