Editors: Dr. Edita STOJIĆ KARANOVIĆ
& Dr. Kristijan RISTIĆ
E-book, 307 pp.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution will potentially increase global income levels and improve the quality of life of populations worldwide. However, so far mostly consumers with access to the digital world have benefited, as new technologies brought improved and new products and services which increased efficiency in their lives. Further changes will fundamentally change our lives, work and attitudes towards each other. The positive and negative effects of this are still not visible. However, it is indisputable that the available technical and technological solutions will be used to reduce the use of manpower, energy and materials. Advances in artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, 3D printing, virtual reality, nanotechnology, biotechnology are blurring traditional boundaries and creating new business models, emerged in decade as result of the fourth industrial revolution already changed the way we live, work and communicate.
This Thematic Compendium examines some of these changes through scientific research-works in different fields by 22 authors from 7 countries, presented in three segments:
- Regional researches on recent and emerging problems, treating problems not only from Danube and West Balkans macro-regions, but also an example from another region of the world,
- Recent and emerging security issues, mainly regarding environmental and also financial security,
- Sustainable development and industrial revolution from the point of view of different areas and branches of economy.