The world is at the brink of the anticipated transformation from the digital perspective that is orchestrated by the 4th industrial revolution. Even though numerous benefits are anticipated with the increased efficiency and effective service delivery, the fourth industrial revolution presents numerous problems and challenges to the public administration. One of the concerns is that not many developing nations have the needed resources or the materials needed to execute these technological advancements. The problems go beyond the social disruptions of the social disruptions of the values and the challenges that confront the government. The government has been massively affected by the inventions of the fourth industrial revolution. The problems that engulf the government also include the threats that he 4th industrial real violation to the government. Despite all these, the government has to embrace the fourth industrial revolution based on the capacities and the potential that new inventions hold on the continuous improvements in terms of the global economy. The fourth industrial revolution is also known as there (4IR) is an era that is occupied by significant industrial changes and technological advancements. This is the era where people experience artificial intelligence. The first industrial revolution started in the 18th with the introduction of the steam engines to make work easier. The second, third and fourth generations have also been full of innovations, some of which have been more objective than others. The fourth industrial revolution is occupied by numerous characteristics that are different from their experiences within the initial stages. One of the most common characteristics is the fusion of technology that has formed a visible line between digital spheres, physical and biological spheres (World Economic Forum, 2016, 4). This era of the industrial revolution is accompanied by numerous changes known as a cyber-physical system. The emergence of technology has marked the breakthrough of different fields including artificial intelligence, quantum physics, and biotechnology. Internet, as well as industrial manufacturers of nanotechnology, are some of the basic examples that have been witnessed through this period. Different scientists have called this age to be the second age and the new technological advancement age, which reflects the artificial intelligence and digitalization of the world. The whole economy has changed broad width advancement in biological ideas seen at different eras. Despite the many positives that come with the fourth revolution, it also presents many other challenges and disadvantages that it presents to the people (Carvalho, Chaim, Cazarini, and Gerolamo, 2018, 672). Some of the positives associated with it include the transformation of the entire production system as well as their management and governance. It has also changed the way security is viewed from the beginning and when it was done physically and on an annual basis up to the time that security has become more advanced for the layman to understand. Emerging technology such as artificial intelligence and robot have created unemployment and has come with numerous disadvantages that have been mentioned in various forums. Is these disadvantages that make the fourth wave of industrial revolution an idea that is still not accepted by everyone depending on how they are viewing it. This paper aims to analyze the changes in the 4th industrial revolution and how it has changed people’s lives.
The main aim of the research is to identify the distinctive features if the fourth industrial revolution and the effects that it has had on the governmental and public administration. The research will show reasons why governments need to embrace the innovations in the fourth industrial revolution to improve service delivery and improve the lives of the people.
The following objectives will act as guidelines in conducting this research:
The following research questions have been developed to guide the conduction of this research to create a focus on the themes within the questions.
This research has numerous significance in various academic institutions as well as the public sectors. Through studying the impact of the 4th industrial revolution and how these changes took place, it becomes easier to fit into the system and make maximum use of these changes in the set. The research will help gain an understanding of the application of modern technologies in management and public administration. Through studying the operations of the 4th industrial revolution, the student can understand the issues within the United Arab Emirates and other colleges that are within the Middle East. This research can help society as a whole to contribute to the success of the country by making full use of the new ideas of the fourth industrial revolution. For the countries that have been effective in engaging with the citizens, several technologies within the fourth industrial revolution can even improve on the interaction thereby allowing the citizens to actively participate in the government operations, including digital surveillance participation.
The industrial revolution has undergone numerous changes through time. From the first steam engine that allowed the turbines to move around to make work easier to the time when people depend on artificial intelligence public administration, the changes have been significant to the people’s lives. The first industrial revolution took place from the start of the 18th century to the later stages of the eighteenth century. According to (Romero et al., 2016, 29), this era of the industrial revolution was mainly witnessed in Europe and two significant parts of North America. It was a time when the agrarian revolution that took place with various rural societies starting to build industries. The changes through time could allow the people to adjust to the demands in the society (Liu, 2017, 5). At the time, textile and iron industries were the main components of development together with steam engines that were major parts of the industrial revolution. When it comes to the second industrial revolution, it started from the year 1870 and ended before the first world war in the year 1914 (Colombo, Karnouskos, Kaynak., Shi, and Yin, 2017, 6). This second revolution was mainly marked by the massive growth of industries including the steel industry and others such as electricity. Electric power was discovered at this time and was mainly used to increase production that benefits the people and improves the growth in the industries. Several technological advancements could be noted during this time including photographs, telephones and light bulbs. When it comes to the third industrial revolution, this was the beginning of the digital age. The digital revolution involved advancement in technology where people moved from analog electronics to devices that were operated using digital means.
