PowerFutures is a think tank dedicated to a just energy transition in South Africa. We produced a video to help launch the project that was seen by over 25 000 people in a day, and that has helped open doors to further media engagement and ongoing influence.
We are realising the limits of virtualisation. We still need to grow real food, wear real clothes, move real things around in the real world. And the way we do that hasn't changed fundamentally in the past 50 years. The internet has given us a new operating system, but it’s time to upgrade our hardware.
The technological world is growing faster than ever, bringing the Fourth Industrial Revolution even closer to being our reality. The First Industrial Revolution brought us mechanisation, the Second brought mass production and the Third introduced computers and automation. But what about the Fourth Industrial Revolution? What does it entail and what does it mean for us?
“I believe that internet access should be a basic right, it should be viewed as another utility, much the same as water, or electricity.” - Alan Knott-Craig