Staying ahead as train moves faster

Q. At this year’s forum in Davos, it was fascinating to see the way you brought robots and 3D printers into the conference centre so that delegates could see for themselves how fast things are changing. What prompted you to do that? A. Yes, when you look at the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we feel that the world is not sufficiently prepared for it. We need to be much more agile; the speed of technological development is so fast that governments cannot create the necessary regulatory infrastructure. Q. Much of what you’re discussing in your book on the Fourth Industrial Revolution as well as at your recent World Economic Forum events is very much what Singapore’s Committee on the Future Economy is grappling with. If you were to address that committee,…


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