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We stand on the brink of a technological revolution, says Chairman PHEC

Rahim Yar Khan, APR 29 /DNA/ – Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Suleman Tahir attended the 2nd Pak-Kazakh Alumni Meeting at Lahore. Ambassador of Kazakhstan Yerzhan Kistafin was the chief guest and Chairman Punjab Higher Education Commission Prof. Dr. Muhammad Shahid Munir was the keynote speaker.

He delivered his valuable lecture on “Science Technology Innovation in the Context of the 4th Industrial Revolution”. He said we stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another.

In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before.

We do not yet know just how it will unfold, but one thing is clear: the response to it must be integrated and comprehensive, involving all stakeholders of the global polity, from the public and private sectors to academia and civil society. During his speech, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Suleman Tahir said the Fourth Industrial Revolution, finally, will change not only what we do but also who we are.

It will affect our identity and all the issues associated with it: our sense of privacy, our notions of ownership, our consumption patterns, the time we devote to work and leisure, and how we develop our careers, cultivate our skills, meet people, and nurture relationships. He said that neither technology nor the disruption that comes with it is an exogenous force over which humans have no control.

All of us are responsible for guiding its evolution, in the decisions we make daily as citizens, consumers, and investors. We should thus grasp the opportunity and power we have to shape the Fourth Industrial Revolution and direct it toward a future that reflects our common objectives and values.

Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Suleman Tahir speaking to the participants of the 2nd Pak-Kazakh Alumni Meeting

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