The insert in today’s US print edition of the Wall Street Journal is called The New Industrial Revolution. The paper updates and adds new data to the promise, made by Klaus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum, that in 2016 were were entering the fourth industrial revolution.
The first revolution was driven by coal and steel; the second by electricity and the automobile. The third was driven by computers or computing. This new phase is wrapped up in the mobile internet, automation and AI. I am not sure that the internet has gone mobile; more likely the miniaturization of computing and the refactoring of work, once associated with desks and sitting down, are now moving and at the same time more compartmentalized or more narrowly defined.
Though mobile gaming is a big market and growing, the scope of gaming in mobile devices is actually a step backwards in some respects. Visual immersion is a far cray when compared to what can be achieved on the trusty PC platform. About the only capability on the mobile platform that beats the best a PC can offer is the higher volume of networked, even peer-to-peer connections, for players sharing a memory space. But I am being negative…
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