The change from the third to the fourth industrial revolution took the shortest time between the two. The period started to be witnessed in the during the 1980s after early 2000 according to (Jones, and Pimdee, 2017, 4). Majority of the innovations were changing from physical technology to the digital operations. The major advancement during this age was the invention of the internet and the increased use of personal computers together with information communication and technology. The fourth industrial revolution expanded on the digital revolution that represents how technology can be embedded in a society and even form part of the human body. The fourth industrial revolution was the beginning of a technological breakdown that was applied in making artificial intelligent robots and the use of quantum computers (Leydesdorff, 2018, 16). Numerous characteristics are crucial in describing this era. It is also occupied by numerous other interventions including autonomous vehicles (Morrar, Arman, and Mousa, 2017, 12).
Numerous resources were part of these revolutions. Oil and electricity facilitated the programs has allowed mass production throughout the second and first industrial revolution. Information technology and electronic production were the reasons behind the success or the third industrial revolution with numerous ideas working perfectly. The industrial revolution is in many ways seen to be different and is a separate event that allows for a series of events that builds on innovation and advanced forms of production.
The major changes have been witnessed in the 4th industrial revolution include the developments of the fields that had been disjointed previously. These innovations include into-area and artificial intelligence. The machine learning together with the robotics have changed the way companies perform their functions. Nanotechnology, 3D printing together with the genetical biotechnology have been part of the general evolution. In relation to the development of various advancements in the application in the government, different innovations have been seen. Despite the serious threats that they pose to the government in terms of the business and the labor market, the needed skillset has always remained a problem despite not affecting the applications of the technologies.
The major infects of the 4th industrial revolution on institutions and economies cannot be quantified because of the challenges that it has also brought to the same development and economy. The transformation of people’s interaction and work have also given new dimensions to defining an economic success that differs massively from the conventional stock (Morrar, Arman, and Mousa, 2017, 12). Understanding new technologies are key to describing the potential of the 4th industrial revolution and their critical disruptions that it has cost nations including developing countries. Large portions of the world are connected through the social media platform that the line of the changes around the globe in terms of information management. There are new forms of competition that are brought about by marketing platforms and sales distribution strategies that improves the price and quality of goods and services in a way that is quite different from the first and second industrial revolution. The changes have also been witnessed in the supply and distribution contribution (Eberhard et al., 2017, 4). The business environment is also part of these quality changes and organizational innovation.
Just like the other revolutions that came before, the fourth industrial revolution has had the potentials of raising the global income and have improved the lives of the people. These ideas have gained popularity as numerous other people are joining the revolution (Hirschi, 2017, 1). The main concern has been the fact that not everyone can afford the digital platform to explore the existing potential of the 4th industrial. For those who cannot afford them, they are left in the revolution and cannot access the virtual world. Technology has also made it possible for numerous services and other products to change how people operate and conduct their personal lives (Prisecaru, 2016, 57). The current impact of the fourth digital revolution is seen in almost all walks of life and will continue to improve the lives of the people. The government use drones that have enhanced security to the population. Drones are used by police departments to monitor the traffics and had been of a massive aid in enhancing security.
The future of the industrial revolution has a future in the public administration and can still be improved further to improve the government and security administration. There are numerous examples of the new initiatives that will be used in the future from the perspective of the public administration. One o them is the application of the public intelligence in security. The artificial intelligence incorporation with the CCTV cameras has been used in the investigations of cases that involve terrorism and other activities. Artificial intelligence has improved the administration have been used to lower the level of attacks on countries. With the increasing cyber crimes, artificial intelligence is key to tracking and mitigating against the crimes. Drones have been invested in the water and electricity organizations including the DEWA organizations where the technology have been part of the problem solution. Even though the machines will replace many jobs, but new jobs will be created in a field of new sciences such as Space Engineering. These will even make life better for people.
