In the name of of Allah the Merciful

Africa and the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Curse or Cure?

Everisto Benyera, 978-3-030-87524-4, 978-3-030-87523-7, 3030875261, B09LHCJ5WJ, 978-3030875268, 9783030875268, 3030875237, 978-3030875237, 9783030875237

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English | 2022 | PDF

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This book examines the epistemological, political, and socio-economic consequences of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) for Africa. Presenting various case studies on epistemic freedom, theology, race and robotics, tertiary education, political and economic transformation, human capital, and governance, it debates whether the 4IR will be part of the solution to the African problem, namely that of coloniality in its various forms. Solving the African problem using the 4IR requires ethical, just and epistemologically independent leadership. However, the lack of ICT infrastructure militates against Africa’s endeavours to make the 4IR a problem-solving moment. To its credit, Africa possesses some of the major capital needed (human, mineral, and social), and it constitutes a huge market comprising a young population eager to participate in the 4IR as problem-solvers and not as a problem to be solved―as equal citizens and not as the marginalized other.