The 4th Industrial Revolution: Political Economy Overview

Robert D. Atkinson December 15, 2021
December 15, 2021

Rob Atkinson was the keynote speaker at the Ministries of Korea Global Policy Conference on the 4th Industrial Revolution on December 15th, 2021. He discussed the new wave of “connected, automated, and smart” technologies, including myths and facts about the pace of change, the power of the technology, and the role of corporations. He then summarized four ways nations are responding: 

  • Precautionary
  • Mercantilist
  • Laissez Faire
  • “Innovationist”