The future innovations and technology are likely to expound on what has already been started as the initial stages of the fourth revolution. Numerous ideas will change in the future especially those that deal with the different aspects of life such as communication and transport are likely to drop in cost so that people can easily afford them. This changing also influences the global supply and the other lines of the chain changing. It is expected that the cost of the trade is likely to go down without the other ideas not being driven effectively. Despite all these changes, the fourth industrial revolution is likely to results in numerous disadvantages including inequality and the apparent changes within the market concerning the supply and demand (Hyun Park, Seon Shin, Hyun Park, and Lee, 2017, 935). Automation of services is likely to take over the industry and the entire labor sector. Many workers will be displaced by machines that way operate efficiently making companies not to use physical labor. Displacement of workers by guided by technology that depends on the reward for safety jobs. It is not possible to foresee a scenario where there is a combination of the positive impacts and the continuous negativity associated with it.
The measure and speed the experienced changes that come from the fourth industrial revolution have been a concern too many third world countries that cannot keep up with this pace (Chung, and Kim, 2016, 9). This is because the changes come with the shifts in our knowledge and changes in wealth are massive (Waidner, and Kasper, 2016, 1303). Being knowledgeable about the changes and the speed at which they are also taking place and the changes that have seen the technological riches and advancements in knowledge is likely to benefit those who are embracing it.
The basis of this research is that the 4th industrial revolution has come with numerous advantages in public administration and have led to massive success in this sense. However, the 4th industrial revolution has come under massive criticism as a result of the many dangers that are posed to the public. The revolution comes with automation of machines making many people lose their employment while continuously promoting the efficiency of the industries. The following hypothesis has been developed in helping to solve the problems in this study.
H01: By efficiently implementing the features of the 4th industrial revolution, various governments and public administrators can benefit massively from the opportunities created by the advancement in technology, thereby creating efficiency and effectiveness in the government.
H02: Despite several advantages that come with the fourth industrial revolution, the fast-paced changes makes it difficult for the people to adjust to the changes leading to others losing their jobs and businesses.
This is qualitative research that will consist of the participants from the institutions that are involved in public administration and the 4th industrial revolution. The research decision makers in the government and the other industries so that they can describe the changes that they have noted within their last century. The researcher will ask questions related to the fourth industrial revolution so that findings and conclusions can be arrived at. This research will use a basic survey questionnaire in getting the answers from the prominent people who make full use of the technologies of the fourth industrial revolution. This including artificial intelligence and the benefits that the use of surveillance cameras in public administration. The reason for choosing this research methodology is because it is efficient and effective for this type of situation, especially in qualitative data. The survey questionnaire is best suited for collecting first-hand information from the participants. Research methodology applies to the best strategies that can give the most valid data (Creswell, 2013). The most common strategies for data collection also corresponds to the standards of research that have been set (Cassell, and Symon, 2004; Crotty, 2003).
This research will have participants from the technology industries and those who are aware of these revolutions from the first, second, third and now the fourth industrial revolutionary changes. The participants are selected from the organizations within the study area in the United Arab Emirates. The main leading companies in technology and those who have been the successful implementation of new ideas such as autonomous cars together with artificial intelligence will be the main participants in the research. These participants will provide the best understanding of the data used in the progress of research. The participants will also be selected by giving the company’s officials informed consents so that the participants can be allowed formally to participate in the research. The study uses a total of twenty participants from the selected companies. The number is limited so that the results obtained re specific. This will help the researcher avoid diversity of opinions from many participants that would make it difficult to arrive at the general conclusion. The participants will use the opportunity to express their concerns and the positives associated with the inventions in the 4th industrial revolution.
Data collection procedures will be done by administering questionnaires to the participants so that they can answer the basic questions. The questions will be measuring the impacts of the 4th industrial revolution on governments, businesses and other sectors. The institutions will then be given a letter of consent form along with the copy of the questionnaire that is used by the researcher. The letters will be addressed to the heads of the departments who have to look at the questions to guarantee their participation. The process of data collection is done during working hours. The researcher will use observation to gauge the behavior of the participants. Observation will allow the researcher to verify if the answers given by that participants are right or wrong. The questions will include both open and closed sent and are covering ideas of industrial revolution.
