The 4th Industrial Revolution from an Ethical Perspective

The 4th Industrial Revolution from an Ethical Perspective

[On 21 April 2021], the European Commission present[ed] its proposal for EU legislation on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its application in the European Union.


The Business Coalition [took] this opportunity to announce its newest publication: The 4th Industrial Revolution from an Ethical Perspective.


As a result of last years ‘Digital World Network’ (initiated by the European Evangelical Alliance) the WEA Business Coalition compiled a team of international experts to write this 100-page book which has now been published by the Dutch foundation Sallux.



As the Fourth Industrial Revolution ushers into a new era of Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality, how should we respond to the societal and ethical dilemmas associated with this new age of transformative scientific power?


This research highlights the need for an ethical and globally shared view on how technology affects the economic, social, cultural and spiritual aspects of daily life.


With thanks to the international team, this book outlines consequences of the Fourth Industrial Revolution in a broad range for business and work life, for leadership, for media and communication, for churches and for personal and family life.

In his editorial introduction Timo Plutschinski, Head of the Business Coalition and passionate business ethicist, claims: “Our hope and desire is that this publication will inspire, guide and lead people towards a responsible view on most recent technological developments. Today’s decision-makers are too often trapped in traditional, linear thinking or are too absorbed by the multiple crises demanding their attention, to think strategically about the forces of disruption and innovation shaping our future.”



The authors are


Prof. Dr. Jack Barentsen (Belgium) Andrew Bunnell (USA) Jonathan Ebsworth (UK) Prof. Dr. Klaus Henning (Germany) Prof. Dr. Bruce A. Little (USA) Jeremy Peckham (UK) Rev. Timo Plutschinski (Germany)


Please see the table of contents HERE.


Order your 20€ print copy online today! SalDisc21 gives you 10% discount on your order!


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