It's easy to get fixated on the constant stream of articles on how robots will take over the role of humans and how the Forth Industrial Revolution is going to change the face of the world. This isn't all propaganda, it will happen but probably not in the 'judgement day' scenario many are quick to point to.
The article below from the World Economic Forum states all of the above however takes a slightly different slant to some of the articles I have read on the subject. The point is that WE define the code and the algorithms that shape the future not the other way around. It's undeniable that over the next 100 years the world will change again beyond recognition. Jobs will be lost, but many more new ones will be created. It's in our interest to evolve and adapt ourselves to keep up with this change and it's in our gift to build a future society that benefits from the innovation of today.
That's why the Fourth Industrial Revolution is not just about technology or business; it's about society. It is fascinating when a computer beats the best human GO player, when bots write texts, and machines "talk" to each other. Nevertheless, we humans define the algorithms that govern machines and not the other way around. And make no mistake about it: we are now writing the code that will shape our collective future.