Ace the Next Revolution

Ace the Next Revolution

Preparing for success in an unpredictable future.


This course introduces the context and drivers for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Dr. Jonathan Reichental, multiple award-winning technology and business leader, explains many of the technologies that are emerging, and discusses each of them in terms of their potential impact. While technology is at the center of change, the implications of ethical considerations, behavioral consequences, and societal disruption are extremely important. This course will explain why this new revolution matters and what you can do to succeed.

You'll learn how to:

Prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Consider the impacts of emerging tech
Apply the four future dimensions
Evaluate future opportunities and risks
Understand non-technological shifts
Prepare for future success
Lower your risk and open opportunity

What you'll get

  • 1.5 hours of audio lessons

    Everything you need to know to prepare for this revolution.

  • Technology primer

    Make sense of new technology and understand its place in your world.

  • Historical framework

    Put the revolution in context to better understand what’s next.

Experts in this course

  • Dr. Jonathan Reichental
    Dr. Jonathan Reichental is a multiple award-winning technology and business leader whose career has spanned both the private and public sectors. He’s been a senior software engineering manager, a director of technology and innovation, and has served as Chief Information Officer at both O’Reilly Media and the City of Palo Alto, California. He’s currently the CEO of Human Future and a professor at several universities, including the University of San Francisco.


  • 00
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  • 01
    Meet your host, Dr. Jonathan Reichental, and begin to prepare for the future.
  • 02
    The Industrial Revolutions
    Learn that we must understand the past in order to understand the future.
  • 03
    What’s the Fourth Industrial Revolution?
    This lesson provides the details of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
  • 04
    Velocity, scope, and impact
    Let’s take a look at three of the four core dimensions of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
  • 05
    The fourth of the core dimensions of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is convergence.
  • 06
    Artificial intelligence
    Explore the ripple effects that artificial intelligence might have on your future.
  • 07
    Big data
    Learn why harnessing big data will be essential to thriving in the fourth industrial revolution.
  • 08
    Cloud computing
    Understand cloud computing’s three most popular forms.
  • 09
    Blockchain, AVs, and IoT
    Learn how these emerging technologies are changing the way we live and do business.
  • 10
    Quantum computing
    Understand how quantum computing will revolutionize hardware and software.
  • 11
    Non-technological shifts
    In this lesson, we’ll explore the non-technological shifts expected in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
  • 12
    What does this mean to you?
    Let’s get personal and look at what the Fourth Industrial Revolution may mean to you.
  • 13
    What can you do next?
    What steps should you take to prepare and thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

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