This part will address the findings from the literature and the available data. The first finding is that the first industrial revolution was witnessed in the 1760s when the first steam engine was brought about in the world and people mechanized sound of their operations in the industries, and it helped those who were part of the ideas (Bublick, 2018, 3).
This is the beginning of the modern technology, and the innovation in the first industrial revolution was this invention of the steam engine that allowed industries to transition of technology from the mechanical farming in revolutionizing to a society where manufacturing processes to take place. The transition involved the use of cold that provided energy together with the train providing the means of transport (Gaspar, Julião, and Cruz, 2018, 330). Steel industries together with textile which are dominant when it came to employment and value of the output. Technological advancements have made it easier to perform numerous activities with less effort. Machines scanner work as they have to get existing like human beings. Industrial evolution has taken center stage of the world economic growth and has been a massive part of countries that are developing. The concept involves a combination of numerous technologies that are part of the changing operations in the world through work and interaction. Several scholars believe that the 4th digital revolution has improved biological and physical spheres. This shows that the 4th industrial revolution brought about new technologies such as individual intelligence and autonomous vehicles together with the use of the internet to change the way humans operate physically (Li, Hou, and Wu, 2017, 626).
The 4th industrial revolution in the government and public administration
The government has benefited massively from the 4th industrial revolution. However, there are challenges that it has presented to the government. Security is key to what the government has done so far in terms of the industrial revolutions. Voice-activated assistance together with the facial identification has been a massive part of the ever-changing technological changes have also learned how companies and governments operate and therefore leading to numerous social changes that are even similar to the common industrial prevalence and revolutions. The first three industrial revolutions spearheaded the policies of technology and partnerships that enabled the industrial interventions and technology to sustain the operations and fundamentals of society. This could be witnessed in the first industrial revolution which began in Britain in the year 1760 (Dao et al., 2017, 1280). Numerous ideas and collaborations supported this intervention making them some of the most recognizable interventions to date (Xing, Bo, and Tshilidzi, 2017, 9; Salem, 2017, 66). Creation of factories for significant success as a result of the first industrial revolutions that took place in Britain and other countries that could adopt this process. What was witnessed in the second revolution was roughly a century after the first revolution was initiated. It came about when there was massive mass production in the industries such as steel industries oil industries and electricity. Some of the most notable items include bulbs telephones and engines that were used for internal combustion. The introduction of the semiconductors and personal computers marry the third industrial changes easier as many people who would simplify the work that they were doing.
Numerous companies and industries that operate on transport and retail, as well as banking systems, are always looking towards incorporating the new technologies into reality (Savić, 2018, 6). The recent development in 3-D printing, as well as artificial intelligence, have been incorporated successfully into various companies (Loureiro, 2018, 740). One of the studies that happened in the year 2017 by the European patent office as realized that the growth of 4th industrial revolution is massively improving the available rate which is 54% after every three years (de Lorenzo et al., 2018, e45658). Technology together with digital evolution has been intertwined with numerous businesses and social media to affect the economic lives of the people. This applies well trying to separate technology from non-technical ideas and becoming increasingly redundant (Tarabasz, Selaković, and Abraham, 2018, 231). Companies and government institutions are also struggling to meet the increasing demands within the fourth industrial changes especially those that deal with technological changes. The united states have Silicon Valley where technology is developing at the rate that even the technological policymakers cannot keep up with. There is always the abuse of hunger wear companies on how to borrow literacy skills for them to keep up with the scales of the competitors. Many companies lack the skills to interpret and analyze data successfully become part of the increasing 4th industrial changes as required. Studies have shown that artificial intelligence will be eliminating the jobs that people are doing. This means that people have to make the changes and also be part of the continuous evolution. The creation of demand for jobs also comes with the need for new skills and expertise that has always been a warning to diverse economies (Arntz, Gregory, Lehmer, Matthes, and Zierahn, 2017, 3). High skilled workers are always paid higher than the rest of the workers were left behind. Whether people do not want to change with the new initiatives, it is imminent that it will catch up with them. By the year 2018, there was a report on investment that found numerous billionaires that have been part of the breakthrough in innovations. These billionaires have been a massive part of the evolution that has taken place. Examples are those that are involved with the evolution of Microsoft and other powerful media platforms such as Facebook. This is the millionaires of today, and they are setting the pace for other employees or employers who are also participating in these innovations (Kamal, Saad, and Kok, and Hussain, 2018, 189).
