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Jak zvládnout čtvrtou průmyslovou revoluci

LondÝn – Technologické inovace už dlouho vyvolávají diametrálně odlišné reakce: pro některé nadšení z nových možností, pro jiné strach z disruptivních změn. Většina z nás si však ani neuvědomuje, co se děje. Změny bereme jako hotovou věc.

Lidská vynalézavost se příliš málo doceňuje či oceňuje, zejména na finančních trzích. Investoři jsou posedlí přízemnějšími věcmi: strachem z tvrdého přistání v Číně, dozvuky prudce klesajících cen ropy nebo rizikem, že by nějaký šok mohl uvrhnout křehkou světovou ekonomiku do nové recese či deflace.

Je zřejmé, že obavy z podmínek kolem globální poptávky nejsou nepodložené – tím posledním, co dnes světová ekonomika potřebuje, je bezpochyby obnovený stres. Navzdory veškeré naší úzkosti z nadměrného dluhu a neadekvátní hospodářské politiky však při zajišťování lepší životní úrovně a investičních příležitostí není nic důležitějšího než lidská vynalézavost. Nástup nových technologií s sebou skutečně nese příslib čtvrté průmyslové revoluce, což je téma letošního Světového ekonomického fóra v Davosu.

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