Dating industrial revolution
Military practices had not changed in the 200 years prior to the onset of the Industrial Revolution.
Every European country was still using tactical changes pioneered by the Dutch army in the 16th century at the end of the 18th century.
Schwab expects this era to be marked by breakthroughs in emerging technologies in fields such as robotics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, quantum computing, biotechnology, the internet of things, the industrial internet of things (IIo T), decentralized consensus, fifth-generation wireless technologies (5G), 3D printing and fully autonomous vehicles.
The industrial development plan of Germany began promoting the term Industry 4.0.
In 2019, at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Japan promoted another round of advancements called Society 5.0.
The main innovations should develop in the fields of nanotechnologies, alternative fuel and energy systems, biotechnologies, genetic engineering, new materials technologies and so on .
The Second Machine Age is the term adopted in a 2014 book by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew Mc Afee.
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The volley technique developed by Count Maurice of Nassau (1567-1625) and his cousin, Count William Louis (1560-1620) put into practice the notion of using volley fire.