One of the post that was shared with us last week regarding the Internet of Things (IoT) was an interesting article named “What are the 10 biggest global challenges?”.
Just like what I mentioned last week about IoT, we are living in an increasingly connected world, with both humans and machines. The internet is changing the way we live, work, produce and consume. With such extensive reach, many experts have proposed the idea of us entering the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a technological transformation driven by a pervasive and portable internet. The challenge however, is to manage this change in a way that promotes the long-term health and stability of the internet.
Within the next decade, it is expected that more than a trillion sensors will be connected to the internet.
By 2025, 10% of people are expected to be wearing clothes connected to the internet and the first implantable mobile phone is expected to be sold.
If almost everything is connected, it will transform how we do business and may help us manage resources more efficiently and sustainably.
However, with the recent uproar of the US elections, it seems that the efficient allocation of resources may be a big issue. As Donald Trump wins the US election, what’s ahead for women, Muslims, Hispanics and immigrants may not be favourable.
Hence, I would recommend anyone believing in Trump’s ideology to see this post, because many research studies are suggesting that rising income inequality is the cause of economic and social ills, ranging from low consumption to social and political unrest, and is damaging to our future economic well-being.
Also, achieving gender equality isn’t just a moral issue – it makes economic sense. Equality between men and women in all aspects of life, from access to health and education to political power and earning potential, is fundamental to how societies thrive.
Although we are getting closer to gender parity, change isn’t happening fast enough. For the past decade, the World Economic Forum been measuring the pace of change through the Global Gender Gap Report, and at current rates, it would take the world another 118 years – or until 2133 – to close the economic gap entirely.
There has been a significant increase in awareness of the importance of gender parity and much has been done by international organization, civil society, governments and business.
However, often the work centres on single-issue awareness-raising campaigns. Existing work also frequently involves either cooperation between different public bodies or different private bodies.
More needs to be done to bridge the gap and facilitate cooperation between the public and private sectors. As individuals, we can start by treating everyone without any discrimination, collaborating with one another to make the world a better place in future!