What does the fourth industrial revolution mean for fashion? In the 18th and 19th centuries, the first and second industrial revolutions fundamentally transformed clothing manufacturing. In the 20th century, the third industrial revolution, in the form of information technology, has revolutionised the way we communicate and consume fashion, forcing the industry to rethink its'broken' system for the digital age. But even as fashion grapples with the far-reaching implications of the Internet, a fourth industrial revolution -- powered by a constellation of new innovations across the physical, digital and biological worlds -- is already driving a new wave of profound change across the global economy. How will the fourth industrial revolution transform fashion?
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MOSCOW – Thousands of Communist party members and supporters have marched across downtown Moscow to mark the centennial of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution even as the Russian government is ignoring the anniversary. Participants in Tuesday's march walked across the city's main Tverskaya Street downtown and rallied in front on the Bolshoi Theater. During Soviet times, Nov. 7 was commemorated as a major state holiday, with grand military parades and demonstrations on Red Square. Russia stopped celebrating it after the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union, but the Communists continue to honor the date. The government's reluctance to recognize the still-polarizing event reflects deep divisions over the revolution in Russian society.
But whether one is optimistic or pessimistic, or feels prepared or not, a revolution is inevitable. And indeed, the fourth industrial revolution appears to be upon us. With the advent of 5G mobile Internet, smaller and more powerful sensors, artificial intelligence and machine learning, this revolution will be as transformational, if not more so, as anything mankind has experienced before. It will change the way we live, work and relate to each other. Artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things, 3D printing, nanotechnology, biotechnology, renewable energy, and quantum computing: such advances are transforming the world faster than we realise.
It's time to drop the cynicism. OK, flying cars may have long disappointed – they are rare, slow, expensive and hampered by the need to morph between car and plane. But a welcome revolution is brewing in the world of personal flight that has a better chance of giving us the freedom flying cars have long promised. If you're laughing out loud at this suggestion, then consider that billionaire Google co-founder Larry Page backs two contenders, reportedly to the tune of 100 million, while global microchip maker Intel throws its weight behind others. This has been a long time coming.