Currently, people are standing and the brink of technology for evolutions that have formed a fundamental part of our lives. These evolutions are important parts of people’s lives, and how people relate with other people (Shin et al., 2018, 347). It is a scope that is complex and as transformed every aspect of humankind. It is impossible to tell how things will unfold in the future even though it is clear that responses to such complexities have to be complex and integral part of the global stakeholders.
Some of the reasons for transformation are mainly because of their relations experienced within their study distribution and the arrival of the 4th industrial changes. The speed of this breakthroughs can present a massive challenge to the people cannot adjust to the changes. It is crucial to note that these changes are affected every aspect of the country including security. There are several reasons why the transformations that are witnessed today do not necessarily coincide with the progression from the third industrial revolution. Instead, it represents the arrival of a distinct revolution which is the fourth one. This revolution is accompanied by the speed and the scope of different other items that are not part of the contribution. The speed of this breakthrough does not have any historical precedents and does not relate in any way shape or form of the types reformation. When people make a comparison with the previous changes, the fourth revolution is evolving in a manner that can be described exponentially, and it is not linear like the other previous changes. It also affects other aspects of life and not only the industries. The exponential growth has seen the transformation of management government and production.
There are numerous reasons why the changes and transformations that are witnessed today do not represent a prolongation of the first two instances of revolution. There is a possibility that numerous people are connected with mobile devices and have an unprecedented power of processing and storage of information. These possibilities also multiply the emergence and the breakthrough of artificial intelligence with robots and other ideas. Artificial intelligence surrounds everyone as we can witness self-driving cars and rooms that are operating on a virtual basis with no assistance needed. The software is also available that can successfully translate numerous investments for the people. Some of the most important provinces that have been witnessed are within their artificial intelligence. And there are eight years, the computer I have gained the power to process the vast majority of the data and have allowed for the discovery of different algorithms that can predict the culture and interests of the people. Fabrication of digital technologies is allowing for interaction with the biological world. This is what makes the fourth industrial revolution unique and different from the other revolutions that have gone in the past. Differently, bringing together a combination of designs and manufacturing materials are to pioneer the symbiosis of various organisms and bodies. People can reproduce this organism and multiply the production in a way that it can continuously sustain life.
Just like the other steps of the revolution that were witnessed previously, the fourth industrial changes have witnessed a massive change at a global scale that has affected the income levels and is supposed help the people by improving the life of the people. Currently, there are those who have massively gained from these changes. These are mainly people who can access and afford digital technology. Those who can access the digital world find it easier to produce goods and services at a rate that is more efficient and pleasant to their lives. It allows people to get employment online. People are also able to order cabs and can book flights online. Playing and watching films have also been made easier as it can be done remotely without having to necessarily walk to the theatre to enjoy this service is the way it used to be in the past. In the future, different other technological innovations are expected to lead other changes with acceptable long-term gains in production efficiency. It is expected that transportation cost and communication will effectively drop together with the cost for logistics and supply chains opportunities are also coming at the major economic risks (Romero et al., 2016, 29). This is a procedure where there is the potential of inequality especially when it comes to disruption of the labor market when automation of machines will take place fully in the economy. It is predicted that there will be complete mismanagement and a complete drop out of their employers. Most of the workers will be displaced by the machines that will excavate the gap between the return of labor. Conversely, it will be possible to displace numerous workers by technology increasing unemployment and inequality (Colombo, Karnouskos, and Kaynak. Shi, and Yin, 2017, 6).
