A REVIEW ON THE CONCEPT OF FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION AND THE GOVERNMENT’S INITIATIVES TO PROMOTE IT AMONG YOUTHS IN MALAYSIA

Delaila Bintk Abdullah, Mohd Yusof Abdullah, Mohd Azul Mohamad Salleh

Abstract


The world is now in the fourth stage of industrial revolution. This fourth industrial revolution would bring digital lifestyle where automation and Internet of Things or IoT widely applied in almost all aspects of daily life. Malaysia is already welcoming this revolution via number of initiatives set out by agencies like the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation or MDEC. However, are Malaysians ready to accept the Fourth Industrial Revolution with the right mind set? This article discusses the concept of fourth industrial revolution and relate it to several initiatives by the government to promote it among the young generation. The government has developed all the info-structure necessary and now the main hurdle is to change the mind set of the people towards utilizing information communication technologies or ICT in a positive manner and created wealth through ICT. This is the main challenge faced by the country and efforts are under way to address that challenge. Obviously, the diffusion of the idea of fourth industrial revolution and its opportunities is needed to enhance awareness among the public. The Government is paying special attention to youths in the form of providing a platform for them to share their opinions or pitch for ideas. The young generation has begun to embrace fourth industrial revolution with their involvement in various government’s initiatives.   

 

 


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