One of many writing of the potential impact of the combination of cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things, and the Internet of Systems.

On the one hand the "hollowing out" of previously skilled and secure jobs. One estimate states that 47% of US jobs under threat.

On the other hand, the big data analytics will require trained people with experience at the proverbial coalface whether in engineering, field service, facilities management, healthcare. Train these to be able to see the wood for the trees.  To be able to restore productivity growth.

Governments, the educational establishment, business leaders and public sector leaders need a strategy for the 4th Industrial revolution.