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Industry 4.0 is the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. It includes cyber-physical systems, the Internet of things and cloud computing.
Industry 4.0 creates what has been called a "smart factory". Within the modular structured smart factories, cyber-physical systems monitor physical processes, create a virtual copy of the physical world and make decentralized decisions. Over the Internet of Things, cyber-physical systems communicate and cooperate with each other and with humans in real time, and via the Internet of Services, both internal and cross-organizational services are offered and used by participants of the value chain.
The first industrial revolution mobilised the mechanization of production using water and steam power; the second industrial revolution then introduced mass production with the help of electric power, followed by the digital revolution and the use of electronics and IT to further automate production. The term "fourth industrial revolution" has been applied to significant technological developments several times over the last 75 years, and is up for academic debate. - wikipedia
There are 4 design principles in Industry 4.0. These principles support companies in identifying and implementing Industry 4.0 scenarios.
- Interoperability: The ability of machines, devices, sensors, and people to connect and communicate with each other via the Internet of Things (IoT) or the Internet of People (IoP).
- Information transparency: The ability of information systems to create a virtual copy of the physical world by enriching digital plant models with sensor data. This requires the aggregation of raw sensor data to higher-value context information.
- Technical assistance: First, the ability of assistance systems to support humans by aggregating and visualizing information comprehensibly for making informed decisions and solving urgent problems on short notice. Second, the ability of cyber physical systems to physically support humans by conducting a range of tasks that are unpleasant, too exhausting, or unsafe for their human co-workers.
- Decentralized decisions: The ability of cyber physical systems to make decisions on their own and to perform their tasks as autonomously as possible. Only in the case of exceptions, interferences, or conflicting goals, are tasks delegated to a higher level. - wikipedia
originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
And Skynet God to hook all of it and all of the robotized humans connected as one hive!
Cool little series you have here. You should ink in your others parts connect them together as one.
originally posted by: TEOTWAWKIAIFF
a reply to: supermilkman
Good luck on trying to hype this!! It is a valiant effort. The future will come with or without us and will survive us perfectly well if we aren't around.
Vertical farming is just smart as is aqua farming. But people's minds are not ready.
Technology is bitching (as someone here on ATS said to me) but there is still the problems of people that don't want to contribute and druggies. Two extremes that tech can't solve.
The only true disruptive tech is fusion. Then we either kill ourselves or we go Star Trek.
Give ten to twenty years to find out.
How much oil is left? In June, BP provided an intriguing update to its global oil reserves estimates in the company's yearly review of energy statistics. It raised its reserve estimate by 1.1% to 1,687.9 billion barrels – just enough oil to last the world 53.3 years at the current production rates. - IBTimes UK
According to the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, there are 1.3 trillion barrels of proven oil reserve left in the world's major fields, which at present rates of consumption should last 40 years. However, the organisation also emphasises that by 2040, production levels may be down to 15 million barrels per day – just 20% of what we currently consume. By that time, it is probable that the world's population will be double what it is today and much more industrialised, and therefore oil dependent. - IBTimes UK
originally posted by: dreamingawake
There are certain aspects I'd welcome such as that help out humanity as whole and that add to the "entertainment" aspect of our lives such as VR. More functional prosthetic limbs would be a great advancement-got to check out the Prosthetics Dept. when I was on college, pretty fascinating.
However, such as with self driving cars for example, so far, seem to be risky. Gene editing when taken to certain extremes(beyond health issues) can add a sort of unfair reaction, see the movie Brave New World. "Mind-uploading" I'd be for a sort of neural dock system that is less invasive, more so the possibly a non surgical option- waves sent to the brain instead? How about growing a heart in a lab from your own cells("Scientists grow transplantable hearts with stem cells") instead of having a foreign mechanically aided one?
The Sunway TaihuLight (Chinese: 神威·太湖之光) is a Chinese supercomputer which, as of June 2016, is ranked number one in the TOP500 list as the fastest supercomputer in the world, with a LINPACK benchmark rating of 93 petaflops. This is nearly three times as fast as the previous holder of the record, the Tianhe-2, which ran at 34 petaflops. As of June 2016, it is also ranked as the third most energy-efficient supercomputer in TOP500, with an efficiency of 6,051.30 MFLOPS/W.
originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: supermilkman
Transhumanism is the price humanity will have to pay if we ever wish to address or comprehend the real nature of the universe and reality we experience.
Fact is the simple meat sacks that carry around our consciousness, ware out, age, and die so easily, severely limit our ability as a species to grow in any meaningful manner.
If Humanity is to survive the next few millennia we need to somewhat transcend the physical and mental limitations our current bodies bestow upon us.
Homo Deus postulates that mankind will engineer a coming epochal event to rival the agricultural and scientific revolutions. That is, our mastery over biotechnology and information technology will give mankind godlike powers unsurpassed in history. But this coming empowerment carries the seeds of our destruction. Why? Because what Harari calls ‘dataism’, the new techno-religion underpinning our prospective new powers, represents a networked, artificial intelligence with far greater capacity for reason than human intelligence. It could therefore end up destroying humanity’s status as the planet’s preeminent lifeform.
The threat, he contends, is that those unable to master the powers of these technologies will face extinction while those who are able to will gain godlike power over creation and destruction. The super rich, particularly the technobarons of Silicon Valley, the new masters of the dataverse, will regard those of us without the wealth to upgrade our brains and bodies (the aim of 21st-century medicine, according to Harari) as an ‘inferior caste’, one whose labour will be redundant having been supplanted by a new breed of thinking, super-efficient machine. ‘Humanity will turn out to be just a ripple within the cosmic data flow’, warns Harari. And modernity will cease to be a humanist project, with ‘humans agree[ing] to give up meaning in exchange for power’. Welcome to the world of Homo Deus where the majority of us will not be welcome at all.