Could COVID-19 Accelerate the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

As the Covid-19 outbreak forces the cancellation of trips, large gatherings and a slowdown in manufacturing, the economic damage is mounting across the world, but could the pandemic be the catalyst that accelerates the embrace of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, writes Karabo Moloko for Daily Maverick.

A microbiologist performs a manual extraction of the coronavirus.

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