The future of the 4th industrial revolution
In the future, it is expected that talent will be more important than capital and will represent a crucial factor especially when it comes to production. There will be more innovations in technology. The best thing to do for the public administration is to expects more changes and to embrace the changes in technology. This was talented are likely to succeed more, and they are likely to get employment more than those who have the capital. Eventually, it will also give rise to the job market that has continuously been segregated into two sets of payment. Currently there those who are paid lowly who belong to the low skill segment others who are paid highly who belong to the high skill segment. Inequality is a crucial factor to the fourth industrial revolution despite not being a key concern in the economic sense. Inequality represents a concern even currently during the initial stages of the fourth industrial changes. Some of the largest benefits of the innovations have been the people who provide intellectual capital and physical capital for investment (Jones, and Pimdee, 2017, 4). It also involves shareholders who contribute massively to the increasing gap in wealth between the people who depend on capital and those who depend on the labor. It is crucial to in having the best strategies in technology and why the income of numerous countries that have stagnated for some time. It is also responsible for the decrease in the economy in the majority of the countries that have a high income (Leydesdorff, 2018, 16). This is because of the continuous need for more skilled employees, and the workers can handle the technologies. This is, therefore, the start of a job market that has a strong demand in both high and low hands cannot balance between the two. This is the same reason why many workers have become more disillusioned at they’re fearful for the income of the children and the future. It is likely that the future of their children is likely to study night. Similarly, the reason why the middle class in all around the globe are experiencing dissatisfaction and unfairness when it comes to pervasive sense experiences. An economy where a winner takes all gives minimal access for the people who belong to the middle class, and this has become the receipt for democratic dereliction. Discontent among the workers can also be brought about by the pervasiveness that exists in digital technology as well as the dynamics of the information technology brought about by social media. Shin et al., (2018) states that more than five hundred million people visit Facebook and other social media to look for valid information and the latest trends in the world daily. The direction will not be the same in an ideal world where an opportunity for cross-cultural and cohesion are different. The social media people create unrealistic propaganda, and expectations that constitute to a continuance loss of opportunities and ideologies that spread are spread.
One of the underlying ideas is that there is a conversation about that senior business manager and the continuous acceleration of innovative technology that is always disrupting the hard drivers of the economy. Discontinuous development has been a challenge to even the best people who are more and well informed in the operations of a company. For the suppliers, several industries see the improvement and the introductions that are helping them to have new ways of serving the needs and value for the chains. Day’s disruption from the competitors whoever accesses to digital technology and platforms where they can research and develop their market. Through technology, it is easier to disrupt and individual company through searching on their market and what they do to do their service. There is a massive shift when it comes to demands and growing transparency with consumer engagement. The new pattern of the consumers is increasingly becoming complicated as most of them operate using mobile phones that have recently become a force in the market. One of the critical developments that have enabled these platforms to perform is the demand and supply that have disrupted the culture and structure of the industries.
There is a significant trend in the development of platforms that have been enabled by technology that uses a combination of disruptions of the existing structures in the industry. These include those that are within their sharing of the economy between the market supplies. Technology has enabled people to be suppliers and consumers of the goods at the same time. This platforms and trends have made it easier for those who have smartphones add data to create new ways of consumer goods as well as the services. Additionally, they are lowering the barriers that exist in businesses where individuals can create wealth and alter their personal and professional environment. These platforms are also available and are increasingly becoming popular multiplying their available new services. Services such as laundry and shopping as well as hacking have emerged to be crucial in recent times. Holding them have a massive advantage in technology especially if they can successfully be incorporated into their operations.
The four main effects of the 4th industrial revolution have been on the business expectation on customers and product enhancement through collaboration and innovation. Whether they’re customers or owners of businesses drive the economy, they have to improve their customers that they are serving. Physical goods are improved by the new inventions and capabilities of digital platforms and data-based experiences. Assets require new platforms of collaboration thereby speeding up their disruption processes that is coming about by the fourth industrial transformations. The emergence of the platforms that operate on a global scale means that culture and other organizational forms how to be taught about as they operate differently (Taraba’s, Selaković, and Abraham, 2018, 232). From an overall perspective, they must leave inexorable shift from the third industrial revolution that was mainly simple digitalization to the universe that has been using technologies within the fourth industrial revolution. This shifts in operation are making their companies think and react in the way they operate their businesses. However, the domain model of business operation will remain the same as executive and executives have to change the environment and challenge all the operational values thereby proving to be relentless and continuously innovating.
