Welcome to

Beyond Imagining.

Beyond Imagining encourages curiosity, promotes questioning and champions future-focused thinking. Developed by the University of Johannesburg (UJ), it is a magazine dedicated exclusively to exploring, interrogating and advancing developments in the fourth industrial revolution (4IR). And you’re invited along for the ride.

This new era belongs to cyber-physical systems that merge the capabilities of humans and machines. It is the period in which artificial intelligence (AI), genome editing, renewable energy, 3D printing, autonomous vehicles, big data and the Internet of Things combine our physical, digital and biological worlds.

~ Professor Samuel Oluwatobi Oluwafemi, senior lecturer and researcher in Applied Chemistry at UJ

What does this mean for you? How do these innovations affect your life, your education, your work, your health and your happiness? In our first edition, we looked at the intersection of 4IR and education. This edition will examine how 4IR is affecting our health and well-being, and the impact it will continue to have as technology evolves.

Join us as we ask the most important questions of our time, and as we uncover their fascinating answers.

Contents

A 4IR-focused approach to health.

The point at which 4IR and healthcare come together has resulted in some of the most incredible feats…
Read more

4IR plays a critical role in global efforts to address COVID-19.

It’s hard to believe that there isn’t an individual, business or industry that hasn’t been affected…
Read more

UJ develops 3D-printed face shields to protect medical staff from COVID-19.

The team at the UJ Makerspace is developing innovative solutions to help curb the spread of COVID-19.
Read more

How advances in simulation training save real lives.

Simulation training – the process of recreating all the conditions of a rescue or medical scenario…
Read more

UJ professor uses light to save lives.

UJ’s Professor Heidi Abrahamse has been widely recognised for her work in the fields of photobiology…
Read more

How political shifts and sporting wins affect our happiness.

How did you feel when Mmusi Maimane resigned as the leader of the DA towards the end of 2019?
Read more

Tips on coping with stress.

How did you feel when Mmusi Maimane resigned as the leader of the DA towards the end of 2019?
Read more

4IR is helping researchers to treat mental health conditions in children.

How did you feel when Mmusi Maimane resigned as the leader of the DA towards the end of 2019?
Read more

An accurate breast cancer diagnosis, soon just a click away.

How did you feel when Mmusi Maimane resigned as the leader of the DA towards the end of 2019?
Read more

Reusable sanitary pad helps women overcome cultural taboo.

How did you feel when Mmusi Maimane resigned as the leader of the DA towards the end of 2019?
Read more

Nanotechnology set to revolutionise cancer treatment.

How did you feel when Mmusi Maimane resigned as the leader of the DA towards the end of 2019?
Read more

Local learner invents affordable prosthetic hand.

How did you feel when Mmusi Maimane resigned as the leader of the DA towards the end of 2019?
Read more