The Fourth Industrial Revolution is the fourth major industrial era since the initial Industrial Revolution of the 18th century. It is characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres, collectively referred to as cyber-physical systems. The Fourth Industrial Revolution builds upon the innovation of the Third Industrial Revolution to revolutionize industries all over the globe such as:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Internet of Things
  • Self-Driving vehicles
  • Nanotechnology
  • Renewable Energy
  • Quantum Computing
  • Biotechnology

Because of this explosion of new fields, new markets will emerge which will require a new set of skills for employment. Increasingly smart robots will take over some jobs, and jobs that did not exist before will be in demand. However, robots are unable to tap into human characteristics such as empathy and creativity and therefore, according to the World Economic Forum, there are 10 skills you will need in 2020 because even though Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of things are slowly taking over, human interpretation and intuition will still remain necessary.

There top 10 skills are listed as follows:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Creativity
  • People Management
  • Service Orientation
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Negotiation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Coordinating with others
  • Cognitive Flexibility

Having read everything here, are you ready for the looming and inevitable Fourth Industrial Revolution?