As the revolution continues to affect the world and continuous improvement on the newly available digital platforms, there is an increased engagement that the citizens have with the government. This is because they can voice their opinions to the government executives directly and coordinates various efforts so that they are heard by the public authorities. The government has also gained new technologies that have empowered their control of the population. Also, there is massive concern about by the available surveillance systems that can enhance the control of infrastructure on a digital platform. However, many administrators feel the pressure that comes with these changes especially for the public agreement and policy-making procedures. The government has a role to play in conducting policies and source out the new methods that can be used to decentralize or from the people (Eberhard et al., 2017, 4). Technology is making it impossible for the government to control everyone, especially what they think about what they need and what they see. The people used the technology to air their voices and to give opinions even those that the government does not want them to hear or see. Ultimately, the public authorities have to adapt and find ways that they can survive continue to maintain the power of our people. If they can effectively embrace a wild that continuously has the change, they are subjecting transparency and still maintain the competitive advantage (Liao et al., 2017, 12434). It also shows that the government has to evolve with the changes because if they do not, it will continuously be a problem.
In the future, this will be real when it comes to regulation and policy-making procedures within the public sector. Different decision-making procedures were involved in the second industrial transformations. At the time, decision-makers had the time to study various development on issues that they can use to respond to the issues and farm policies that can regulate the people effectively. This whole process was also designed to be a mechanism that is linear and follows an approach from top to bottom (Morrar, Arman, and Mousa, 2017, 12). However, this approach is no longer applicable, and the evolutions involved with the fourth industrial transformations are changing the world at a pace where the legislators and regulators have to be part of. They have to be able to co-operate and change with these changes. Within a public institution, it is not easy to have ideas that are accepted by everyone. This means that there must be a common ground beauty of the people who are feeling involved or taking part in a policy-making decision. Preserving the interests of the public while also getting the support of technology is a complex idea. Just like the private sector, the government has been creating platforms that can adapt to the new and fast-changing environment thereby inventing themselves so that they can truly understand the regulations. They do so with the collaboration of other regulatory agencies that are close to the civil societies and the people as well.
Academic research has to follow several codes of conduct and ethics that have been defined by the institution. These codes are used in guarding the validity and ensuring that the work given is accurate and is accurate data that had been collected. This research will allow the author to collect the data while following these ethical considerations in academics. The ethical considerations include privacy of the participants, the anonymity of the participants, data validity and accuracy, time management from the researcher among others. When it comes to privacy, all the participants will take part in this research have to be protected, and their identities should not be given out. The name of the participants for the information should not be given out under any circumstances unless necessary. Time management is a crucial ethical consideration that the researcher has to take note of. A researcher has to maintain time especially because the participants have their duties to attend to. Anonymity is important because the participants will not be referred to in work by their names. Data accuracy and validity are crucial in research as they work given must be valid that can be proven. This means that even if the work goes through peer review, it will prove to be accurate because it was daring to the ethical concern of data validity.
In conclusion, the 4th industrial revolution is characterized by speed differences and complexity of data transformation. This revolution is different from what has been witnessed in other previous revolutions; first, second and the third one. It has transformed the public administration and government operations. Nonetheless, there are opportunities and challenges presented by the fourth industrial transformations. The researchers can understand how these changes can be managed so that their impacts are minimized. Numerous opportunities and challenges come with the fourth industrial revolution. The movement and the changes from mechanization of production that was done in the first industrial revolution to the mass production. The standard of living has been improving massively with this changes as people, or longer have to depend on mechanization to survive or the necessity to have mass production. Automation has improved the living standards and has helped people to realize how they can achieve their dreams with less effort. The capability of the technology experience of these revolutions has been a revelation with the potential to awaken even greater improvements in all aspects of life. Computerization has sums together all the other previous revolutions bringing together what is acceptable by people all around the world. Conversely, these changes come with challenges and variations that are most people may not have been prepared for.
The fourth industrial revolution has been accompanied by inequality and numerous cases of insecurity including cyber concerns and various obstacles faced by countries to harness these potentials. Cybersecurity and ethical issues have been the main obstacles towards full employment and implementation of 4th revolution in most countries. Technological advancement and transformation in science around the globe have created an equal effect in societies and institutions. Numerous economies have been destructed because of the faith that people put in these changes. Despite the changes that they have brought to the world, this complexity may fail to realize the full potential of the fourth revolution.
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