The Fourth Industrial Revolution Or The First Spiritual One?

Dr. Michael LaitmanOpinion (Foreign Affairs): “Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab, … explains that the fourth industrial revolution ‘is characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres.’

“‘The speed of current breakthroughs has no historical precedent. When compared with previous industrial revolutions, the Fourth is evolving at an exponential rather than a linear pace. Moreover, it is disrupting almost every industry in every country. And the breadth and depth of these changes herald the transformation of entire systems of production, management, and governance,’ writes Schwab. ‘We must develop a comprehensive and globally shared view of how technology is affecting our lives and reshaping our economic, social, cultural, and human environments. There has never been a time of greater promise, or one of greater potential peril,’ he urges. …

“In recent years, an influential strain of techno-optimism has promoted the idea that ‘humanity stands on the verge of breakthroughs in information technology, robotics, and artificial intelligence that will dwarf what has been achieved in the past two centuries,’ writes Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator for the Financial Times. Others, he notes, warn of ‘great dangers, including those of soaring unemployment and inequality.’ But is all the hype justified? ‘The answer is no,’ Wolf argues.”

My Comment: The revolution is in understanding a new picture of the world that will change all the values of humanity and reshape its consciousness. People will not live for the sake of work. The existence of the human body will not be primary, but will be a means for attaining the spiritual level, the highest eternal existence; people will not be egoistic, but will have an altruistic attitude toward the world.

Our development will necessarily lead us to this new level. This picture has been revealed to the Kabbalists and it should begin to be revealed to the masses in this generation.

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