In the News (inosmi.ru): “According to many Western researchers, the lack of revolutionary technological innovation – is one of the main causes of the current long-term stagnation in the world economy. Over the past 25 years, after the start of the digital revolution (Internet and mobile), we have not made significant technological breakthroughs that have fundamentally affected the economy. …
“The scale of the impact of the three scientific and technological revolutions on the quality of life turned out to be incommensurable: with the first revolution (the creation of the steam engine and the loom in the late 18th – early 19th century), the second (electricity and the internal combustion engine in the late 19th – early 20th centuries) the quality of life changed radically. At the same time, a third, or Digital Revolution (since the 70s of the 20th century), although it has made life more interesting, it did not lead to an increase in real wealth in the West. …
“The Digital Revolution has significantly improved the quality of life worldwide. Human communication, flow of information, services and entertainment – all this is hardly reflected in a ‘rough’ concept as GDP, which operates on purely material ones. The question remains in maintaining the balance between the real and virtual economies.
Indeed, this balance in recent decades has been broken: investors prefer not to work in the real and the financial sector, where they inflate virtual bubbles and do not produce anything. People go into the virtual world and lose their sense of reality, have become Internet dependent and countries print virtual money and build up huge debts.
However, this world is material, and there are still many unresolved financial problems, we can not forget that more than half the population the world has no access to basic benefits of modern civilization, for they have not come and the 2nd stage of the scientific and technological revolution. … Challenges remain: hunger, water shortages, pollution, overpopulation. All this will require a breakthrough innovation in the real economy, for the survival of humanity depends on it.”
My Comment: The last and final innovation will not be a change in the physical world but a change in the person through the Upper Light, as it is written, “I created the evil inclination (the human ego), I created the Torah as a spice for it” (Kiddushin 30b) (Torah = Ohr Makif [Surrounding Light] to fix it).