New, innovative, and emerging technologies are being used more than ever across homes, factories, farms, cities, and nations. These are disrupting traditional commerce and business models, thus ushering the Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIRe). Is the Philippines ready for the FIRe?  What skills must our current and future workforce have for the jobs of the future? What does government need to do to guide people in harnessing technology for improving wealth and prosperity, and to minimize the uncertainties that the FIRe may bring on the job market and the risks of widening divides between those who are future ready and those who are not? This infographic discusses the FIRe, what it means for us, and how to gear up for it.

This infographic is based on PIDS Discussion Paper 2018-11 titled “Preparing the Philippines for the Fourth Industrial Revolution: A Scoping Study” written by Dr. Elmer Dadios, Dr. Alvin Culaba, Dr. Jose Ramon Albert, Dr. Vicente Paqueo, Dr. Aniceto Orbeta Jr., Dr. Ramonette Serafica, Dr. Argel Bandala, and Mr. Jose Carlos Alexis Bairan. This publication may be downloaded here:

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