There’s 3 revolutions behind to reach the current revolution which is the 4th Revolution.
1st Revolution – Water and Steam
– Britain brought in the the first revolution by the end of 18th century, 1760-1840.
– They introduce machines into production
– The productions are going from manual production to the use of steam-powered engines and water as a source of power.
– This technology really helped the agriculture and the “factory” term became popular on that time.
2nd Revolution – Electricity
– The second revolution started in the period between 1870 and 1914.
– The revolution introduced pre-existing systems such as telegraphs and railroads into industries.
– Factories started using electricity and increased the production rates.
– Mass production of steel introduced railways into the system, and contributed to mass production.
– The revolution approached to an end with the start of World War I .
3rd Revolution – Automation
– The third revolution is dated between 1950 and 1970.
– This revolution much more familiar to us which leaning on digital technologies in production.
– The other famous name of this revolution is, Digital Revolution.
– Others also called, Information Age.
4th Revolution – Cyberphysical systems
– The fourth revolution takes the existing automation to the whole new level.
– They introduced customized and flexible mass production technologies.
– Meaning, the machines will opeartes independently without the help of human’s energy or coorperate with human’s instructions.
– The machine will independently collect data, analyze it, and advise upon it.
And now, people are starting to talk about Industry Revolution 5.0 already. In Nexasoft, we make sure our team are well aware of the technological advancement and always on a lookout for the next disruptive technologies in IT that we can offer as a critical business advantage for our clients.