Digital Energy Festival ponders 5IR, purpose and social impact in Africa

Africa will have to facilitate its own growth and development in order to fulfil its potential and create prosperity for her children. This is according to Simon Gosling, MD of Energynet.
 
Gosling was speaking at a masterclass entitled: “ The 5IR, Energy, and Humanity,” that took place on the 20th October at the Digital Energy Festival. The masterclass was a precursor of the Digital African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa, which kicked off today and will end on the 26 October.
 
Gosling began by challenging the view of the 5th Industrial Revolution as an actual revolution. It's not a revolution, it's an evolution because we are taking all these amazing technological achievements from the 4th Industrial Revolution and layering the impact on welfare and socio economic development, he said.

“The 5th Industrial Revolution looks at what the 4th Industrial Revolution has achieved, celebrates it,  and has started to layer in how those technologies are going to enable people to find their own education and their own path forward, and really kinda layer in human capital development and purpose,” he said.

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