We are living in a world beyond what we ever thought possible – a world Beyond Imagining. Everything that once felt certain has been destabilised: how we move about our communities, cities and the world; how we work; how we educate our children; and how we plan for the future. In our new world, nothing is as it was.
In times like these, the creativity and innovation that defines the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is more critical than ever before. We need new solutions to solve unprecedented problems, and we need them to help make our world sustainable in the long term.
Welcome to the latest edition of Beyond Imagining, a 4IR-focused publication brought to you by the University of Johannesburg (UJ). In this edition, we are looking at the ways in which 4IR is being used to address a myriad of challenges faced by the planet and her people – not only in the Covid-19 era, but well beyond. The pursuit of these innovations is nothing less than the creation of a sustainable earth.