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The surprising stumbling block to technological progress: human rights

The fourth industrial revolution is upon us. The combination of enhanced computational power and extensive digital connectivity is leading to ground-breaking innovations – from implantable technologies to 3D printing and driverless cars – which blur the lines between the physical, biological and digital worlds. These and similar developments will disrupt the way in which people work, governments function and companies operate.

In his book covering the topic, World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab describes the enormous opportunities offered by this revolution, including the personalization of medicine and the universalization of education. But he mentions some factors that may prevent this potential from being realized. FULL STORY

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