Sikander Bizenjo

Sikander Bizenjo

The writer is a development economist and a member of the Global Shapers Community – an initiative of the World Economic Forum. He currently leads the Urban Youth Project at the Karachi School of Business and Leadership (KSBL). He tweets @sikanderbizenjo (twitter.com/sikanderbizenjo)

Can Pakistan reap the benefits of the fourth industrial revolution?

The fourth industrial revolution or 4IR, for short, is altering human development through the advent of rapid-progressive technology. The Internet of Things (IoT), AI powered computers and big data are just some of the manifestations of this technological transformation. In simple terms, the 4IR is the amalgamation of the digital, physical and biological aspects of our daily lives. This was preceded by a digital revolution which primarily involved computers and information technology. What differentiates 4IR from its predecessor is the speed of the relevant technologies and its expansive effects on our day to day lives. Unfortunately, developing economies such as Pakistan ...

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