An ex­cit­ing fu­ture – the rise of the fourth plat­form

HWM (Philippines) - - Think -

IDC thinks that by 2020, one-third of health and life sciences and con­sumer prod­uct com­pa­nies will be­gin to de­velop the first wave of prod­ucts and ser­vices that will in­te­grate with third plat­form tech­nolo­gies. IDC calls it aug­mented hu­man­ity which will be­come main­stream in the mid-2020s. Aug­mented hu­man­ity is de­fined as the use of tech­nol­ogy to re­place and aid hu­man ca­pa­bil­i­ties in a way that joins the per­son and tech­nol­ogy as one. Aug­mented hu­man­ity or the fourth plat­form will be a closer step to­ward the pen­e­tra­tion of the hu­man body with the use of dis­rup­tive dig­i­tal tech­nolo­gies. It is im­por­tant to note that the fourth plat­form will not ob­so­lete third plat­form tech­nolo­gies. The third plat­form tech­nolo­gies will stay as these will help in our progress to­ward fourth plat­form tech­nolo­gies that will of­fer so­lu­tions such as aug­mented im­mu­nity, aug­mented cog­ni­tion, aug­mented biostruc­ture, aug­mented sens­ing, and aug­mented mo­bil­ity. In our time, we will see the hu­man race will be re­born.

Ro­bot­ics is one ex­am­ple of a tech­nol­ogy that can re­place and aid hu­man ca­pa­bil­i­ties.

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